We encourage our undergraduates to make the most of the full student experience whilst at LSE. There are over 200 student societies, including 40 sports clubs, allowing students to explore and develop a variety of academic, cultural, career and activity orientated interests. Our student activities page and Students’ Union webpage provide more detailed information about these opportunities.
Students can get involved in volunteering or charity work, develop their entrepreneurial ideas through our LSE Generate scheme or take up a new language at our Language Centre.
LSE is based on one compact campus in the centre of London, located between Covent Garden, Fleet Street and Holborn. Our campus houses our library, study spaces, sports facilities and food and drink outlets. Find out more about our campus and student life.
Our students therefore enjoy the convenience and community of a campus setting alongside all the academic, entertainment and graduate benefits that come with being located in the heart of London.
Living in London
Being in London means that the student experience is not limited to our own campus. As LSE is part of the University of London, students can also enjoy additional clubs, societies and facilities offered by the University of London and its colleges. This broadens the social experience, allowing LSE students the opportunity to meet other students studying a variety of degrees from architecture to zoology at universities across the city.
We appreciate that students and parents/carers can often have concerns about the cost of studying in London. We recommend that students think about budgeting in advance of arriving at LSE and refer to our London on a budget guidance and find out about the ways LSE can support them with the cost of living.
Subsidised student accommodation in the centre of the city, part-time work options and student discounts on everything from shopping, travel and eating out mean that it is possible to make the most of the opportunities that London has to offer whilst living economically.
We generally recommend that students budget between £1,300 - £1,400 a month for living expenses and offer our own financial support awards including scholarships and means-tested bursaries to assist with these living costs. Detailed information can be found on our Fees and Funding page.