Introduction to Pathways: Year 11

Introduction to Pathways is open to Year 11 state school students interested in law, banking and finance, who may subsequently want to apply for the Pathways schemes in Year 12.


The Introduction to Pathways conference is a virtual event taking place on Saturday 1 April 2023.

This conference gives students the opportunity to spend time exploring higher education and finding out more about both law and finance related degrees. Staff and current LSE undergraduate students work with students to explore these social science disciplines and their relevance to the big questions of the day. Previous events have focused on the law and street art, medical law and genetics, bitcoin and financial investment. Students will also find out about the full Pathways Programmes, and will be encouraged to apply when they reach year 12.  

Applications for the 2023 conference will open on 9 January 2023 and close at 11:59pm on Sunday 19 February 2023.

When and where does the scheme run?

The Introduction to Pathways conference will be held virtually, via Zoom, between 10:45am – 2:30pm on Saturday 1 April 2023.

What activities are included?

Our 2023 Introduction to Pathways conference will include:

  • Interactive, academic taster sessions run by the LSE Law School and LSE Finance academics
  • Advice on completing university applications, and how students can start preparing now, from our Admissions Specialist
  • Development of transferable skills for future studies and careers
  • The opportunity to take part in a Q&A discussion with current LSE undergraduate students

Are there any costs involved?

The conference is free to attend.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this conference, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
  • Currently be in Year 11
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance (~90 minutes) from LSE

How can I find out more and apply?

Applications for this year’s Introduction to Pathways event are now open and will close on Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11:59PM. To apply, please click here and complete the application form.

If you have any questions about this year’s Introduction to Pathways event, or about applying, please contact us at

What training do LSE staff receive?

All staff and students involved in the sessions receive appropriate training before the event. Staff or students working directly and regularly with young people on activities receive specific training on working with children, in line with our Child Protection Procedure. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.

"I enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends. I also enjoyed the network sessions, especially when talking to student ambassadors because their advice really helped and make me more confident about my decisions."

"I liked that there were speakers there who were once in my position. It was nice that they can relate to my situation and help me through the obstacles I go through."

Introduction to Pathways participant