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|.

Student Profile:


Yuliya Baranova, Mogilev, Belarus

MSc Finance and Economics

Starting from my early undergraduate years, I dreamt of studying finance and economics at one of the world’s leading academic institutions. Obviously, LSE was at the top of my list. So I worked hard to graduate top of the class, participated in numerous competitions, which helped me secure an offer for MSc Finance and Economics at LSE. However, it is only thanks to the Lord Dahrendorf Scholarship and the generosity of Deutsche Bank that my dream became a reality and I was able to take my place in the programme.

Before coming to LSE, I did not realize how much I would learn. First, I was able to learn from the world’s best professors in the field and take a look at economic and financial problems from a completely different angle. Second, I learnt from my talented peers from all over the world. Finally, I learnt a lot about myself and how to make my way through the challenging situations.

Being a LSE graduate, I can say with confidence that the School has helped me make a huge leap in my professional and personal development. And every morning commuting to my internship at Deutsche Bank, I think that had not it been for the Lord Dahrendorf Scholarship, I would not be as close to the achievement of my goals as I am now.