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London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world.

The LSE experience is unashamedly urban and metropolitan; they are not a place of cloisters and green fields but they are at the very heart of things, both intellectually and physically. They are proud to be working with schools across the capital to support access to Higher Education from students in ‘low-participation’ neighbourhoods. And they work closely with local councils, the GLA and the Mayor of London on a wide range of issues that matter to London, and of course to LSE students and staff. 

Outreach Provision

Support in schools/colleges:

  • LSE Tutoring – Years 9-12: LSE Student Tutors volunteer in schools, under the supervision of teachers, helping students with their academic work. 
  • LSE Mentoring – Years 9-12: LSE Mentoring seeks to raise aspirations, improve confidence and help participants to become more motivated, focused and organised at school or college, and in the communities in which they live. 
  • ACE and ACE High Days – Years 7-11: ACE and ACE High days give students the opportunity to spend time on campus exploring higher education and finding out about student life
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences – Years 7-12: This one-day event, repeated through the year, introduces the content and language of the social sciences to Year 7-12 students. 
  • Promoting Potential – Years 8-9: This scheme provides the opportunity for boys from African-Caribbean backgrounds to learn about student life and the range of subjects available to them at university. 
  • The Black Achievement Conference – Years 10-13: As part of the UK’s Black History Month, LSE hosts a conference for African-Caribbean students and their families. 
  • Introduction to Pathways Scheme – Years 10-11: Led by the Widening Participation Team and supported by Pathways Mentors, the Introduction to Pathways Scheme will enable students to spend time on campus exploring higher education and finding out more about law or finance-related degrees and careers. 
  • LSE Compass – Year 11: This summer school offers 110 Year 11 students the opportunity to spend five days at LSE after completing their GCSEs. Participants discover the subjects available to them at university by navigating their way through the social sciences, and experiencing university life first hand. 
  • Pathways to Law (London) – Years 12-13
  • Pathways to Banking and Finance – Years 12-13 
  • LSE Choice – Years 12-13: LSE CHOICE identifies talented
    young people from London state schools and colleges and gives them the tools they need to successfully apply to LSE and other highly selective universities and courses.
  • Politics Conference – Year 12: This annual conference gives Year 12 students a flavour of studying a politics-related degree at university. 
  • LSE Sprint – Year 12: LSE Sprint is a one-day event developed in
    partnership with the Department of Social Policy in 2017/18 as part of the LSE Beveridge 2.0 Festival 2018. LSE Sprint is set to take place on 2 March 2019 as part of the 2019 LSE Festival. 
  • Management Masterclass – Years 11-12 
  • Taster Courses – Year 12
  • Student Shadowing – Years 12-13 
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London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

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