LSE and widening participation
WP team worked with over 2200 school students form a total of 313 schools in the academic year 2012-2013. The team looks forward to reaching more schools and students in 2013-2014.
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.
For details of our current widening participation activities see the Widening Participation brochure 2013-14.
If you would prefer, a PDF version of Widening Participation brochure 2013-14 is available.
If you are interested in participating in any Widening Participation programmes that are taking place in 2013-14 please email us.