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.

Japan Society

The London School of Economics Student's Union (LSESU) Japan Society is the society to join if you are interested in Japanese Culture, employment, or Japan in general. 

Members will benefit from Japanese language classes, careers opportunities and presentations by Japanese firms and organisations, as well as our exciting parties and cultural activities to meet new friends, or just have fun.

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Student profile: 

Misa Ichinose

Misa Ichinose -  Kobe, Japan

BSc Sociology (2nd year)

I chose LSE firstly as it was located in London and London, for me, is one of the centres of the world – what better place to study for a degree than here? But secondly because of its reputation as being the most rewarding, fascinating place to achieve a degree and the number of doors that studying here could open for me. 

I love LSE’s diversity of students – my fellow students come from all over the world, it’s a joy to study with people with such different experiences from myself. Studying Sociology at LSE comes into that as Sociology is a degree which looks at the ever-changing world, so the multi-cultural atmosphere created by the diversity of students is so valuable to my studies. I believe you can’t get that anywhere else than at LSE! 

I was involved in the LSE Athletics Union in my first year and I am now a part of the Sociology Society, as well as working part time in the LSE Press Office and at LSE’s large number of public events. Being able to attend lectures by world leaders from all sorts of departments, I would say, is one of the highlights of my time at LSE. Being in London has allowed me to have so many experiences outside of university whilst studying, and I’m hoping that will help me to get a career after graduating in the media.