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Student Shadowing (Years 12/13)

Student Shadowing provides a unique opportunity for Year 12 & 13 students from schools and colleges in the UK to gain an insight into studying at LSE. Students spend half a day at LSE shadowing one of our undergraduate students. They experience an undergraduate lecture, a tour of the campus, a taste of Students' Union activities and get the chance to quiz students on their university life.

Students also have the opportunity to speak to someone from Student Marketing and Recruitment with any queries or concerns they have about admissions and other aspects of studying at LSE. We hope that shadowing a student will allow Year 12 & 13 students to make an informed decision about whether to apply to LSE.

Last year, over 350 students took part in LSE's Student Shadowing Scheme.

Feedback from students includes:

“I wasn’t sure whether university was the path for me, but visiting LSE has really opened my eyes."

"I was shocked to find how friendly and comfortable the environment was. Although the studying facilities and their quality play an important role in making a good reputation, I feel the environment is vital for the student."

"Being able to view the campus and talk to current students was invaluable."

This scheme is highly competitive. Therefore, we would encourage applications from students who are on track to meet our minimum entry requirements. See our programme specific requirements.

Please note that LSE does not cover attendees’ travel expenses.

How to apply

Student Shadowing runs from October to March each year and has now finished for the 2016-17 academic year.

It will start again in October 2017. If you would like to be considered for the 2017-18 Student Shadowing programme, please complete the expression of interest form and you will be contacted by us from October 2017 onwards.

Complete the expression of interest form.

If you have any questions, please contact Shakila Khan.