Widening participation

The WP team has worked with over 2500 school students from a total of 260 schools in the academic year 2014-2015. The team looks forward to reaching more schools and students in 2015-2016.

LSE is committed to recruiting the best possible students with the highest academic and intellectual potential, regardless of their economic or social background. Students who consider applying to LSE should be assured that we do not discriminate when selecting students; LSE's only aim is to recruit students who will gain the most from three years of LSE undergraduate study.  

We offer a range of activities for schools and colleges in the UK and overseas, such as campus visits and school talks.  Many of these are open to all, regardless of sector or location. 

However, we do recognise that not all applicants are afforded the same educational opportunities. To this end, in addition to our ongoing general recruitment activities, LSE has been involved with a number of widening participation and access initiatives since 1998, with the aim of raising the aspirations of school and college students. These schemes are not just aimed at increasing the number of applications to LSE, but are aimed at encouraging students to apply to fulfil their potential at the best university for them.  

If you are a current LSE student who is considering applying for the Tutoring, Mentoring, Student Ambassador and Law programmes specifically, you are strongly advised to attend an Information Session on one of the following dates:

Monday 05/10/2015: 11.30-12.30 NAB.1.07

Tuesday 06/10/2015: 11.30-12.30 TW2.2.04

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you can also email us with questions about any of our programmes taking place in 2015-16. Details of our programmes including eligibility criteria can be found in the links on the left hand panel.