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.
South Asia Society
Cutting across borders within South Asia, the South Asia Society intends to serve as a forum to identify, discuss and influence the development discourse in the region, all the while celebrating unity in diversity.
The Pakistan Society celebrates the Pakistani way of life and traditions in a culturally diverse student body at LSE. With a member base of over 250, we arrange exciting events all year round such as Eid dinners and cultural exhibitions. We also organise public lectures and discussions on contemporary issues in collaboration with the LSE SU Pakistan Development Society - our counterparts!
Pakistan Development Society
The LSE SU Pakistan Development Society holds development based and progress oriented conferences and events highlighting the problems faced by Pakistan and possible solutions to them.
The society not only outlines the economic, political and social challenges the country faces but invites notable academics, politicians and government representatives to debate and discuss pragmatic solutions to them. The society also holds events focusing on how to develop different sectors in Pakistan ranging from education to health and beyond.