As Summer School students you have access to some excellent student resources from around the School. Make sure to take advantage of them, whether it’s improving your study skills with LSE LIFE or learning a new digital skill with the Digital Skills Lab.
LSE Digital Skills Lab
The LSE Digital Skills Lab enables students to develop the key skills you need to support your personal and professional development. As well as running workshops throughout the summer that you can join, you can also enrol in variety of short online courses on their Moodle page.
Course highlights include:
- Learn How to Code
- Learn CSS
- Learn HTML
- Machine Learning
- AI for Social Sciences – developed in partnership between the LSE Digital Skills Lab and the LSE-incubated AI start-up PigeonLine.
All courses are free and available to LSE Summer School students.
To enrol on any of these courses, log into the Digital Skills Lab page via the LSE Short Courses Moodle page.
The Digital Skills Lab will also be running a host of workshops through the Summer, check out the schedule and sign up here.
LSE LIFE offer drop-in sessions and one-on-one advice, which is available to all Summer School students.
LSE LIFE is a place where you can come to learn more about yourself, your studies and your goals. They offer a plethora of workshops and access to their online resources where you can learn more about the skills and personal interests you choose to explore. You can take part in one-to-one sessions to help you discover your strengths, develop your skills and bring them together to reach your goals.
As a Summer School student you have full access to LSE LIFE online resources.
LIFE advisers are available to talk to you about key skills like reading, making notes, essay writing, research, exam revision, managing your time and other study related matters. Book your 1-1 session with an LSE LIFE adviser.
Alternatively, you can go to the LSE LIFE Reception on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11am – 3pm to book 1-1 appointments.
As well as the weekly LSE Careers Series of workshops for Summer School students, you also have access to various online careers tools. Simply use your LSE log-in credentials to get access to:
You can also take advantage of the wealth of information provided by LSE Careers for students.
LinkedIn: The Missing Manual
We have teamed up with the LinkedIn Guys to give you free access to their LinkedIn Masterclass. Jeremy Schifeling and Omar Garriott led education marketing at LinkedIn, so they saw first-hand how powerful a tool LinkedIn is for students and alumni going after the world's most competitive jobs. Now, they've compiled all the most advanced techniques they learned inside LinkedIn to help LSE Summer School students do the same in their own careers.
Everyone knows that effective networking is the difference between landing a job and landing a great job. And that mastering LinkedIn is a significant component to effective networking.
But having worked at LinkedIn, we also know the site isn't always the most intuitive. Which is why we've built out a complete, step-by-step online course to mastering LinkedIn - from turning your profile into a recruiter magnet to engaging alumni and connections around the world to help you get your foot in the door.
Think of it as the manual you wish LinkedIn came with - all visually demonstrated, all updated for the latest version of the website. And it's waiting for you here as an exclusive free resource (normally $99 USD) for LSE Summer School students:
That's it! You now have access to the world's only guide to LinkedIn created by former LinkedIn employees. Which means you now have what you need to land not just any job, but the job that's best for you.