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Introduction to the Social Sciences: Years 10-12

This one-day event, repeated through the year, introduces Year 10-12 students to the content and language of the social sciences.

The tour was informative and I learnt a lot about social sciences. The ambassadors were great
Introduction to the Social Sciences participant
Please see below for more information about the Introduction to the Social Sciences scheme and how to apply for it. 

When and where does the scheme run?

The Introduction days are held on the LSE campus. 

The following dates are currently available for 2017/18:

All sessions run from 10:30am -3:30pm

December 2017
Thursday 14 December 2017 
Friday 15  December 2017

March 2018 
Monday 26 March 2018 
Tuesday 27 March 2018 
Wednesday 28 March 2018

April 2018 
Thursday 5 April 2018 
Friday 6 April 2018 

What activities are included?

The day includes:

1. A short introduction to LSE
2. At least one academic session on a social science topic. Previous topics have been: ‘The happiness of economics’, an introduction to econometrics, exploring why the British drink tea’. If there is a particular subject interest, we ask schools to let us know in advance and will try to accommodate this where possible.
3. Student panel Q&A and student led games and competitions
4. Campus tour

Are there any costs involved?

There is no charge for the scheme, but schools need to arrange and pay for transport to / from the LSE campus. Lunch is not provided.

How many school staff should accompany the pupils?

We ask that one or more members of staff accompany your group if selected to attend the scheme. We will confirm details as to numbers of staff required when we confirm the number of places but roughly one per group of 10-15 students.

What training do LSE staff receive?

All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training before the event. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with LSE’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Who is eligible?

Please see our core eligibility criteria

How can I find out more and apply?

Applications open on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Please click here to apply. If you have any questions about this scheme please contact widening.participation@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7107 5250.