Daily Archives :

February 3, 2015

Israeli Ambassador Event Disrupted by Walkout and Fire Alarm

Read More

by Liam Hill and Megan Crockett Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom His Excellency Daniel Taub addressed the London School of Economics (LSE) in a public lecture in partnership with the LSE Students’ Union (SU) Politics and Forum Society and the LSESU Israeli Society, entitled ‘Israel and the Middle East: challenges ahead’. The event was threatened by disruption after a group of protesters stood in the entrance of the New…

Rent Guarantor Scheme given thumbs up by Finance Committee

Read More

By Kanan Parida, Deputy News Editor On Thursday 29th January, the London School of Economics (LSE) Students’ Union’s (SU) proposed Rent Guarantor Scheme was finally put to vote in the Financial Committee and passed unilaterally. A huge step for the LSESU, General Secretary Nona Buckley-Irvine says, “It’s important because there is a significant number of students who have real difficulty renting without one, or have to pay six months rent…

“Time to end LSE’s regressive international fees policy”

Read More

By Megan Crockett, News Editor A statement from the London School of Economics (LSE) Students’ Union (SU) Tumblr suggests that “we all know there is something wrong with the cost of studying at LSE. Not just the cost of being a student in London, and the lack of financial support available to us, but the actual fees just to study here”. Over the past ten years the cost to an…

Amnesty International, 38 Degrees And LSE Staff and Students Discuss The Impact Of Social Media In Activism

Read More

By Mercedes Doménech Enseñat, Staff Writer Last week London School of Economics (LSE) Students’ Union (SU) hosted yearly Student Media Conference, which welcomed interested students and staff in a series of talks discussing media today. The conference closed with a panel formed by fellow student James Lo, who is also the spokesperson for the Hong Kong Overseas Alliance; LSE lecturer and specialist in activist cultures Dr. Bart Cammaerts; Amnesty International…

Holocaust Survivor speaks at the School

Read More

By Joseph Grabiner, Staff Writer Last Wednesday evening, 28th January, an ordinary classroom on the second floor of Clement House played host to an amazing event in which one woman’s remarkable tale of survival was retold. The London School of Economics’ (LSE) Student Union (SU) Jewish Society organised an educational event to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day. All were delighted to welcome Joan Salter, a child survivor of the Holocaust…

Event on Palestinian Statehood held by LSESU UN Society

Event on Palestinian Statehood held by LSESU UN Society

Read More

By Mahatir Pasha, News Editor Sumantra Bose, a Professor of International and Comparative Politics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) welcomed a number of students, to an event hosted by the LSESU United Nations Society, titled ‘Palestinian Statehood and the UN’. The event took place on Thursday in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre. Bose chaired the event and the panel of speakers included Sir Vincent Fean, a…

Women’s Basketball Aiming To Build On Lent Success

Read More

LSE Women’s Basketball team has had a busy start to Lent Term! The team played Queen Mary University of London on 18th January, Imperial Medics on 25th January, and University of Essex Women First Team on 28th January. We started off our first game of Lent term with a 65-25 dramatic victory over Queen Mary in the London Universities Sports League (LUSL) on Sunday 18th January. The results did not…

LSE WRFC Trains With England At Twickenham

Read More

You know those competitions that look too good to be true? To win a month in a five star hotel in the Maldives or something similar? Well, next time you see one of these great offers, before you shrug and move on – maybe think of giving it a go. When the women’s rugby team entered a video to win a training session with the men’s England rugby team (#trainlikeengland),…

The Imbibable Economics of Wine

Read More

By Louis van der Linden Beauty is universally valued; wine is similar. Wine as a part of the human experience can be traced back to 6000 BC, though it is now better and more widely available than ever. The ubiquity of wine sometimes makes us forget about the complexity of its construction. For example, hilly regions, often chosen due to better exposure to sunlight, mean that the grapes have to…