Mr Will Breare-Hall, Student Recruitment and Study Abroad Manager from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) presented a talk at the Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF) on the 12th of December 2017 on how to get into LSE for an undergraduate degree. Mr Will Breare-Hall talked the audience through the admission process, selection criteria and life at LSE. The audience was not just confined to the students of ISBF but students from other schools along with their parents were also a part of the session. The session was insightful to everyone who had queries regarding LSE’s admission process. He listed the courses that can be pursued at an undergraduate level and also explained why LSE is undoubtedly the best educational institution that offers social
Mr Will Breare-Hall highlighted the rigour and interdisciplinary nature of courses at LSE which is strongly reflected by LSE’s global rankings. He highlighted certain ECA/CCA aspects of college life such as college clubs and societies that allow students to express their creative talent or even demonstrate their academic inclination/ business acumen via an entrepreneurship club. He also expressed how students have the freedom to start their own society for a passion of their own. He talked about the exhaustive amount of academic material available via online and offline resources.
He guided the audience on internship and research opportunities and emphasised on the extensive and inter-connected LSE alumni network. Mr Will Breare-Hall elucidated on the process of transfer into the second year at LSE, explaining about the entry requirements that entailed subject requirements, English proficiency tests and statement of purpose to name a few. He talked about a standardised exam that students studying the Indian curriculum need to take as an entry requirement and clarified that the students of ISBF are exempted from the same.
Mr Chiraag Mehta, Associate Dean of ISBF shared with the audience a handful of success stories and academic achievements by ISBF students who secured transfer into the second year at LSE. He also mentioned about Priya Bansal from ISBF who received a full scholarship from LSE to pursue a postgraduate degree at LSE. He also explained about how ISBF students have an edge over other students, given the academic affiliation of the University of London and the rigour of the course studied by ISBF students.
The floor was then open to questions. Majority of the questions revolved around writing the statement of purpose. Mr Will Breare-Hall guided students with the structuring of the statement of purpose and gave tips on making the essay more academic focused.