Student life


The Students' Union represents LSE students and aims to ensure that your time at the School is not just about studying but is also as enjoyable as possible. The Union organises entertainment and funds over 150 student societies covering a wide range of interests. These societies add a huge amount to students’ experience of LSE and of London. The variety of societies and activities change with the interests and initiative of each new group of students; an A-Z listing of the current student societies can be found on the Students' Union website.

Afro-Caribbean Society (ACS):

The Afro-Caribbean society aims to enhance awareness of both African and Caribbean cultures. From our fantastic social events to the exclusive careers and networking opportunities, the ACS definitely has something to offer everybody. We run on the basis of three main objectives: Empowerment, Education and Enjoyment! 

For more info, check our website at or follow us on twitter @lsesuacs

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Student profiles


Trish Amoah-Ntim

Patricia Amoah Ntim - Accra, Ghana

Lord Dahrendorf Scholarship

I was awarded the London School of Economics, Lord Dahrendorf scholarship for an MSc in Finance and Private Equity, which has allowed me to attend LSE and given me the opportunity to learn alongside some of the most engaging people from around the world. At LSE we have been given the opportunity to meet a variety of students and academics, and we are encouraged to exchange our knowledge and resources.

LSE has impressed upon me the certain truth that knowledge should never be the exclusive to the wealthy. All stand to benefit from broader learning, greater challenges and improving their wider knowledge, allowing them to pursue their chosen careers.

Through the opportunity LSE has given me I now have the ability to reach my potential and inspire others to do the same.

MSc Finance and Private Equity


Leonard Baatiema

Leonard Baatiema - Lawra, Ghana

The MSc Health, Community and Development at LSE has narrowed my focus and helped me identify public health as a career to pursue. The programme has a great balance between theoretical and philosophical concepts, whilst also practically demonstrating how to relate these understandings to real world situations.

There were a wide variety of students of different backgrounds on the programme, which enriched our discussions and learning. I chose LSE not only because of its solid academic and research record, but also the culturally diverse staff and student population.

There is excellent support by staff for the academic and personal needs of LSE students, as well as a variety of student friendly facilities which provide easy access to study and research materials.

In the future I hope to pursue a higher research degree in public health, which would equip me with greater skills and knowledge. This would allow me to provide state of the art consultancy to private and public health institutions in Ghana, and other low income countries. 

MSc Health, Community and Development