London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a public research university founded in 1895 and located in London, England. It is a constituent college of the federal University of London. This institution has more than ten thousand students and three thousand staff from all over the world, which offers a truly international environment.Show more
Location is perfect being in such a global city as London, which also filters into gifting students with great career prospects. Courses offer great complimentary modules with plenty opportunities to get involved with extra-curricula activities with departments being very active in setting up events.View more
LSE is just amazing in any way. I was not able to imagine how this academic experience would impact mu life until I’m here actually. Really appreciating the opportunities provided to grew up both personally and academically.View more
The course content was, on the whole, interesting, however the reliance on phd students as teachers is awful considering the tuition fees. The heavy workload and course organisation more generally favours students who can dedicate the entirety of their time to studying as they are not employed full or part time. Relatedly, there is also a lack of support more generally for economically disadvantaged students. Mental health services are also very poor and should be improved and made more accessible.
As a working class student, I find the atmosphere of the university very alienating and feel very isolated here due to lack of people like myself.
Overall, I have hated my experience here for a number of reasons, however the Hare Krishna man who hands out free food at lunchtime has been a constant source of light for me in a very depressing space.
I like LSE’s educational atmosphere and rigorous academic standards. Here I feel like I am challenged daily to learn and understand the world in a incredibly diverse and intellectual environment. I love the library and how it can accomodate us all.View more
Inadequate mental health services, minimal contact hours, nice Hare Krishna. Discrepancies in standard of teaching across courses. Minimal financial support. Should include a diversity of assessment typesView more
Generally good, good resources and library serves well for learning. Easy to contact staff when needed and well taught courses generally.
Admin is underwhelming. i have never received a timetable online. i require funding from the school and this year an admin mishap that was found only by me took a month after reporting to fix. The issue was that I was receiving no such funding.
Social life is good, SU and AU work well for students.View more
Teaching can be improved but overall the course is quite interesting, even though the course material can be structured better. The newer facilities are quite good but more social events could be held for the department.View more
I enjoy my time at LSE overall. I am a second-year undergraduate and have found the academics very heavy, but also relatively fulfilling. We get a lot of reading (300-700 pages per week) for classes but normally I enjoy the topics discussed. Because of the intensity, it can be difficult to find time for social activities, but it’s just about trying. LSE can be very isolating with everyone keeping their head down in the library/working at home, but if you are in halls, join (and stay active!) in societies, and go out in London you will be happy.View more
The courses provided at LSE are great, being rigorous and having great content. The professors are all specialists in their field. However, the actual classes and the teaching could be improved, as well as the facilities and activities- there is a lack of a sense of community sometimes.View more
It is a great university, with amazing professors and highly intellectual students. The only concern is the number of spaces in the library which are significantly low especially during exams session.View more