Introduction to Pathways: Years 10-11

Introduction to Pathways is open to Year 10 and 11 state school students interested in law, banking and finance, who may subsequently want to apply for the Pathways schemes in Year 12.


The Introduction to Pathways scheme runs an annual conference for individual students in Easter.

This conference gives students the opportunity to spend time on campus exploring higher education and finding out more about both law and finance related degrees. Staff and current LSE undergraduate students work with students to explore these social science disciplines and their relevance to the big questions of the day. Previous events have focused on the law and street art, medical law and genetics, bitcoin and financial investment. Students will also find out about the full Pathways Programmes, and will be encouraged to apply when they reach Year 12.  

Applications are now open! For more information and how to apply, please see below. 

Apply here

When and where does the scheme run?

Our annual Introduction to Pathways: Law, Banking and Finance Easter Conference will be held each year in April. This year the conference is on Friday 24th April and will also be held on the LSE campus.

What activities are included?

At the conference, participants will:

  • Take part in academic taster sessions run by LSE Law and LSE Finance academics
  • Get advice from current LSE undergraduate students
  • Develop soft skills for future careers
  • Explore the LSE campus
  • Meet other students from across London interested in the same subject areas.

Students will also have the opportunity to network with professionals and meet experts in the field. 

Are there any costs involved?

The conference is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Students attending the conference will be able to request a travel reimbursement if they have a valid receipt and proof of journey.

How many school staff should accompany the pupils?

Students do not need to be accompanied by an adult to participate in the conference.  

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 our Child Protection and Safeguarding 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 are now open for students to apply for the Introduction to Pathways: Law, Banking and Finance. 

Apply here

Applications will close at 23:59 on Sunday 1st March 2020.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact

"I enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. I also enjoyed the network sessions, especially when talking to student ambassadors because their advice really helped and make me more confident about my decisions."

"I liked that there were speakers there who were once in my position. It was nice that they can relate to my situation and help me through the obstacles I go through."

Introduction to Pathways participant