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 for this programme during 2020/21 are currently on hold due to the pandemic.

When it is safe to do so, we aim to ensure that there are opportunities for students to visit LSE in person. In the meantime, there are other opportunities to experience LSE and its campus from home, including blogs, vlogs, videos and an interactive map. 

The Introduction to Pathways scheme runs an annual conference for individual students in Easter.

This conference gives students the opportunity to spend time on campus 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.  

LSE has decided to postpone all public events from 23 March until further notice. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel Introduction to Pathways: Law, Banking and Finance Easter Conference. We apologise for the inconvenience this cancellation will cause but we hope that you understand our reasons for this.

Information about LSE’s response to coronavirus can be found online here.

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. 

What activities are included?

At the conference, participants will:

  • Take part in academic taster sessions run by LSE Law and LSE Finance academics
  • Get advice from current LSE undergraduate students
  • Develop soft skills for future careers
  • Explore the LSE campus
  • Meet other students from across London interested in the same subject areas.

Students will also have the opportunity to network with professionals and meet experts in the field. 

Are there any costs involved?

The conference is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Students attending the conference will be able to request a travel reimbursement if they have a valid receipt and proof of journey.

How many school staff should accompany the pupils?

Students do not need to be accompanied by an adult to participate in the conference.  

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 and Safeguarding Policy. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Who is eligible?

Please see our core eligibility criteria.

How can I find out more and apply?

Plans for delivery for this programme during 2020/21 are currently on hold due to the pandemic. 

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.