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    Hi,

    I have been looking through the thread and haven't found anything for graduate students along these lines.

    If someone who is a PG student could share their day / week at LSE, that would be great.
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    I don't actually go to LSE, this is just what I think it'd be like.
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    (Original post by swkr)
    Hi,

    I have been looking through the thread and haven't found anything for graduate students along these lines.

    If someone who is a PG student could share their day / week at LSE, that would be great.
    Also interested!
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    Edit: This is for undergrad Law, but postgrads tend to have similar schedules as us, with the only difference possibly being the amount of time they spend socialising vs working.

    As promised:

    Monday - wake up early for Criminal Law lecture which starts at 9:00 am. Spend some time (until 11-12) in the library, and then go out to lunch, or for coffee, with a couple other law students. Return to library until 4 pm. Go to Public law lecture from 4-5, afterwards go to a speech/networking session if available (quite a few of them take place at 5 pm on Mondays for some reason). Return to accommodation, chill a bit. Go down for dinner at 7-8 pm. Return to my room and study until 12 am.

    Tuesday - wake up at 9, for a 10 am lecture start. Have got a few lectures this day, so I'm lingering around the NAB for most of the day, with the occassional break for lunch at Pret's. Go to one of my societies (whose meeting starts at 7 pm), otherwise return back to my accommodation hall.

    Wednesday - I usually skip the Public law lecture so that I don't have to go into LSE for just one thing. Usually wake up late, make breakfast, and get round to studying. Prepare lunch with another guy from my floor, eat together in the kitchens. Go back to work. In the evening, I'll probably head down to the bar after dinner, unless there's **** piling up.

    Thursday - Wake up late (11 am) for the 12 am lecture, which is two hours. Go to an LSE100 class after that. Have lunch at 3 pm, go to another two classes (yes, that's a total of 5 hours in a single day ). Either go to the library that evening, or go to another one of my club's weekly session. We go to a nearby pub after the session ends at circa 9:30 pm. Eat, sit around drinking a bit, return home by 11 - 11:30 pm. Sit up watching a TV series, and then go to bed.

    Friday - Wake up, do some work in the computer room in my halls. Leave halls for LSE at 2-3 pm, get lunch from PAUL or Pret's along the way. I only have one class, so I return back to my room after that. Sit around for a bit, then go down to dinner. Go up to my room to catch up with any remaining work, and then go back downstairs to the pub for a few drinks. If we go out, we usually leave by 11 pm so as to find a decent spot in the queue. Otherwise, I lurk downstairs until 12 -1, and then go to bed.

    Weekends are really unpredictable - sometimes I visit my parents, other times I have to leave London for competitions, others I simply stay at my halls and start my reading for the next week.

    Some notes:
    - This may not seem like much of a programme, but it gets really busy sometimes, when I have to go to career events/ public lectures/ networking sessions on top of all of the above. The same applies for when I have to leave town for multiple weeks in a row for various reasons
    - Most people seem to go out on Fridays, not Saturdays. Lots of people go out on Tuesdays to Ministry as well, but I personally don't have the time or energy to go clubbing twice in a week. People tend to relax their social activities on Sat/Sun, for instance by going for dinner with their friends or simply chilling in their rooms for a bit.
    - Those who spend a lot of time on their degree and extracurriculars find hard to make time for socialising. I suffered from this in the previous term, but I'm getting better at time management. The old "sleep - work - party" trichotomy, of which you can only choose two as an LSE student, seems to be fairly accurate


    Feel free to ask any more questions if you wish
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Edit: This is for undergrad Law, but postgrads tend to have similar schedules as us, with the only difference possibly being the amount of time they spend socialising vs working.

    As promised:

    Monday - wake up early for Criminal Law lecture which starts at 9:00 am. Spend some time (until 11-12) in the library, and then go out to lunch, or for coffee, with a couple other law students. Return to library until 4 pm. Go to Public law lecture from 4-5, afterwards go to a speech/networking session if available (quite a few of them take place at 5 pm on Mondays for some reason). Return to accommodation, chill a bit. Go down for dinner at 7-8 pm. Return to my room and study until 12 am.

    Tuesday - wake up at 9, for a 10 am lecture start. Have got a few lectures this day, so I'm lingering around the NAB for most of the day, with the occassional break for lunch at Pret's. Go to one of my societies (whose meeting starts at 7 pm), otherwise return back to my accommodation hall.

    Wednesday - I usually skip the Public law lecture so that I don't have to go into LSE for just one thing. Usually wake up late, make breakfast, and get round to studying. Prepare lunch with another guy from my floor, eat together in the kitchens. Go back to work. In the evening, I'll probably head down to the bar after dinner, unless there's **** piling up.

    Thursday - Wake up late (11 am) for the 12 am lecture, which is two hours. Go to an LSE100 class after that. Have lunch at 3 pm, go to another two classes (yes, that's a total of 5 hours in a single day ). Either go to the library that evening, or go to another one of my club's weekly session. We go to a nearby pub after the session ends at circa 9:30 pm. Eat, sit around drinking a bit, return home by 11 - 11:30 pm. Sit up watching a TV series, and then go to bed.

    Friday - Wake up, do some work in the computer room in my halls. Leave halls for LSE at 2-3 pm, get lunch from PAUL or Pret's along the way. I only have one class, so I return back to my room after that. Sit around for a bit, then go down to dinner. Go up to my room to catch up with any remaining work, and then go back downstairs to the pub for a few drinks. If we go out, we usually leave by 11 pm so as to find a decent spot in the queue. Otherwise, I lurk downstairs until 12 -1, and then go to bed.

    Weekends are really unpredictable - sometimes I visit my parents, other times I have to leave London for competitions, others I simply stay at my halls and start my reading for the next week.

    Some notes:
    - This may not seem like much of a programme, but it gets really busy sometimes, when I have to go to career events/ public lectures/ networking sessions on top of all of the above. The same applies for when I have to leave town for multiple weeks in a row for various reasons
    - Most people seem to go out on Fridays, not Saturdays. Lots of people go out on Tuesdays to Ministry as well, but I personally don't have the time or energy to go clubbing twice in a week. People tend to relax their social activities on Sat/Sun, for instance by going for dinner with their friends or simply chilling in their rooms for a bit.
    - Those who spend a lot of time on their degree and extracurriculars find hard to make time for socialising. I suffered from this in the previous term, but I'm getting better at time management. The old "sleep - work - party" trichotomy, of which you can only choose two as an LSE student, seems to be fairly accurate


    Feel free to ask any more questions if you wish
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    I just saw this now.. Thanks for doing this. I absolutely seems more intense than my US undergrad program.

    Looks tough but awesome. I'm excited. Thank you!
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    @JohnGreek Woah! That is very helpful indeed. Thanks. I noticed this post just now as well.
    Would it be accurate to say that most classes for postgrads start by 9 am and wind up at 6 pm?
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    (Original post by Twooz)
    I just saw this now.. Thanks for doing this. I absolutely seems more intense than my US undergrad program. Looks tough but awesome. I'm excited. Thank you!
    I was actually discussing my schedule with a couple of General Course students who are in their third year of college in the US (one of them is at Williams, the other at Tulane), and they said that they couldn't contemplate doing what undergrads here do for three years! I should again stress that how bad a week gets depends on how many extracurriculars/social opportunities are going on outside the "core" programme. I guess that LSE isn't too hard (as in, you have plenty of time to do everything) if you just work and sleep. The issue is when you add things onto that...

    (Original post by swkr)
    @JohnGreek Woah! That is very helpful indeed. Thanks. I noticed this post just now as well. Would it be accurate to say that most classes for postgrads start by 9 am and wind up at 6 pm?
    I think that there are a few (rare) 6-7pm classes, but I imagine that the chances of getting them is very low. You can always reschedule a class at UG level if the numbers balance out across the various sets, but this option may not be available for postgraduates, whoses classes are smaller and may only take place once a week.
 
 
 
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