LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.
Student societies and activities
Your time at LSE is not just about studying. There are plenty of ways to get involved in extracurricular activities. From joining one of over 200 societies, or starting your own society, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure, there is a lot to choose from.
LSE is based on one campus in the centre of London. Despite the busy feel of the surrounding area, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.
Life in London
London is an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.
London is a great city for students, with plenty of sights, experiences, and opportunities to explore. Contrary to popular belief, London doesn't have to be super expensive: hear about London on a budget.
For more information about living in London, please request our London Life: Tips for students living in the city e-book.
The Chinese Society, is one of the largest student based groups within LSE. Our aim is to integrate and promote cultural identity of the Chinese community within the university. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment for our Chinese students. Our influence stretches from career events, social events, sports to charity campaign - ultimately we aim to provide a comprehensive platform for our members not only to achieve their aspirations, but also to reach out to challenge their limits.
China Development Society
The China Development Society (CDS) strives to promote a global understanding of China. Our core mission is to inculcate an all-rounded understanding of China amongst our members as well as the wider public. We are the pioneer organisation on campus to focus on issues surrounding China's development and rapidly changing landscape.
With a long-standing vision to "bridge perspectives and opportunities", our society has laid a great emphasis on organising intellectually stimulating public lectures, informative corporate presentations, large-scale conferences and networking sessions for our members and the wider public.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) is made up of five different divisions; each plays an important part in helping to achieve our objectives. The careers division brings a variety of careers-related events from all industry types in order to help students to take the right career paths. Our charity division promotes charitable actions through organising charity events. The culture division organises talks related to culture, history and various other issues about China as well as providing free Chinese classes, in both Mandarin and Cantonese. The marketing division provides up-to-date information about our society events for our members. Our social division organises both intra- and inter-social events across LSE and other universities.
Follow Chinese graduate student Tia as she blogs about her journey at LSE.