The Commitee of the German Society whishes all new and returning students an excellent start into the new academic year. 

We are looking forward to offering our members and the public as many of the social, academic and career-oriented events as usual including the LSE German Symposium 2021.

In times of COVID-19 but also Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, our objectives to provide a platform for intellectual debate and a community for people who are interested in German and British culture is more relevant than ever. 

Register today on the LSE Student Union’s website to become a member and benefit from our events or apply today to join the Commitee of German Society to make an impact. You will find more details about upcoming events and how to apply for a position below. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you on campus and to our online events!

Become a member today by purchasing your annual membership for just £2 on the LSE Student Union’s website:

events 2020/21

Besides the events listed below, we will offer a number of academic, career-oriented and social events during term.   

Academic Events

We connect students and the public with leading academics, executives and politicians to discuss the issues relevant to German, Britain and their roles in Europe and the world.

Carrer Events

Join the workshops and networking events of our corporate partners. Build the skills and network you need to succeed in the business world.

social Events

With our Oktoberfest, Stammtisch and many moree social events, the German Society brings a little bit of Germany across the Channel. We celebrate Britain's and Germany's similarities but also peculiarities!

August 15, 2020

Committee Application Open

For more information visit our committee site.

Destination LSE: Germany

On 17th, 22nd and 29 August we will join LSE's Student Marketing and Recruitment team and the alumni association German Friends of LSE online to introduce our Society and answer your questions about life and study at LSE.

September 10, 2020

McKinsey - Erfolgsbalance 2020

Apply to McKinsey's Webinar for female academics and young professionals. Click for more information.

September 24, 2020

Welcome Fair

Talk to us live via zoom on Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 5pm and throughout both days via our WhatsApp messenger group. We will introduce you to our exciting events and opportunities for the upcoming academic year.

Join the society as a member for two pounds or apply for one of our committee positions through our website.

Link for WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/B9ic8CDfflE7hIcCdUWQ1s

Zoom link for Thursday and Friday 1pm to 5pm: https://lse.zoom.us/j/92533233126

Welcome Fair
September 25, 2020

McKinsey - International Reception

Meet McKinsey consultants and partners from a range of offices and backgrounds. Click for Moree information.

October 5, 2020

Annual Welcome Meeting and Virtual Stammtisch

Welcome to the German Society! We are very excited to meet you all at the beginning of the new academic year. This event will give you a brief introduction to the society and plenty of time to socialise with other members.

As LSE's largest national and cultural society, we have many academic, career and social events planned for you. We will give you an insight into how you can get involved as a society member or even a part of the organising committee for the internationally renowned LSE German Symposium which the society will host for the 20th time in 2021.

We will also leave room for your questions about the Society and LSE in general. You will also have the opportunity to socialise with other members and get a glimps of the community that our society is known for.

Pick up your Stammtisch package with original German treats between 1pm and 2pm on 5th October in front of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre on campus.

8pm to 8.30pm: Annual Welcome Meeting

from 8.30pm: Socialising and Stammtisch

We are looking forward to meeting you all!

Register here:

Annual Welcome Meeting and Virtual Stammtisch


Our annual Oktoberfest is one of the highlights of LSE's social calendar. This year, we hope to continue our tradition in a smaller setting. Stay tuned for more information on the Oktoberfest and how to register.

Career and Networking Events

Our corporate partners including McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Bertelsmann and many more offer exclusive workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year. Join the Society now to benefit from our partners' recruiting events.

Online Lecture Series

From October to December, we will welcome a number of speakers to discuss the current challenges such as COVID-19 and integration that are facing German, Britain and Europe. All events that are part of our Michaelmas lecture series will be held online.

Christmas Dinner

Join us for our traditional Christmas dinner in good company and Christmas spirit.

February 1, 2021

Opening of the LSE German Symposium

LSE SU German Society

The German Society is a Student Union’s society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. With currently over 500 members, the Society is the largest German student society in the UK. 


Since Britain’s withhdrawal from the European Union. we have renewed our committment to promote the mutual understanding and relationship between the UK and its European allies. Through partnerships with public and private bodies including the German Embassy in the UK, we offer cultural, social, academic and career-oriented event for members and non-members alike. With membership open to everyone, our reach goes far beyond LSE.


Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, you will have the opportunity to put your ideas into practice and contribute to our success. We have a great team that is always open for your contribution. 


LSE German Symposium

The Society’s flagship event is the annual LSE German Symposium. Initiated in 1998 by German LSE students, the German Symposium has become an important date in the university’s calendar amd will be held for the 20th time in 2021.


During the keynote speeches, discussion panels and intimate events we will examine current issues that are relevant to Britain, Germany and their roles in Europe and the world. Over the years, we have consitently attracted renowned politicians, executives and academic to speak at the Symposium including Dr. Angela Merkel, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and Olaf Scholz. 


The 20th LSE German Symposium will take place under the guiding motto “New Beginnings”. We will take COVID-19 not only as an opportunity to discuss the drastic changes of the pandemic but most importantly to explore how decision-makers in politics and business can react more effectively in future and create more resilient systems to deal with radical uncertainty. 




“The LSE Students’ Union German Society has been one of the School’s largest national societies and an important part of the intellectual and social activity at the LSE.”

Dame Minouche Shafik (Director of the LSE)

“I must say, I was impressed by the history of the LSE German Society and the German Symposium. Over time it has gained in importance.”

Prof. Otmar Issing ( Former chief economist at the European Central bank)

The LSE German Society has built an outstanding reputation for promoting academic, political and cultural dialogue between Germany and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Peter Wittig (German Ambassador to the UK)

” The LSE German Society makes a highly valued contribution, not only to the school’s diversity, but to London as a whole. “

prof. craig calhoun (Former Director of the LSE)


Enjoy your time!

While there are many great societies at LSE, the German Society offers you a good mixture of events. Whether you need a relaxing evening after a busy week of deadlines, want to listen to a talk by a German CEO, or whether you want to plan your future with one of our sponsors – you will have a great time.

The LSESU German Society is kindly sponsored by

with the support of