Plans for recruitment of new cohorts for this programme during 2020/21 are currently on hold due to the pandemic. We aim to review our resourcing and update the website as soon as plans for the programme are formalised in due course.
LSE CHOICE stands for:
Each year, LSE CHOICE works with 180 students from under-represented backgrounds. Students apply for a place on one of five LSE CHOICE subject streams:
- Government and Politics
See our FAQs document for more information about LSE CHOICE and the application process.
The scheme consists of a week-long summer school from 24 - 28 August 2020, followed by 16 two-hour Saturday sessions during the autumn and spring terms of Year 13, ending in March 2021. Activities are based at LSE.
The non-residential Summer School lasts for five days from 24 - 28 August 2028. Participants study a subject of interest to them, and take sessions designed to develop their key skills and critical thinking.
Current LSE academic staff and research students, external speakers and experienced subject teachers deliver subject enhancement sessions. University information sessions are delivered by staff from the LSE Recruitment and Admissions teams.
The two-hour Saturday sessions run on 16 Saturday mornings during the autumn and spring terms of Year 13. Each focuses on an important area of the subject, encouraging students to think more broadly about the topic.
Participants are expected to use the LSE Library and are also encouraged to attend LSE public lectures.
Participation is free of charge and lunch is provided on each day of the Summer School. Students are given an attendance allowance of £20 for each Saturday session, which includes a contribution towards transport costs.
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 Procedure. They also undergo an appropriate level Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Students are required to have an excellent GCSE profile of mainly grades 5-9, and predicted A*-B grades for A-level. Please also see our core eligibility criteria.
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.