Life at LSE (continued)
Welcome party A well established event at the start of each new academic year is the Welcome Party for arriving study abroad students, hosted by the Associate Dean for the General Course. Held in the week prior to the start of the Michaelmas Term, this popular icebreaker is a great way to meet your fellow students before you settle down to the serious work of studying and exploring London!
Cumberland Lodge residential visit An escape from London to Cumberland Lodge (a country house in Windsor Great Park) is an annual event in the General Course calendar. Since 1947 Cumberland Lodge has been a place where students and teachers in higher education can go to reflect quietly on the purpose of their study and research.
The General Course visit acts as an introduction to both the School and the UK and involves a mixture of academic seminars and social activities, as well as the opportunity to explore the Park and Windsor itself. Held over a weekend in the Michaelmas Term it is open to around 40 students each year, with the cost subsidised by the School.
Tembo Tembo is the General Course newsletter. Issued throughout the year, it provides General Course students with a dedicated forum for sharing their experiences, knowledge, ideas and queries. The first issues of the year are sent to incoming students prior to their arrival in London, providing them with useful information and advice before they land in the UK.
General Course Social Calendar Throughout your year at the School you will be able to explore the UK and Europe on a range of day trips and short breaks. Past excursions have covered the delights of Amsterdam, the ruggedness of the Scottish Highlands, and the joys of an English brewery! Each trip is subsidised by LSE and offered to our study abroad students at a significant discount, helping you get the most out of your time with us.
LSE Students’ Union and student societies The Students’ Union represents LSE students on campus. It is there to ensure that your time at LSE is as full, trouble-free and entertaining as possible. To make certain that this is the case for you, General