The campus has lots of spaces to study meaning you have lots of options to choose from depending of if you want a quiet or interactive space. It’s nice to have buildings scattered around each other as it means you get to interact with different students as you’re all generally in the same place.View more
I’m loving my time here, and I’m incredibly grateful to the LSE for the opportunity I’ve been given by being admitted to the university. My only recommendation would be to continue diversifying the curriculum for each subject, to be as inclusive and representative as possible.View more
Professors are so good and approachable and the level of education is very important for an Institution. Furthermore, the career prospects that LSE offers are comparable to other universities. The location and campus are also so good.View more
I’m truly enjoying my time here. It is truly rewarding that the LSE provides opportunities to its students for anything and everything that they wish to succeed in. Be it curriculars or extra curriculars, LSE provided all the support one needs.View more
The LSE experience is certainly one you have to make the most of. Unfortunately, it requires a lot of active effort to get involved and immersed in the social life of the university, but the opportunity to do so is still there.
It is certainly a positive feature of the university that there is such a focus on career prospects and planning one’s future, but this can result in a lot of stress and unnecessary competition between students.
The international nature of the campus means that you will make friends from across the globe, travel and understand different cultures. LSE is surely a unique experience.
Studying at LSE is a life-time experience. I love its students come from literally from every corner of the planet. The university system itself is very challenging but the professor are experts in their fields so it is worth it.View more
I really love my university: the professors are lovely and their teaching is excellent. The grading is very fair and you meet a lot of international students. People are nice at LSE and the student services offered are very helpful. However, the accommodation service is very bad; the rooms provided are small and dirty and there are rats in the rooms. The accommodation service and hall staff is not really willing to help.View more
I chose LSE to push myself out of my comfort zone, and I don’t regret it. Everyone told me that I’d be better suited to an university with a friendlier student body and more activities with which I could get involved. Sure, at first, it took time to settle in, but when everyone is new to LSE, we’re all in it together and eager to meet new people (especially in the first few weeks, so make good use of that). If you’re someone who wants to be involved in student life, there are opportunities to join as many societies and clubs as you’d like and you’ll be meeting others who are equally interested. On the other hand, if you’re someone who wants to focus on your degree, you can do that too. For instance, a friend who did an exchange year described the students as “ambitious”, with many being career-driven. How you choose to spend your few years at university is up to you. (However since there is this flexibility, I’ve heard some express their frustration of the lack of unity amongst the entire student body.) Remember – even if you don’t meet “your people” in the first week, or the first year even, continue making the effort and you’ll find people you click with eventually. What I will say about internationality is that the student body itself is diverse, but there does not seem to be much effort made amongst the students to mingle.
In terms of academics, I can only speak about the law department. The teaching is of a high standard. The professors and teachers know their material well, and are eager to help you so you should make use of office hours. Amongst the law students, there is definitely a push towards commercial law and it is easy to get swept up in all of that. If that is the route you’re interested in, getting career advice from older students seems to be more practical than the careers service. There are less opportunities for you to be introduced to other career paths (i.e. ones that you would not have thought of), so it’s more on you to search for them yourself.
On the whole, I’m enjoying my time thus far. The ride has not been without its bumps, but it’s all a learning experience! If you want to immerse yourself in an environment which pushes you to be independent and meet ambitious, intelligent individuals, check out LSE.View more
– Really expensive for international students – but all UK universities are like this
– A good investment especially if you want to go into commercial law / any corporate or financial sector
– Not great if you don’t want to go into commercial law – support for non-commercial law could be greatly improved. That being said, an LSE law degree could give you the prestige needed to move between sectors.
I like/would recommend this university for the following reasons:
– Good variety of courses with interesting content and an emphasis on both academic and practical perspectives;
– Great teachers who know their subject well and who are usually able to assist further in office hours (some are particularly good in this respect);
– Modern, attractive campus buildings, including the newly opened Central Building; and
– Good career prospects on account of: (a) the university’s reputation; (b) the numerous careers events various firms stage on campus (or at their offices, usually very close to the campus); and (c) the extensive careers advice options.View more