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Widening Participation Team



Widening participation

LSE and widening participation

The WP team worked with over 2300 school students form a total of 260 schools in the academic year 2013-2014. The team looks forward to reaching more schools and students in 2014-2015. 

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Students - are you interested in working with schools across London and on campus to help make a difference? Find out more about becoming a Tutor, Mentor or Student Ambassador| 

Schools - would you like an LSE student help your pupils with a specific subject? Find out more about LSE's Tutoring Scheme|

Schools - would you like an LSE student help your pupils with their academic skills? Find out more about LSE's Mentoring Scheme|

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.  

Details of all the Widening Participation programmes including eligibility criteria can be found in the links on the left hand navigation. If you are interested in participating in any Widening Participation programmes that are taking place in 2014-15 please email us|.