Students in a classroom

Student Shadowing

Year 12 and 13 students spend half a day at LSE

It was really insightful and helped me to understand what a lecture would consist of
Student Shadowing participant

Student Shadowing provides a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students from schools and colleges in the UK to gain an insight into studying at LSE. Students spend half a day at LSE shadowing an undergraduate student. As part of the day, they will:

  • attend an undergraduate lecture
  • have a tour of the campus
  • quiz students on their university life

Students also have the opportunity to speak to someone from Student Marketing and Recruitment with any queries or concerns they have about admissions and other aspects of studying at LSE.

We hope that shadowing a student will allow participants to make an informed decision about whether to apply to LSE.

In 2016/17, over 500 students took part in LSE's Student Shadowing Scheme.

Applications close on 9 March 2018 and shadowing sessions run until the end of the Lent term (23 March 2018).

Student feedback

“It was really insightful and helped me to understand what a lecture would consist of”

“The Student Shadowing Day helped me envision myself at LSE”

“LSE has more of a campus feel than I thought it had”

“Speaking to an undergrad gave me a better understanding of student life at LSE and in London”

Eligibility

This scheme is highly competitive. Therefore, we would encourage applications from students who are on track to meet our minimum entry requirements. Refer to our individual degree programme pages for the entry requirements.

Please note that LSE does not cover attendees’ travel expenses.

How to apply

Existing users

(You are an existing user if you have previously applied for or participated in an LSE Widening Participation programme eg, LSE Black Achievement Conference, Year 12 Politics conferences, Pathways to LSE, etc,)

  1. Sign in
  2. Select 'I am a Sixth Form/College student'
  3. Complete the Student Shadowing application form

New users

  1. Sign up (create an account)
  2. Click "start a new application"
  3. Select "I am a Sixth Form/College student"
  4. Complete the Student Shadowing application form

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Mansell.