Being a student here is hard work – a lot of independent study is required, and it’s important to try and stay on top of things so that you can get benefit out of the classes and be able to participate. The workload can feel a bit much sometimes, but everyone is in the same situation and if you feel overwhelmed other people on your course are probably feeling the same way, so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask others for help or to work together on things. The teaching is good and lecturers are experts in their fields, so take advantage of this and ask questions when you need to. There are complaints that the social aspect of uni isn’t great here, but even with the hard work you can have a good time – people probably don’t go out as much as at other unis but the opportunities to go out are still there once or twice during the week. There are a lot of societies that you can get involved in that put on their own events, and joining a sport is also a good way to make friends and improve your social life, as the AU puts on a number of events throughout the year and teams practice at least once a week. The location of the LSE campus is great, you’re right in the centre of London and there’s always something to do on the weekends. The campus is small and all the buildings are close together, which is good because it only takes a few minutes to walk to different classes/lectures.