London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE is located around the area of Aldwych and Holborn in Central London. Its prime location makes travelling to popular places in London- Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Leicester Square- easy on the feet. Moreover, Chinatown is near enough to fill your tummy’s demands for Asian food!
Accommodation takes the form of LSE halls and University of London Intercollegiate Halls (where you would be staying with students from UOL schools) and is found around school, the furthest hall being about half an hour’s walk to school.
LSE is renowned for its social sciences; some of its more popular courses are Law, Economics, International Relations, History and Government.
School life is very much dependent on the individual. Keeping up with school definitely requires a lot of consistent, independent studying since tutors will no longer check in with you constantly. Planning and thinking about your career is a big part of school culture here. It is not uncommon to find plenty of networking events happening in the same week. Most students at the LSE are involved in at least two to three societies. There are plenty to choose from and these are one of the best ways to try your hand at a new skill or to meet new people.
LSE has a huge international student population, with over 60% of our students being international. Courses like Law and Economics have a much higher proportion of Singaporeans and Asians, but making friends with students of different nationalities is strongly encouraged. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, everyone has a different experience and fresh opinion to share. It definitely pays take advantage of this widely international student population and initiate a conversation with them. There is always something you can learn from and exchange with them.
The LSE Singapore Society is a great support network for Singaporeans looking to apply to the LSE or are already offer holders. They organize plenty of events for freshers throughout the year. These include pre-departure meet-ups and Orientation in Singapore, as well as gatherings and outings in London. There are plenty of Singaporean LSE seniors who are more than happy to help, should you have any problems at any time of the year.
International Relations (First Year Undergraduate) ’15/16