The academic environment is great, it is intense but that should be expected. There is a lot of academic and administrative support, and the university body is open to discuss topics such as mental health and sexual harassment and actually introduce measures. Due to the fact that it is based in London, you have to consciously make an effort to meet people and make friends, since it does not come as organically (everyone is rushing to get somewhere all the time), but the university, especially on departmental level makes efforts to create informal situations to help that. As well purely academically it is ok to take classes outside of your department which interests you so that is also great. The fact that the campus is in Central London does have an added value. Overall highly recommend it.View more
LSE is at the center of the world, hosts some of the leading academics and the most ambitious and talented students. I have definitely noticed the solidarity among the people at LSE, but also the competitiveness and the challenges the university fosters in the students. I definietly recommend the university for students wanting to gain independence in their studies, are proactive and able to utilize the resources the university provides.View more
Since coming to LSE three months ago, I have had an overall great experience.
Living in a uni hall has been a good way to meet new people and find a home in a city as vibrant and busy as London. The first term at LSE has been very intellectually demanding as the workload is relatively large compared to other universities – however, the professors have been a huge help. Not only do they encourage you to engage with the topic in the classroom but also invite you to their office hours to talk about your academics, life in general and your favourite movie.
While I consider the teaching good, I would say that it is not what makes LSE outstanding and world-leading: It is the people you meet and have the most interesting and stimulating discussions and deep talks with! Societies give you an opportunity to meet more like-minded people from other programmes and to socialise and relax after a busy day.
If you are interested in the social sciences, openminded and want to be in an international and challenging environment, then you should definitely consider applying to LSE.