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|.

Cypriot Society

The society aims in bringing Cypriot students together, as well as organising events and activities that allow foreign students to become acquainted with Cypriot culture.

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Student profile: 


Panikos Robert Patsalides -  Cyprus

BSc Business Mathematics and Statistics (1st year)

Choosing to study at the LSE is by far the best decision I could have made when picking a university. Not only is the university world renowned but it is based in the most socially active place in Europe! Even though London is thought of as an expensive place, a good night out needn’t be. Just walking around London at night is magnificent and sometimes I find it hard to believe that I am actually here! My aim by the end of my student life is to know the whole of London, which is not as easy a feat as my hometown in Cyprus where you could get around the whole city in about an hour!

The great thing about studying in London is that you can be as involved as you like in university life. I personally love getting involved and I am a representative of my course year and also an LSE Student Representative on and off campus which is a great privilege and honour. I have a great passion for sports and have been selected as the Sports Director of the Cypriot Society. I initially thought that by coming to such an academic university that I would lose out on playing my favourite sport, volleyball. However I was pleasantly surprised with the level and I now play for both the LSE and the University of London teams, participating in weekly games and training sessions.

My course is probably the most flexible at LSE, which is why I selected it. I cover all necessary subject areas such as Economics, pure and applied mathematics and statistics. During the second and third years I am given lots of room to try out other different areas which appeal to me more and could lead to a career in many different areas in finance and there’s always the option of a career in academia. The careers support system here is great: you are given constant access to a variety of firms and jobs.

Even though back in Cyprus I was in an international school I was not prepared for the eye-opening mix of cultures here as I now have friends from countries from literally every continent. I just love studying in a place where you are so active!