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.

Australia and New Zealand Society

Bringing together Australians, New Zealanders, and anybody else who wishes to join in order to enjoy various aspects of Australian and New Zealand culture. We host all sorts of events ranging from drinks nights to the more formal receptions where members get to meet visiting dignitaries and speakers – in 08/09 we met Wayne Swan and in 09/10 we met Helen Clark. If you want a lot of chilled out fun and some serious stuff thrown in – join the ANZAC society!

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Tim Brown - New Zealand

MSc International Management

I chose LSE for all the obvious reasons: the global recognition of the LSE name, the central London location, the international mix of the faculty and students, and amazing list of speakers that come to the school each week. All of these things are what LSE is known for and it hasn't disappointed. I think for me the highlight has been the variety and quality of the LSE public lecture program. It has exposed me to new subjects that I would not ordinarily have come into contact with.

The multi-cultural make-up of my class and learning about all the little different perspectives we have as citizens of different countries is what I like best about my programme. It sounds cliched but it's true. You take a Dane, an American, a New Zealander and a person from China and they will be informed enormously by the way they have been brought up and how they talk, think, laugh and approach things will be all be subtly different. LSE has exposed me to this in a way life never quite has before.

I think about London, like I have thought about NYC in the past, and never experienced anywhere else this sense of being in the centre of the world. It's exciting and for me, for now, there is nowhere else I would rather be.

What I do after I graduate is still up in the air. I am taking this year out to work out what I want to do with my life. I have played football for a living for my entire life up until to this point so I am contemplating a complete career change. I can't think of too many places in the world better placed to help you work this sort of thing out!