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With an annual membership of roughly 500, the German Society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus and one of the largest German student societies anywhere in the world. The society promotes an interest in German culture, politics, business and language. Beside various social and cultural events, the German Society organises its annual German Symposium which will be held for the 20th time in 2021. The German Symposium has become a regular fixture on the LSE events calendar and has received international attention for welcoming some of the most influential leaders in modern history, including Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Dr Ursula von der Leyen, and former President of France Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
Under the guiding motto “New Beginnings”, the LSE German Symposium 2021 takes the pandemic not only as an opportunity to critically discuss these drastic changes but most importantly to explore how decision-makers in politics and business can react to crises more effectively in future and create more resilient systems to deal with radical uncertainty.
Over the course of the academic year, the society organises additional social events such as monthly gatherings (Stammtisch) or the annual Oktoberfest and workshops with its sponsors including McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Bertelsmann, and many more. Together with its partner organisations in the UK and Germany, the society will deliver a great variety of events to cater to the diverse interest of its members.
With your membership you will benefit from free, early bird tickets to the German Symposium and priority access to intimate coffee chats with the speakers, for instance Green Party leader Robert Habeck.
All members will receive discount tickets to all parties and events including the Oktoberfest and Symposium Afterparty.
Moreover, you will receive exclusive, weekly updates on social, cultural and academic events of the society and around London.
Your membership also gives you the opportunity to apply for one of the officer and head positions of the society. Become an active part of the organising committee and shape the society.
Events and Activities
- LSE German Symposium 2021
- monthly Stammtisch
- workshops and recruiting events with McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Bertelsmann, leading NGOs and more
- events with our partners including the British-German Association, the German Embassy in the UK and more
- LSE Christmas market and charity events
The committee is excited to get to know new and potential members. You can message us anytime on Facebook or join our dedicated Facebook group to answer your questions. You also find the email addresses of the Executive committee on our website if you don't have Facebook.
We are also hosting Zoom calls at the start of term. You will find more information on our website and on Facebook before the term starts.