The student story

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The second in the series of Stories from LSE features students from non-traditional backgrounds, either the first in their family to go to higher education or from schools that do not traditionally send students to Russell group universities.

These include Mazida Khatun, born in London to Bangladeshi parents. 'We are pretty much a working class family, my dad was a cook and my mother a housewife… in my section of the community there was more emphasis on just going out and getting a job,' she says in the film, as she describes how LSE Choice taught her to think more broadly and ambitiously.

LSE Choice, supported by the Sutton Trust and The Goldman Sachs Foundation, is aimed at identifying the most talented young people from London state schools and colleges and giving them the tools they need to successfully apply to LSE and other competitive universities.

Length: 7 minutes 49 seconds.
Released: 23 June 2009.