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programme: Actuarial Science

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    First term review as a first year student at LSE

    Prior to enrolling into LSE, I understood about the high percentage of international students, in a sense this can be seen as a positive by helping the school increase its diversity as well educating ourselves by meeting students from different cultures and backgrounds. In Academia, I would rate my school very highly since some of my lecturers are leading researchers in their respective fields. Similarly, when it comes to classes I was somewhat surprised to find that majority of the teachers are in fact PhD students, personally, I would prefer a professor when it comes to answering my questions or a better explanation of a certain area. I would greatly like to emphasize the career service of my school since it offers a wide range of workshops such as cv prep or mock interviews when trying to land internships or graduate roles. By using this service has helped me land a volunteering role at a charity in itself. On the other hand, some ways to improve my school is to include more non-alcoholic events such as in pubs or bars. Overall I would rate my first term as inspiring and a great learning curve for my journey at this uni.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2024
    Delivery Type: Blended
    Campus: London
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    LSE

    It’s a decent uni but like I hate the student life here. I came to this uni a normal person but now 2 years later I’m getting treatment for depression. Career prospects are good but it’s really hard to make friends. I wish I went to less competitive uni where people were less about themselves.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: London
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    Understanding The Causes of Things

    LSE is a very great university with many opportunities for personal development especially if you aspire to be a future leader!
    I would definitely recommend LSE for anyone who wants a career in Social Sciences!

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: London
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    Social Life and Quality of education

    By the end of my degree, I realised how much the university was overrated. I did get a first-class but I did not enjoy the school. Social life was not what I had wished for. But of course, there is always a price to pay, if you want a good name LSE is a place to be but if you want a good degree and enjoy yourself concurrent consider a different school.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: London
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    Teaching standard

    They don’t teach us well enough. They want us to do independent learning but they don’t explicitly tell us. It took me 2 years to figure this out myself. And I’ve been performing badly because of it.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2020
    Campus: London
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    Quality of Education

    Coming to LSE has been a rewarding experience for me. The course structure is designed to challenge one’s analytical skills and thinking. Over and about that it is designed such that each year it is improved or changed to fit the ever growing and changing industry. Specifically for my course, coding and programming have been incorporated into the course to ensure that we are prepared for the work environment after university. I can 100% recommend LSE to everyone who’s looking into a rewarding university experience

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2020
    Campus: London
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    Careers

    The university prepares its students well for a professional career by sharpening the analytical ability and increases intellectual wellness by providing a platform to engage and interact with world leaders. A recommendation would be to actively encourage and support entrepreneurship through study programmes, funding, networking and working spaces.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: London
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    Low student satisfaction

    LSE is well known for its job prospects, but that is also why students are not having the best ‘uni life’. 18 can be a very sensitive age. Students might struggle with self identification, leaving home for the first time, sexual orientation and etc. On top of that, some course mates who have multiple spring week/internship offers can only worsen this situation.
    Students don’t really have a sense of belonging here, that is just very common among universities in big cities. But I don’t think that is an excuse to blame everything on the university. You will struggle no matter where you go, might as well use to this pressure to achieve greater things. LSE is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do hope this place will make everyone stronger when we leave. Best of luck to everyone.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: London
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    Great Department

    The statistics department has been great so far. The students and the coordinators are all helpful. Several departmental activities take place throughout the term. These include departmental lectures and networking sessions with alumni. All these have been insightful.

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    Programme: Actuarial Science
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Campus: London
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    Central Location but Insufficient Focus on Quant Students

    For sure the location of the campus couldn’t be slightly better – extreme central, next to City of London/Covent Gardent/Soho/Chinatown. Can explore London as much as you want, though it does cause distraction. As a Statistics student, felt not paid attention enough. In terms of careers guidance, only actuarial direction provided, while more trading/structuring/data analytics could be encouraged.

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    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: London
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