Introduction to Pathways: Years 10-11

Introduction to Pathways is open to Year 10 and 11 state school students interested in law, banking and finance, who may subsequently want to apply for the Pathways schemes in Year 12.


Plans for delivery of this programme in 2022 are currently in progress. The programme will not run in 2021.

The Introduction to Pathways scheme involves an annual conference, which usually takes place at Easter.

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.  


When and where does the scheme run?

Our annual Introduction to Pathways: Law, Banking and Finance Easter Conference is usually held each year in April. We have yet to confirm whether the next event will be virtual or on the LSE campus.

What activities are included?

Traditionally, Introduction to Pathways participants:

  • take part in academic taster sessions run by LSE Law School and LSE finance academics
  • get advice from current LSE undergraduate students
  • develop soft skills for future careers
  • meet other year 10-11 students interested in the same subject areas
  • network with professionals in the law or finance fields

Are there any costs involved?

The conference is free to attend.

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.

How can I find out more and apply?

Plans for delivery of this programme during 2021/22 are currently in progress.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact

"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

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.