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


Jocelyn Bako - Arua & Kampala, Uganda

LSE Annual Fund and Margaret Bennet Scholar

I heard about LSE from an alumnus; I then researched about the school and decided to apply for the LLM program having studied my bachelor's in Law at Makerere University, Kampala. I was offered a place and given a scholarship by the LSE Fund and Margaret Bennet.

Studying at LSE has been such a great opportunity for me. I have had the privilege of being taught by some of the world’s best tax professors, using up to standard and interactive teaching methods with a wide coverage of topics and jurisdictions. Being at LSE also enabled me to meet students from all over the world and learn from their experiences. The Careers Department at the School has helped to shape my dreams and aspirations. My experience at LSE has given me a different perspective of the world and opened up a gateway for my career.

Apart from the academics, I had the opportunity of enjoying the city of London, visiting museums, the London Eye and the theatres.

I intend to go back to Uganda and use the knowledge and experience that I have acquired to work either for the government or private sector and with time, use the entrepreneurial skills to start up a business.

 LSE is the university to be at!

LLM (Taxation)

Harriet Nakaggo

Harriet Nakaggo - Kampala, Uganda

Firoz and Najma Lalji Foundation Scholar

The origin of my interest in studying in a developed country, particularly at LSE, happened during my undergraduate studies back at home in Uganda. The relatively backward education concepts and teaching methodologies have made it inevitable that Ugandan education as a whole remains out of pace with international educational development – we were taught to be job seekers but not creators. The reason why I applied for graduate study at LSE was that it is a university with a time-honoured history and academic reputation in the world.

It is as a result of the impact of my scholarship that I want to become a development activist in Uganda immediately after my programme, mostly geared to helping vulnerable children fulfil their dreams of life.

MSc Social Policy and Development