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.

German Society

Having attracted roughly 500 members every year, the German society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus and probably on of the largest German student societies anywhere in the world outside Germany. The society promotes an interest in German culture, politics, business and language. Beside various social and cultural events, the German Society organises annual German Symposium which, running the 13th year now, has become a regular fixture on the LSE Events Calendar and has received attention far beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. In recent years, notable persons representing German culture (Charlotte Knobloch, Berthold Kohler, Robert Zollitsch), politics (Angela Merkel, Gerhard Schröder, Wolfgang Schäuble, Peer Steinbrück), sport (Jens Lehmann) and the economy (Alexander Dibelius, Jürgen Großmann, August Oetker) have held lectures and participated in discussions at the German Symposium.

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A photo of Chris Busch, an LSE student

Christian Busch - Heidelberg, Germany

'The chance to interact with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, as well as global employability after graduation, were the driving forces for me to apply to LSE after my Diploma. The MSc programme in Management, Organisations and Governance has given me a comprehensive overview of the practice of management. In contrast to the narrower education at business schools, it addresses management not only on an economic level, but also in a broader societal context. Interacting with some of the world's brightest people, both students and professors, has been the most overwhelming experience at LSE. The interesting mixture of students, many with a high level of previous experience, puts even the most abstract knowledge into a practical context. The broad extra-curricular offering of almost daily public lectures with speakers from Bill Clinton to George Soros has rounded out my experience here. The range of activities offered on campus by the different societies also provides a good incubator for personal development. During my time in the Corporate Responsibility Society I learned to shape and adjust my management biased views on the role (and duties) of companies, and interact with students from widely different backgrounds. Studying at LSE offers a vast range of opportunities after graduation, as the area of subjects is broad enough to be attractive for a huge range of employers and institutions. After I graduate I plan either to go for a PhD in a management related area, or a challenging graduate development programme within a multinational company somewhere abroad.'

Please see, MSc Management, Organisation and Governance