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 2024.

In times of global uncertainty, 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 Committee of the 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 soon!

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

events 2023/24

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 Germany, Britain and their roles in Europe and the world.

Career 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 more 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!

February 5, 2024

Opening of the 23rd LSE German Symposium

October 15, 2023


Our annual Oktoberfest is one of the highlights of LSE's social calendar. This year, we are continuing our tradition at the Munich Cricket Club in Victoria. Stay tuned for more information on the Oktoberfest and how to get your tickets.

September 19, 2023

Welcome Fair & Evening Drinks

Get to know the German Society at the Welcome Fair in the Marshall Building and learn more about how you can benefit from a membership.

We'll reconnect in the evening (6PM) over drinks and pizza on the rooftop of the New Academic Building.

Welcome Fair & Evening Drinks
September 18, 2023

Committee Applications Open

For more information visit our committee site.

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 and will be held for the 23rd time in 2024.


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 consistently attracted renowned politicians, executives and academic to speak at the Symposium including Dr. Angela Merkel, Dr. Ursula von der Leyen, Tony Blair and Olaf Scholz. 


The 23rd LSE German Symposium will take place under the guiding motto “Building Bridges”. We will take the uncertain economic and political climate not only as an opportunity to explore how we can rethink political and economic rulebooks to overcome the deficits in our society and in order to overcome the challenges and thrive together.



“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 (Former 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 (Former 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 great 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