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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 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 500 students took part in LSE's Student Shadowing Scheme.

Feedback from students includes:

“It was really insightful and helped me to understand what a lecture would consist of”

“The Student Shadowing Day helped me envision myself at LSE”

“LSE has more of a campus feel than I thought it had”

“Speaking to an undergrad gave me a better understanding of student life at LSE and in London”

This scheme is highly competitive. Therefore, we would encourage applications from students who are predicted to meet our minimum entry requirements. Find the specific entry requirements for your programme on the individual programme page.

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

How to apply

Existing users  (if you have previously applied for or participated in an LSE Widening Participation programme eg, LSE Black Achievement Conference, Year 12 Politics conferences, Pathways to LSE, etc,)

  1. Sign in
  2. Select 'I am a Sixth Form/College student'
  3. Complete the Student Shadowing application form

New users

  1. Sign up (create an account)
  2. Click 'start a new application'
  3. Select 'I am a Sixth Form/College student'
  4. Complete the Student Shadowing application form

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Mansell.