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 interested in contributing to our work, please see 'WP opportunities for LSE students' on the left hand panel.