Some questions are academically focused

Sometimes it's about bringing it together to achieve something

Some are about life and personal development

University is full of questions

How do I get through all my readings?
How do I structure an essay?
What makes a compelling presentation?
What are exams here like?
What do I want to do after I graduate?
How can I plan my time well?
How can I meet new people?
What does London have to offer?

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LSE LIFE is the place to ask these questions and find your answers

Which skills do you want to develop at LSE LIFE?

Click on each skill to find out more about it, or keep scrolling to discover how they connect with each other.

Learn independently
Use your own initiative to develop your knowledge and understanding. Participate fully in class, ask questions, and test your ideas with others. Seek and use feedback.
Explore academic texts to identify viewpoints, arguments, and evidence that are relevant to you.
Write clearly and convincingly in a style appropriate for your readers, for academic, professional, or personal reasons.
Use and understand spoken, written, and non-verbal forms of communication. Interact with specific audiences in ways suited to them.
Make notes
Select relevant points from text, lectures, or meetings. Record them in your own words, along with your own questions and ideas.
Think critically
Analyse arguments, explore ideas, and ask questions to draw your own conclusions. Recognise your own biases to help you see a bigger picture.
Find & reference resources
Search for and find information, judge its relevance and quality. Cite and reference sources correctly.
Conduct research
Formulate a question; design and carry out an investigation; and analyse, interpret, and present your findings in the context of existing knowledge.
Think by numbers
Appreciate and understand the world around you through a mathematical, logical, or statistical lens.

Ace my exams

Prepare and practise for exams - revise and interpret questions, solve problems, build arguments, and convey ideas convincingly, under exam conditions.

Create a great dissertation

Combine disciplinary knowledge, critical thinking, independent and ethical research to successfully create your own dissertation.
Get the job I want
Explore and identify professional pursuits that fulfil your values and meet your needs.
Discover a career I'll enjoy
Learn about prospective employers and make a good impression as you search, apply, and interview for jobs.
Make the world a better place
Explore what matters to you and find ways you can contribute to creating change, big or small.
Understand myself
Be aware of your strengths, weaknesses, priorities, and habits and how they influence your life.
Be organised
Manage time, energy, information, and other resources so you can do what you set out to do, in ways that work for you.
Be social
Create, cultivate, and enrich relationships with others - for your work, studies, or personal life. Build a community where everyone feels welcome.
Be healthy
Understand what influences your wellbeing, and take action to achieve a state of balance.
Be creative
Invent or experiment with processes, things, or ideas, and consider alternative ways of doing things.

Make the most of LSE and London

Discover and take advantage of what LSE and London have to offer.
Use technology
Make the most of the digital tools and media that are part of your everyday life.

How does all this stuff fit together?


Every day while studying?

Making the most of lectures and seminars
Working in a group
Getting through readings
Writing an essay

In combination to achieve long term goals

Ace my exams
Create a great dissertation
Discover a career I'll enjoy
Get the job I want


When might I use it?

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