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:


Shin Mei Koay

3rd Year, LLB in Laws

I chose to read Law at LSE, because of its consistently high ranking in the University league tables, and the flexibility of its LLB programme structure. In addition to the LSE brand, which is highly recognised in the business world, it is also known for its supportive faculty and superb learning environment. Taking all these factors into consideration, it was a fairly easy choice to make.

I particularly like how the LLB programme is structured. At LSE, students in their 2nd and 3rd year are given the opportunity to choose modules and personalise the course structure. The freedom to choose modules allows us to tailor our law education according to our interests, which I find particularly beneficial as it makes reading law all the more interesting and fulfilling.

Studying at LSE has been an amazing experience, as there is a great diversity of students. LSE’s multicultural society has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and learn about their different cultures. The supportive faculty lends towards the good learning environment. The lecturers are very passionate about teaching and their enthusiasm reflects very positively onto the students.

A unique opportunity which studying at LSE has given me is that it has helped me to become more culturally sensitive. At LSE, there are many different societies, both academic and sports/interest-related, and this has provided me with the opportunity to meet people of similar interests. I am currently an LSE Student Ambassador, a position which I greatly enjoy as it gives me the opportunity to meet prospective students and assist them in their queries about the University.

I intend to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) after I graduate.