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.

LSESU India Society

India Society is the largest and the most active India-focused society at LSE. They promote Indian culture on campus; and major Indian festivals; host Bollywood nights and regularly organise social events. They also host an annual conference that brings together eminent Indian personalities to deliver lectures on the country’s big and contemporary issues. 

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Your Community in London

London is home to a large and vibrant Indian community. The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, The Kobi Nazrul Centre and The Nehru Centre are just some examples of Indian cultural hubs across the city. The capital offers a vast array of Indian restaurants, with regional cuisine to suit all budgets. For those who prefer to do the cooking, London has a variety of specialist Indian grocery stores selling food and drink.

Indian Book Shelf and Soma Book Ltd are dedicated Indian bookstores, located in Marylebone and Vauxhall respectively. The following areas also stock a range of popular Indian newspapers: Green Street, Tooting, Wembley, Kingsbury, Kenton and Harrow, Southall, Middlesex. You can access a host of Asian television and radio programmes through satellite and digital channel, including Sunrise Radio, Zee TV and STAR Plus. The latest Bollywood blockbusters are shown in Safari Cinema, Himalaya Palace, Boleyn Cinema, Belle-Vue Cinema and BFI South Bank, as well as Cineworld Cinema branches throughout London.

Many different faiths are practised across the city and you will find churches, mosques, synagogues and temples in every neighbourhood. The London Mela, which takes place in late summer, is Europe’s largest outdoor South Asian festival. 

Student stories

Executive Education

Aditya Bagaria

The thing that I like most about the MSc is the manner in which the theoretical and practical aspects of any topic are synchronised. The sheer reach of the programme and the calibre of the students continue to impress me. 

The school's academic reputation, especially in accounting and finance, was a driving force in my choosing LSE. I was also drawn to the core curriculum, and I liked knowing I could walk out in one year having mastered baseline financial skills. Then I discovered its diversity and considered the prospect of going to school with people from all over the world. LSE offers you an atmosphere where you can grow amidst some of the best minds in the world. The prestige associated with brand 'LSE' commands a lot of respect when you venture out into the City and Canary Wharf.

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