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.

Your Community in London

Both LSE and London are home to a lively Mauritian community. The LSESU Mauritian Society is always ready to help Mauritian students settle into London and hosts annual welcoming events for first-year students. Throughout the year, the Society organises and partakes in many cultural, social and sporting activities, often in collaboration with other national societies to honour Mauritius’ varied cultural heritage. Mauritian students from other universities are invited to attend the annual Independence Day celebrations and members have the opportunity to travel outside of London to partake in away events, such as the Warwick Mauritian Games.

Off campus, the annual and ever popular Mauritian Open Air Festival takes place in July, offering Mauritian cuisine and performances by some of the biggest names in Mauritian music. Moreover, there are a variety of Mauritian restaurants and eateries in the capital; Le Chamarel is particularly renowned for its authentic Mauritian cuisine. Spectrum Radio, based in Clapham, entertains listeners with Mauritian sega and soca music, as well as a range of programmes dedicated to discussing issues which are pertinent to the Mauritian community in the UK. 

Student stories  


Watch the video of Djelila Delior, BSc Actuarial Science student

A photo of Mervin Valaydon, an LSE student

Mervin Valaydon - Quatre Bornes, Mauritius

3rd Year BSc Mathematics and Economics

I wanted a university with an established reputation and recognised expertise and was very keen on studying in London – LSE fitted the bill perfectly. I saw it as a school that would build my independence but where it would be very easy to socialise. The course options were also fantastic (and often unique to LSE) which made LSE degrees stand out from the crowd. The approach to economics at LSE is rigorously mathematical and the mathematics is looked at from a social science perspective. The course does not cut corners and we learn all of the fundamentals of both subjects; in fact it plays to the strengths of the School in game theory, discrete mathematics, and economics. The emphasis, however, is clearly on mathematical analysis which builds a strong foundation suitable for a variety of professional careers and academia. At the same time, the combination with economics gives a direction to the programme and opens further the range of possibilities this degree confers. LSE is not simply about academic study, but about learning with an objective in mind. Students are encouraged to pick up skills and information they feel will be required in what they ultimately want to do and in that respect, personal development is at the centre of everything we do here. That may explain why LSE is a major target for employers – their constant presence on campus during recruitment cycles is testament to this. For the future, I am looking at post-graduate courses at the moment, including the MSc in Applicable Mathematics at LSE, and I am interning again this summer to acquire more work experience.

Please see Mathematics and economics