We asked recent LSE Economics alumni to share their thoughts on what studying Economics at LSE is really like! Here are some of their comments.
Q. What is the LSE Economics degree programme really like?
“The professors are superstars. You never feel like you're just running through a standard textbook course - these folks design an experience.” Aaron Luke (BSc Economics)
“I found it awesome that LSE allowed me to approach Economics from multiple angles... I now have a good grasp over the questions that have already been resolved, the questions that remain, and, most exciting of all, the questions that are only just being discovered now.” Zixiao Yang (BSc Economics)
Q. What about the social side of studying economics at LSE?
“You have a cadre of like-minded friends, similarly excited about studying economics at a higher level, that you can stay in contact with or bounce ideas off of.” Edward Jee (BSc EME)
“I made friends for life at LSE, who I met in various places like student accommodation, SU events and joining societies.” Bruno Baisch (BSc Economics)
“Being in London is really fun. There are so many food options and things to do. I also really appreciated living in a big city, as opposed to a university town, because there's a constant reminder that people exist outside academia.” Charoo Anand (BSc EME)
Q. What was your biggest day-to-day challenge as an economics student?
“Keeping up with lectures…There’s relatively less hand-holding at LSE - students are encouraged to navigate and self-discover. Of course, this kind of learning comes with its moments of frustration. However, having to work through these daily challenges and solve new problems was deeply rewarding.” Zixiao Yang (BSc Economics)
“When you don't live in halls, you need to be very intentional about making and staying in touch with friends.” Charoo Anand (BSc EME)
Q; What aspects of LSE Economics helped you get to where you are now?
“You learn to work independently, and you gain very solid quantitative skills.” Bruno Baisch (BSc Economics)
“I have had continuous support from members of LSE's Economics Department throughout both Masters and job seeking processes.” Shams Islam (BSc EME)
Q. What advice do you have for future LSE Economics students?
“A steady pace of studying alongside job searching is the best way to succeed at LSE. It is not the kind of place you can cram the day before an exam and expect to pass. Instead, you will gain world class knowledge by applying yourself year-round” Shams Islam (BSc EME)
“Make the most out of it - you get out what you put in at LSE Economics.” Edward Jee (BSc EME)
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