LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body in 2017. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.
Student societies and activities
Your time at LSE is not just about studying, there are plenty of ways to get involved in extracurricular activities. From joining one of over 200 societies, or starting your own society, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure, there is a lot to choose from.
LSE is based on one campus in the centre of London. Despite the busy feel of the surrounding area, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.
Life in London
London is an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.
Want to find out more? Read why we think London is a fantastic student city, find out about key sights, places and experiences for new Londoners. Don't fear, London doesn't have to be super expensive: hear about London on a budget.
With an annual membership of roughly 400, the German society is one of the largest and most active socities on campus and probably one of the largest German student socities anywhere in the world outside Germany. The society promotes an interest in German culture, politics, business and language. Beside various social and cultural events, the German Society organises an annual German Symposium which, running the 16th year now, has become a regular fixture on the LSE Events' Calendar and has received attention far beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. In recent years, notable persons representing German politics (Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble, Gerhard Schröder, Peer Steinbrück), culture (Charlotte Knobloch, Berthold Kohler, Robert Zollitsch), business (Alexander Dibelius, Jürgen Großmann, August Oetker), media (Peter Frey, Ranga Yogeshwar) and sports (Jens Lehmann) have held lectures and participated in discussions at the German Symposium.