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Student video diaries

The LSE experience from our students' point of view

Follow new students' journeys from Welcome Week to summer exams, as they settle in to LSE life, explore London... and sometimes write an essay too!

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Student Video Diary, December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university Student Video Diary, December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university
December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university. Alex talks about his experiences of meeting people at LSE, from not knowing what to expect, to finding friends in a variety of places

Video diaries 2016/17 and 2015/16 

2016/17: Alex, UK, BSc International Relations

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Hi! I'm Alex and I'm studying BSc International Relations and History. I've come to LSE via Bristol, Australia and California and I'm looking forward to spending time in London. Outside of the 'academic bubble' you'd probably find me relaxing in the park or pub with friends, but I am also partial to the arts - especially concerts and comedy nights! 

 

Student video diary, June 2017: Alex looks back over his first year at LSE Student video diary, June 2017: Alex looks back over his first year at LSE
June 2017: After his last exam, Alex summarises his first year experience
Student video diary, June 2017: Alex's exam experience Student video diary, June 2017: Alex's exam experience
June 2017: Recorded over several weeks of exams, Alex tells us about the highs and lows of exam season at LSE
Student video diary, April 2017: Alex's experiences as a London student Student video diary, April 2017: Alex's experiences as a London student
April 2017: Alex's experiences as a London student. Alex talks about what it feels like to live in one of the world's greatest cities and how he adapted to London life, including the cost factor
Student video diary, March 2017: Alex adapts to studying at university Student video diary, March 2017: Alex adapts to studying at university
March 2017: Alex adapts to studying at university. Going from school to university is a big change, which requires reading, revising and even thinking differently. Alex describes how he's adapting to and enjoying the challenge
Student video diary, February 2017: The LSE campus from Alex's point of view Student video diary, February 2017: The LSE campus from Alex's point of view
February 2017: The LSE campus from Alex's point of view. Alex shows us around LSE's central London campus, particularly the places he spends most of his time
Student Video Diary, December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university Student Video Diary, December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university
December 2016: Alex's advice for making friends at university. Alex talks about his experiences of meeting people at LSE, from not knowing what to expect, to finding friends in a variety of places
Student video diary, November 2016: Alex moves to London! Student video diary, November 2016: Alex moves to London!
November 2016: Alex moves to London! Alex tells us his tips for settling in to uni, and shows us his walk home from LSE through Bloomsbury

2016/17: Katherine, UK, MSc Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World)

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Hi I’m Katherine. I’m 22 and I study MSc Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World). My other interests include visiting art exhibitions, baking and watching period dramas. I’ve been studying in London for the past four years now - I love it and I think its great to live here as a student!

 

Student video diary, March 2017: Socialising alongside graduate study Student video diary, March 2017: Socialising alongside graduate study
March 2017: Socialising alongside graduate study. Katherine talks about the importance of relaxing as well as working, and shows us some of her recent social events.
Student Video Diary, February 2017: Katherine handles the challenges and rewards of graduate study Student Video Diary, February 2017: Katherine handles the challenges and rewards of graduate study
February 2017: Katherine handles the challenges and rewards of graduate study. How does a graduate degree compare to undergraduate study? Katherine discusses how she’s adapted to the pressures of her intense LSE degree, and how she feels rewarded for all her hard work
Student video diary, December 2016: Why I chose to live in graduate Halls: Katherine tells us about Sidney Webb House Student video diary, December 2016: Why I chose to live in graduate Halls: Katherine tells us about Sidney Webb House
December 2016: Why I chose to live in graduate Halls: Katherine tells us about Sidney Webb House. Katherine discusses the advantages of living in a graduate Hall like Sidney Webb
Student video diary, November 2016: Meet Katherine, our new graduate video diarist! Student video diary, November 2016: Meet Katherine, our new graduate video diarist!
November 2016: Meet Katherine, our new graduate video diarist! Katherine talks about why she chose LSE, and how she’s found the first term; plus she interviews some fellow graduate students

2016/17: Yea Won, South Korea, BSc Economics

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Hi there, I am Yea Won and I am a first year undergraduate studying Economics. It's my first time here in London and I'm really excited to be sharing a part of my life here with you. Keep watching my videos for more about me and my life at LSE!

 

Student video diary, June 2017: Yea Won’s exam experience: managing your stress Student video diary, June 2017: Yea Won’s exam experience: managing your stress
June 2017: Yea Won gives her tips for dealing with the inevitable stress of exams in a healthy, productive way
Student video diary, April 2017: Yea Won takes us on a tour of the LSE Library Student video diary, April 2017: Yea Won takes us on a tour of the LSE Library
April 2017: Join Yea Won on a tour of the British Library of Political and Economic Science, LSE's main library
Student video diary, April 2017: Yea Won shows us around the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Student video diary, April 2017: Yea Won shows us around the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
April 2017: Yea Won shows us around LSE’s Student Centre, with all its extra-curricular resources
Student video diary, March 2017: How Yea Won made friends at LSE Student video diary, March 2017: How Yea Won made friends at LSE
March 2017: How Yea Won made friends at LSE. There are many ways to make friends at LSE; Yea Won tells us how she met people, and where she likes to hang out with her friends
Student video diary, February 2017: Yea Won on degree structures and her January exam Student video diary, February 2017: Yea Won on degree structures and her January exam
February 2017: Yea Won on degree structures and her January exam. Yea Won explains how LSE undergraduate degrees are structured around compulsory and optional courses. She also tells us how she found her very first LSE exam
Student video diary, December 2016: Figuring out finances: Yea Won’s budgeting advice Student video diary, December 2016: Figuring out finances: Yea Won’s budgeting advice
December 2016: Figuring out finances: Yea Won’s budgeting advice Yea Won explains your living costs at LSE, plus travels outside of London!
Student video diary, November 2016: Yea Won settles into LSE Student video diary, November 2016: Yea Won settles into LSE
November 2016: Yea Won settles into LSE. Yea Won gives an international student’s perspective on moving to London and Welcome Week at LSE

2016/17: Zack, USA, General Course (study abroad at LSE)

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I'm a third-year undergrad student majoring in Economics at the University of Georgia (UGA), spending a year abroad at LSE on the General Course. Having never been to England before, I'm incredibly excited for this opportunity to live in a big city for the first time and explore around the UK and Europe.

 

Student video diary, May 2017: Zack looks back on his year at LSE Student video diary, May 2017: Zack looks back on his year at LSE
May 2017: Zack reflects on the benefits of studying on a study abroad programme for a full academic year
Student video diary, April 2017: Zack integrates into the LSE community Student video diary, April 2017: Zack integrates into the LSE community
April 2017: Zack integrates into the LSE community. Being on the General Course means fully integrating into the LSE community for your year of study. Zack talks about meeting people in classes, societies and Halls
Student video diary, March 2017: Zack tells us about the General Course social calendar Student video diary, March 2017: Zack tells us about the General Course social calendar
March 2017: Zack tells us about the General Course social calendar. As part of the General Course study abroad programme, students enjoy a busy social schedule
Student video diary, February 2017: Zack explains how the UK study system compares to what he’s used to in the USA Student video diary, February 2017: Zack explains how the UK study system compares to what he’s used to in the USA
February 2017: Zack explains how the UK study system compares to what he’s used to in the USA. As a General Course student, Zack is at LSE for a whole year. He explains how things are different here, compared to his degree in the USA: from class structure, to workload, and how he’s graded at LSE
Student video diary, December 2016: Zack adapts to LSE and life in the UK Student video diary, December 2016: Zack adapts to LSE and life in the UK
December 2016: Zack adapts to LSE and life in the UK. Zack talks about settling in to his year at LSE, and interviews some fellow General Course students
Student video diary, November 2016: Zack studies abroad at LSE Student video diary, November 2016: Zack studies abroad at LSE
November 2016: Zack studies abroad at LSE Zack is a new student on General Course, LSE’s study abroad option. Ordinarily a student in the USA, Zack is spending a year in London. In this video he discusses why he chose the General Course and how he’s found his first weeks at LSE

2015/16: Bertram, UK, BSc Philosophy and Economics

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Hi there, I'm Bertram. I'm a first year at LSE, studying BSc Philosophy and Economics. I really enjoy drama, especially going to the theatre. I'm looking forward to sharing my LSE experience with you all so watch this space for our video diaries!

 

Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
Student video diary, May 2016: Bertram’s top tips for exam revision Student video diary, May 2016: Bertram’s top tips for exam revision
May 2016: Bertram’s top tips for exam revision
Student video diary, March 2016: Bertram tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE Student video diary, March 2016: Bertram tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE
March 2016: Bertram tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE
Student video diary, January 2016: Bertram tells us about his favourite classes on his joint Philosophy and Economics degree Student video diary, January 2016: Bertram tells us about his favourite classes on his joint Philosophy and Economics degree
January 2016: Bertram tells us about his favourite classes on his joint Philosophy and Economics degree
Student video diary, December 2015: Bertram gets used to university style working Student video diary, December 2015: Bertram gets used to university style working
December 2015: Bertram gets used to university style working
 
Student video diary, October 2015: Bertram settles into Bankside Halls Student video diary, October 2015: Bertram settles into Bankside Halls
October 2015: Bertram settles into Bankside Halls

2015/16: Jenna, Taiwan, BSc International Relations

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I am a first year undergraduate studying BSc International Relations. Travelling is my passion - bringing along with me my voracious appetite, my beloved camera and obsessive Instagramming. I'm most likely to be found out and about in London trying to find cheap, photogenic street food or tucked in bed with a good novel.

 

Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
Student video diary, May 2016: Jenna counts down to exams Student video diary, May 2016: Jenna counts down to exams
May 2016: Jenna counts down to exams
Student video diary, March 2016: Jenna talks about how she’s adjusted to working at university, and what you can expect when you move from school. Student video diary, March 2016: Jenna talks about how she’s adjusted to working at university, and what you can expect when you move from school.
March 2016: Jenna talks about how she’s adjusted to working at university, and what you can expect when you move from school
Student video diary, January 2016: Jenna tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE Student video diary, January 2016: Jenna tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE
January 2016: Jenna tells us about the many ways to meet friends at LSE
Student video diary, December 2015: Jenna's favourite classes Student video diary, December 2015: Jenna's favourite classes
December 2015: Jenna's favourite classes
Student video diary, October 2015: Jenna's first few weeks at LSE Student video diary, October 2015: Jenna's first few weeks at LSE
October 2015: Jenna's first few weeks at LSE

2015/16: Liz, UK, BA Social Anthropology

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I'm Liz, studying BA Social Anthropology. Born and bred in East London, studying at LSE is both familiar and completely different from anything else I've done. I'm a lefty feminist who loves campaigning for causes just as much as I love tea and baking delicious cakes.

 

Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE Student video diary, June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
June 2016: Bertram, Jenna and Liz reflect on their first year at LSE
Student video diary, March 2016: Liz tells us about AN100, an introductory anthropology class that’s been a highlight of her year Student video diary, March 2016: Liz tells us about AN100, an introductory anthropology class that’s been a highlight of her year
March 2016: Liz tells us about AN100, an introductory anthropology class that’s been a highlight of her year
Student video diary: January 2016: Studying at LSE: Liz’s game show! Student video diary: January 2016: Studying at LSE: Liz’s game show!
January 2016: Studying at LSE: Liz’s game show!
Student video diary, December 2015: Liz shows us the social side of LSE Student video diary, December 2015: Liz shows us the social side of LSE
December 2015: Liz shows us the social side of LSE
Student video diary, October 2015: Liz shows us a typical day at LSE Student video diary, October 2015: Liz shows us a typical day at LSE
October 2015: Liz shows us a typical day at LSE