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Find out what it's like to be #partofLSE

LSE is a truly international university with students from over 140 countries. With over 40 undergraduate degree programmes, 18 departments offering undergraduate study, more than 200 societies, and over 40 sports teams, the LSE experience is unique for every student. 

As a student at LSE, you too can shape your own experience depending on how you choose to spend your time both inside and outside of your academic studies.

Gain an insight into what it's really like be #partofLSE though our undergraduate bloggers and vloggers, past and present. Their blogs and vlogs cover a whole host of topics from top places to eat in and around campus, how to get through the LSE exam season, to what London is like at Christmas. 

To hear what it is like to study in a particular department take a look at the information below.

Virtual Undergraduate Open Day 2021 student panels

Watch the student panels from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day in June 2021 to hear more about the student experience at LSE.

UK student panels:

International student panels:

Department of Accounting

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below:

Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience
Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience
Accounting student Bryan Accounting student Bryan
Bryan talks about societies at LSE and his career aspirations
Accounting student Kailaish Accounting student Kailaish
Kailaish talks about his time at LSE and in London

Department of Anthropology

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below: 

Day in the life of an LSE student Day in the life of an LSE student
Follow social anthropology student Hannah on a typical day
Meet Vy — BSc Social Anthropology Meet Vy — BSc Social Anthropology
Meet Vy — BSc Social Anthropology
Meet Ranim — BA Anthropology and Law Meet Ranim — BA Anthropology and Law
Meet Ranim — BA Anthropology and Law
Anthropology student Hannah Anthropology student Hannah
Hannah describes what the community and social life is like in the Department
Anthropology student Zoe Anthropology student Zoe
Zoe describes her programme BA Anthropology and Law and talks about her time at LSE generally.

Department of Economic History

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department explore the links below: 

Department of Economics

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department watch the video series and explore the links below:

Meet Joanne — BSc Economics Meet Joanne — BSc Economics
Meet Joanne — BSc Economics

Department of Finance

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department explore the links below:

Meet Felix - BSc Finance Meet Felix - BSc Finance
Meet Felix - BSc Finance

Department of Geography and Environment

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at our videos and explore the links:

A day in the life of BA Geography student Imogen A day in the life of BA Geography student Imogen
A day in the life of BA Geography student Imogen
Meet Sam — BA Geography Meet Sam — BA Geography
Meet Sam — BA Geography
Meet Auraine ⁠— BSc Geography with Economics Meet Auraine ⁠— BSc Geography with Economics
Meet Auraine ⁠— BSc Geography with Economics
A day in the life of Mohammed A day in the life of Mohammed
Mohammed takes you around with him for a typical day at LSE
BSc Geography with Economics student Mohammed Altab tells us why he chose to study at LSE BSc Geography with Economics student Mohammed Altab tells us why he chose to study at LSE
BSc Geography with Economics student Mohammed Altab tells us why he chose to study at LSE

Department of Government

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below:

Meet Sam — BSc Politics and History Meet Sam — BSc Politics and History
Meet Sam — BSc Politics and History
Meet George — BSc Politics and History Meet George — BSc Politics and History
Meet George — BSc Politics and History
Jackson Read, BSc Government Jackson Read, BSc Government
Jackson speaks about what he likes about his programme, LSE and London
Benjamin Sharpe, BSc Government and History Benjamin Sharpe, BSc Government and History
Benjamin talks about what he has learnt at LSE and what he enjoys about the community

Department of International History

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department explore the links and videos below:

Meet Horatio — BSc International Relations and History Meet Horatio — BSc International Relations and History
Meet Horatio — BSc International Relations and History
Meet Shukri — BSc International Relations and History Meet Shukri — BSc International Relations and History
Meet Shukri — BSc International Relations and History

Department of International Relations

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below.

Meet Maitrai — BSc International Relations Meet Maitrai — BSc International Relations
Meet Maitrai — BSc International Relations
Meet Nick — BSc International Relations Meet Nick — BSc International Relations
Meet Nick — BSc International Relations
International Relations student Freya International Relations student Freya
Freya talks about how she is finding life in the Department
International Relations student Laura International Relations student Laura
Laura talks about her time at LSE

Language Centre

Department of Law

To find out what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the links and videos below.

Meet Eponine — LLB Meet Eponine — LLB
Meet Eponine — LLB
Meet Jia — LLB Meet Jia — LLB
Meet Jia — LLB
LLB student testimonial Justine LLB student testimonial Justine
LLB student Justine talks about what she likes about the LLB at LSE and what she will remember most
LLB student Alex LLB student Alex
LLB student Alex explains why he chose LSE, what he enjoys and what has surprised him at LSE
Student testimonial Dillon Student testimonial Dillon
LLB student Dillon talks about why he applied to LSE, what he has enjoyed and what he will most remember
LLB student Claire testimonial LLB student Claire testimonial
LLB student Claire explains why she chose LSE, what she enjoys and what has surprised her at LSE
Yan Ting Sim student testimonial Yan Ting Sim student testimonial
LLB student Yan Ting Sim explains why she applied to LSE and how she found life in the Department
Chrisann Jarrett, LLB Bachelor of Laws Chrisann Jarrett, LLB Bachelor of Laws
Chrisann talks about how she is finding life at LSE

Department of Management

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department explore our videos and links below.

Meet Nicole — BSc Management Meet Nicole — BSc Management
Meet Nicole — BSc Management
Meet Rukmini — BSc Management Meet Rukmini — BSc Management
Meet Rukmini — BSc Management
Mishaal Shah, BSc Management Mishaal Shah, BSc Management
Find out what Mishaal has to say about life in the Department
A day in the life of BSc Management student Chris A day in the life of BSc Management student Chris
A day in the life of BSc Management student Chris
Meet Rishav — BSc Management Meet Rishav — BSc Management
Meet Rishav — BSc Management

Department of Mathematics

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department explore our links below.

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method 

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the links and videos below.

Meet Frances — BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics Meet Frances — BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Meet Frances — BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Department of Social Policy

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below.

What is student life like in the Department of Social Policy? What is student life like in the Department of Social Policy?
Our students describe what it is like to be a student in the Department
Richard Serunjogi, BSc Social Policy Richard Serunjogi, BSc Social Policy
BSc Social Policy student Richard talks about life at LSE

 

Department of Sociology

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the links below.

Student life blog posts

Student testimonials

  • David Oliver, BSc Sociology, Current Second Year Student: “LSE has been a game-changer. It is not only schoolwork, but also clubs and societies. There are countless groups you can join from the chocolate-aficionados society to the ultimate frisbee club. There are resources that can help you with whatever you’re going through. I have been to LSELIFE to get help building my CV, to ameliorate my essays, and to get some advice on how to handle a tricky work-situation. And if times are harder than usual and you require some additional support, you can check out the counselling services or the peer support community which provide help to all students. Now you may think that LSE, being the prestigious institution it is, would be low on the night-life. But that would be an incorrect assumption. There are weekly parties that reunite all students from all programs together.”
  • Farhana Aktar, BSc Sociology, Current Third Year Student: “My favourite thing about LSE Sociology is the cohort. Compared to other courses at the LSE we are a much smaller department which makes things from classroom discussions to academic support much more rounded. The Sociology department here at the LSE is a family where support comes from all quarters. We have events happening throughout the year such as our academic lunches, our Krispy Kreme Monday meetings in the common room and our Christmas party. Although to some this may feel small, I know for me it has helped me settle in better to the department and LSE as a whole.”
  • Perdita Blinkhorn, BSc Sociology, July 2015: "All I can hope is that when future students come to study this discipline, they will realise that Sociology is not just in the words of books; it is in the real world, real people, every second of the day."
  • Amraj Lally, BSc Sociology 2012-2015, Current PhD Student: "Studying Sociology at the LSE has been a great experience. It is an intense and independent pursuit, and an opportunity to gain a critical understanding about society and culture. There are a lot of resources and support available such as office hours with leading academics. The academics across the department are often generous with their time and support and this has personally enhanced my experience at university. ... The LSE Sociology Department in conjunction with the LSESU Sociology & Social Justice Society offer many opportunities to learn, interact and grow."
  • Zara Paul, BSc Sociology student 2008-2011: "I genuinely have a lot to thank the LSE for as I have gained so much in the past 3 years and developed myself to a such a great degree. When I first arrived at the university I was very unconfident about my academic capabilities. However, the tutors and the lecturers embraced my qualities and strengthened my weaknesses, ensuring my grades could only improve. ... I worked solidly by attending office hours and skills lectures arranged by the university and my confidence grew through performing with the university shows, speaking up in class discussions and being forced into presentations! My friend network made me realise the triviality of my insecurities along with introducing me to a wide range of global lessons: Asian weddings, Ghanian food, Brazilian dancing! ... I could go on for ever!"
  • Akosuo Yeboah, BSc Sociology (year unknown): “Sociology at LSE is very broad and we cover many interesting topics, from studying the original texts of Durkheim and Marx, to debating the causes and impact of growing inequality in the UK. There is also a strong emphasis on developing independent critical and reasoning skills.”
  • Umut Bektas, BSc Sociology (year unknown): “The programme is very flexible; it allows you to take outside options every year, broadening the student experience and your knowledge. LSE also has a wide range of optional sociology units ranging from more common areas like gender to more obscure subjects like digital technology.”

Department of Statistics

To find out more about what it's like to be a student in the Department take a look at the videos and links below.

Djelila Delior, BSc Actuarial Science Djelila Delior, BSc Actuarial Science
Djelila talks about life at LSE
Meet Anish — BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business Meet Anish — BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business
Meet Anish — BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business
Leyla Nor-Binti-Mukhlis, BSc Business, Mathematics and Statistics Leyla Nor-Binti-Mukhlis, BSc Business, Mathematics and Statistics
BSc Business, Mathematics and Statistics student Leyla talks about her time at LSE