Good place to do a social sciences degree. Lectures are pretty engaging (in IR at least) and the classes (1hr per week per module) are not that long, but still enough time to discuss. Personally I really enjoy the topics. Some seminar teachers are better than others. Learning is quite independent – most of the information comes from the three readings you do each week – but the uni are doing things to try and offer more support. ____Nothing comes close to LSE if like me you like to learn languages as a way of getting to know the society and politics of other countries. It’s one of the only places where you can do a language within a social science degree at 5 levels going from beginner to advanced. Since it’s LSE, the courses focus on politics and economics as opposed to literature for example. ____There isn’t quite the same close-knit community feel that some campus/collegiate unis have but so many other things go into making friends anyway. The buildings are mostly modern, unlike Durham or Oxbridge. It’s very multicultural and at least 50% of students are from outside the UK. Halls vary but Rosebery is very good. Nights out are expensive as it’s London but at least it’s not too far to get home. There are lots of societies – not quite 200 like the website claims as some are from previous years – but still plenty to do. And if it’s your thing there are talks about politics, economics etc. from renowned speakers almost every day.