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Students at LSE have the opportunity to take part in exchanges, research trips, and new projects. For example, undergraduate exchanges abroad; a full academic year at Berkeley California; or exploring Beijing with the LSE-PKU Summer School.
The LSE Language Centre offers students an opportunity to improve and practise English for students who do not have English as a first language. We offer ways to improve and practise using the English language for academic work with online courses, workshops and one-to-one support.
On many BSc programmes there is an opportunity to receive a language specialism attached to an undergraduate degree. Degree certificates which include a language specialism will state the language in the title, for example: BSc in International Relations (with French).
All LSE managed halls of residence take part in our #SustainableLSE halls campaign which aims to reduce energy and water consumption, and to improve recycling rates. Students can sign up to become Sustainability Ambassadors, with the chance to make a real improvement and win prizes for their halls.
Academic Representatives are a crucial part of the LSESU. More than 400 Academic Representatives are elected by their student peers to represent them during the academic year and to liaise with LSE departmental staff in the Staff-Student Liaison Committees.
These networking events are an opportunity for students to meet alumni from their course and/or their department and learn about their career paths. Networking events are a great way to meet new people and get inspired.
The Alumni Mentoring programme helps current students with professional, career, and research development. Mentoring can give students a greater insight into what they can do after their degree and help build connections with those in the sector.
Our Alumni Network seeks to build relationships across the global community of interfaith leaders. We are seeking to support ongoing leadership development and make connections across the network and through external partnerships to foster understanding and reduce religion-related conflict.
Alumni Panel Talks are held across the School and they cover a wide variety of topics. Details of upcoming events will be shown on your former department’s webpage.
Ask An Alum connects you with the alumni community at LSE who can help to answer your questions, at anytime, anywhere.
This programme will deepen your understanding of religions and develop leadership skills. There are three modules across Michaelmas and Lent Terms. The modules are: Religious Imaginations in Today's World; Faith Based Climate Action; and Conflict Transformation.
Campaigning at LSESU is the way to make students' voices heard on campus. Campaigners collaborate with the LSESU to change policy at LSE by building a movement that has democratic legitimacy. The LSESU provides expert advice, resources and training.
The programme involves student researchers identifying a particular aspect of LSE to investigate. The students then plan and carry out a small-scale research project with funding and support from LSE. At the end of the project, Change Makers present their findings to LSE senior leadership.
Throughout the year, the Digital Skills Lab offers students opportunities to work and compete in teams, solving real-world digital challenges set by employers and academics.
LSE students have the opportunity to participate in a number of multi-faceted partnerships with prestigious universities abroad. Opportunities are open for undergraduates, graduates and faculty.
The LSESU Committee Hub is a resource containing all the information committee leaders need to deliver their group. Resources range from developing your own group and financial matters, to information on health and safety.
The Community Engagement Programme empowers students to make a difference in the communities we are part of through a consultancy challenge in which teams work together to tackle issues which charities are facing. This programme is open to all current students at LSE.
The Creative Network is a student-led committee striving to celebrate arts on campus, foster collaboration between creative individuals and societies, and build an inclusive community of inspiring minds at LSE.
The committee decides the dates of elections and referenda; chairs the Student Town Halls; decides which motions will go forward to Student Panels; and acts as the main point of contact for students who have questions about how to get involved with the democratic system.
The LSESU Elections are one of the most important dates on the LSESU calendar. This is an opportunity to nominate yourself to represent others or vote for your favourite candidate. Have your say on how your Students’ Union is run and create change at LSE.
ElleSE supports women students as they launch and scale their socially impactful start-up. This pioneering programme supports women at the early stages of their business. The programme offers funding, mentoring, and workshops amongst other things.
The LSE Language Centre offers pre-sessional courses to ensure that students are well prepared for their studies. Passing the LSE Language Test is one way of fulfilling the English language requirement for graduate study at LSE.
English support is available for PhD students at LSE. Support includes a thesis writing course, academic English workshops and one-to-one consultations. There is a range of English courses available on Moodle requiring an LSE login.
There are GO LSE information sessions as well as a Study Abroad table at LSE Open Days. The General Course allows students from overseas universities to spend a full academic year at LSE. Find out everything you need to know about the General Course in the recorded information session.
The General Course is the study abroad programme at LSE. It allows students from overseas universities to spend a full academic year at LSE. GO LSE is the LSE reciprocal exchange programme providing an opportunity for BSc degree students to spend a year studying abroad at a partner institution.
The General Course allows students from overseas universities to spend a full academic year at LSE. View and download a brochure with useful information about the General Course.
The General Course student homepage contains useful information for new students. Students will need their LSE email address to login and will find a host of information about their academic year at LSE.
Give It A Go sessions are an opportunity for students to try out one of LSESU’s student-led clubs and societies with no pressure to join afterwards. It's all about providing access to groups so students can find the ones that are perfect for them. Sessions run during the Welcome period.
The study abroad exchange programmes allow LSE students to learn from a different academic perspective and immerse themselves in another culture. Study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students are available on any LSE degree programme.
Green Impact is a sustainability engagement programme available to staff and student teams across LSE. Each academic year, teams collectively undertake hundreds of actions that cumulatively enhance the environmental impacts of the School.
As part of LSE work on higher education identities, the Eden Centre has recently carried out a research project exploring how student identities affect their experiences of LSE. The research looks to understand how institutional structures, discourses and cultures produce disparate experience
LSE Generate's International Chapters proactively connects, educates and inspires LSE entrepreneurial students and alumni around the world. It helps to build and scale impactful business for the betterment of society.
Volunteering overseas can be a life-changing experience for many people. It can be a chance for students to share their skills, passion and energy in a new and exciting culture. Find out about what volunteering you can do, how to choose an organisation, and the costs involved.
This programme offers students the opportunity to develop leadership and research experience and skills beyond their academic studies through practical training and reflection. The two-year programme is available to first year undergraduate students and is fully funded.
The LSE Language Centre hosts opportunities to volunteer, exchange and practise languages outside of the more formal programmes of study. Tandem learning; conversation circles and improvisation sessions are offered and the Language Gateway also hosts online resources and skills for independent study
LIFE in London is a series of guided tours and events designed to inspire students to make the most of their experience in London. Events include guided tours of the area around the LSE campus. Routes of these tours and an overview are available to students so they can walk the routes themselves.
Connect with over 200,000 LSE alumni via our vast LinkedIn network. LSE alumni can be found in thousands of locations all around the world and hold important positions in over a thousand different places of work.
LSE alumni are encouraged to contribute to our LSE LinkedIn Page and join in with networking online through our alumni LinkedIn networking series. A post might involve introducing yourself and your studies at LSE, alongside the work or research that you are currently doing.
LSE hosts a public lecture programme featuring over 200 events each year, where some of the most influential figures in the social sciences can be heard. The vast majority of events are free to attend, including those which require a ticket. Students are welcome to attend.
The LSE Faith Centre facilitates active dialogue and debate around religion and contemporary social-political issues, from launching our own research to engaging with young people from faith communities. LSE Faith Centre offers a range of talks and events that students are welcome to attend.
LSE Festival explores how social sciences can be used to shape a better world, alongside the practical steps needed to make big ideas a reality. Global leaders, innovators and change-makers discuss the big issues. LSE Festival includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, film screenings, and events
Networking is important for starting a business. Students might be looking for advice, seeking a co-founder, pitching to investors or just checking out the competition. LSE Alumni events allow you to connect with peers remotely or in person.
Students spend the last two weeks of Summer Term working intensively in small groups, of mixed years and disciplines, with a supervisor. They choose a research question and methodology, collect and analyse data, and write and present a paper at a final conference.
Houghton St Press is the student imprint of the LSE Press, publishing high-quality student research in nine journals. It showcases the work created by students through their critical investigation of complex social questions and provides a global forum for communities to engage with their ideas.
LSE100 is a flagship interdisciplinary course at LSE taken by all first-year undergraduates, giving you the opportunity to explore transformative global challenges in collaboration with your peers and leading academics from across LSE. Students develop skills to help them solve complex problems.
Jointly organised by two of the world's leading institutions in the social sciences, the LSE-PKU Summer School is an intensive two-week programme for students and professionals at Peking University, Beijing.
LSE offers a weekly opportunity to talk to former LSE students about their careers across a range of sectors in small group sessions. These events are for students or recent graduates looking to find information on specific jobs or certain industries.
The LSE Language Centre offers non-degree language courses. This extracurricular opportunity to study modern languages is available to LSE students, LSE staff and LSE alumni. Nine languages are available to study during the academic year.
The DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are the only official French language proficiency qualifications. LSE is a DELF and DALF testing centre. These exams evaluate four skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
LSE LIFE study advisers are available to talk with students about key skills like reading, making notes, essay writing, research, exam revision, managing time and other study-related matters.
LSE Player is home to the latest films and podcasts from LSE. Here students can watch videos on cutting-edge research, find the award-winning LSE IQ podcast, and listen to more than 5,000 public event recordings featuring some of the world’s leading thinkers.
LSE Library offers students the opportunity to get involved in Library research and/or community projects. LSE Library offers a range of exhibitions, events and workshops. Students can also visit our exhibitions that are open to the public.
The Guide provides practical information for adherents of particular religions as well as general information for all of us about the religions and belief systems practised on our campus. You will also find in it the School’s Religious Observance Policy and an Interfaith Calendar.
The Religion and Global Society is an interdisciplinary unit conducting and promoting religion-related social science research. The unit is in partnership with the LSE Faith Centre and the Anthropology, International Relations, and Methodology Departments.
The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL) is a contemporary test of Russian language. The LSE Language Centre is an official testing centre. The exams evaluate five skills: writing, grammar, reading, listening, and speaking.
Societies are the heart and soul of student life at LSE, and becoming a member is the best way to get more out of your time at university. There are more than 200 societies at LSESU, with thousands of students being members. Find students who share a common interest, have fun and learn new skills.
The SPRING Resource Centre has resources, opportunities and inspiration for PhD researchers interested in collaboration. There is information on gaining professional skills and experience outside of academia, alongside details on events, mentoring and micro-internships.
Take a look at some of the most successful startup entrepreneurs to come through LSE Generate. Startup Spotlights includes a range of videos showcasing profile videos of some of our best alumni.
The Student Education Panel engages students of all backgrounds in the development of education at LSE. Fifty Student Education panellists meet at least once per term to draw on their own experiences and ideas to discuss a specific education-related topic, question or proposal.
The LSESU media groups are entirely student-led and there are many ways to get involved – whether it's through an editorial role, anchoring your own TV production or putting together a radio show. Options include: The Beaver; Pulse Radio; Loose TV; and Clare Market Review.
LSESU offers students the opportunity to become or elect five sabbatical officers (paid) and eleven part-time (voluntary) officers that champion the needs of students at LSE. These officers will lead LSESU and campaign for student rights, amongst other duties.
Student Town Halls are one of the main ways in which students can democratically engage and create change within their Students' Union and LSE. Held monthly, and open to all students, these meetings are a way to keep up-to-date and debate policies that shape LSESU’s campaigns.
LSE PhD students have the opportunity to study across the CIVICA alliance. CIVICA is the European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA brings together 50,000 students and PhDs and 10,000 faculty from eight world-renowned higher education institutions across Europe.
A Student Members' Meeting motion is a document proposing a change to the Union's policy. Motions can be submitted on anything ranging from decisions taken by LSE or LSESU, to wider national or even international concerns. Any member of the LSESU can submit a motion.
The Sustainability e-module has been designed with the aim of increasing your understanding of sustainability at LSE. From how we are reducing our environmental impact to how research and education are contributing to the wider sustainability agenda and the many ways you can personally get involved.
The Sustainable Projects Fund awards funding to student- and staff-led projects that enhance sustainability at LSE. It is run by the LSESU Sustainable Futures Society with support from the sustainability team at LSE. Applications are submitted around December and January.
This seminar series, delivered by the LSE Volunteer Centre, explores societal issues and presents LSE students with opportunities to get involved in volunteering throughout the year.
LSE LIFE offers a series of talks and workshops aimed at improving student skills in writing, reading, referencing and being organised. Resources, including slides, handouts and recordings from all of LSE LIFE events, are made available on our Moodle page after the session.
The Yenching Academy offers a fully-funded master's programme in China Studies for English speakers with varied levels of Chinese language competency. The Yenching Academy is a postgraduate college of Peking University, Beijing.
Find out about opportunities to work all over the world and how you can develop an international career. LSE Careers offers a range of international/global careers events.
TRIUM Global EMBA's unique combination of three leading universities gives business leaders a deeper insight into the contexts, challenges, and opportunities that define global business now and in the future.
The LSE Language Centre offers a range of modern language, literature and linguistics options that undergraduate students can take as part of a BA or BSc programme. Students can receive a language specialism attached to their degree certificate and transcript.
The Eden Centre has funding available to employ undergraduate students as research interns or assistants during the academic year. This is an opportunity for students to contribute to the research-rich culture at LSE.
Through partnerships with prestigious universities, LSE students have the opportunity to take part in student exchange programmes, double degree programmes, and faculty mobility schemes in world-class partner universities.
LSE Library offers opportunities to participate in user-experience research to help improve Library services. Keep up-to-date with news from the LSE Library on their School website.
Explore our student video series to see more of life on the General Course. Choose from a list of videos which include LSE student video diaries, general student experiences, and a "day in the life" style accounts.
During Welcome Week, the LSE Language Centre hosts events bringing people together who are interested in languages. Find out about the options available for learning a language at LSE whilst meeting people and taking part in language-themed activities.
LSE Research Exchange (RX) provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to support faculty research
Join us for our latest series of coffee-break talks popping up around campus with free hot drinks, showcasing some of the fascinating research from our academic community