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.

Benelux Society

As well as an email address and SU webpage, for more information you can go to the Facebook Group or LinkedIn.

Student profile

A photo of Mischa van den Brandhof, an LSE student

Mischa van den Brandhof - Kamerik (Utrecht)

What really convinced me to attend LSE was visiting the Department. After talking to one of the professors about the MSc, I was positive that LSE is where I wanted to be. The philosophy we are doing is very hands-on. It is about important policy issues that refer to the basic question of what kind of society we want to live in. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that philosophy is absolutely vital in thinking about public policy. This MSc is great, because it teaches you the fundamentals: how to read, think and write critically about policy. Secondly, the fact that students come from different national and academic backgrounds makes the course intellectually stimulating. If I had to choose the best thing, it's how committed our professors are. They are very approachable and they are interested in what students have to say. In addition, they are dedicated to spending time with students outside the classroom. The MSc is really intense, so there is little time to do other things, but most students still manage to attend the interesting talks organised by the Philosophy Department or the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS). There is always something going on at LSE, from lectures by internationally eminent speakers to social events. The yearly departmental weekend was also a great opportunity to get intellectually and socially involved with students and professors. After I graduate, I would like to work at a policy institute or at an international NGO, like the Open Society Institute or Amnesty International.

Please see, MSc Philosophy and Public Policy