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|.

Sri Lankan Society is the cultural society for all the Sri Lankan students in LSE as well as those with an inetrest in Sri Lanka. The society aims to bring together students from diverse backgrounds, promote the Sri Lankan culture and organize various events for the student body of LSE in general. Regular socials are organised and our Sri Lankan Dance is always a big highlight of the LSESU Cultural Show - Timeless.

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Student profile:


Manisha Dissanayake - Colombo, Sri Lanka

LLB Bachelor of Laws (1st Year)

It is interesting that the law is able to change and adapt to match the fluidity of the human condition. Studying this subject at LSE has given me an opportunity to explore law at work in society. Furthermore, the course is challenging thus allowing students to hone their analytical skills, whilst, at the same time, being enjoyable.

LSE is an institution esteemed for its study and research of social sciences. It is a place that allows for individual growth while fostering friendships and connections between people from very different walks of life. It is also a university that gives its students a very real knowledge of their respective subjects and programmes, and this to me, is very important.

Located in the heart of London, LSE benefits from the energy and life the city has to offer. However, upon entering the campus, one would realize that it is a place of sound learning, and the richness of the courses that are offered are far above the ordinary. Furthermore, the diverse student population, the friendly environment and helpful staff make the students’ experience a great one.

LSE has given me an opportunity to learn from veterans in this field. It continues to mould me as an individual as I continue to challenge myself, not just academically, but also in terms of other extra-curricular activities related to law, such as debating and mooting. Working in an institution that boasts great minds has helped me benefit from the market place of ideas, as well as teach me to hold fast to what I believe in as an individual.

When I graduate I intend on pursuing further education, specifically a master’s in Human Rights Law and aspire to be a practising lawyer.