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 2018/19, over 500 students took part in LSE's Student Shadowing Scheme.
Student Shadowing runs from October to March each year. See Eligibility and How to apply for further information below.
“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”
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.
Student Shadowing runs from October to March each year and has now finished for the 2018-19 academic year. Applications for 2019-20 Shadowing Sessions will open in October 2019. If you would like to be considered for the 2019-20 Student Shadowing Scheme, please submit your name and contact details on this form and you will be contacted by us from October 2019 onwards.
If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Brennan.
LSE Student Marketing and Recruitment collects and uses data to run and evaluate the impact of our activities. The following data protection statement explains what we will and won't do with your data.
LSE Student Marketing and Recruitment and your data (PDF)
This statement was updated on 25 September 2018.