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The SU Are Ignoring Student Interests By Booking Out The Venue On Wednesday

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The entire situation regarding the hiring of The Venue has highlighted issues with the way that the Union handles the AU and students more generally. Student satisfaction is well below the Russell Group average and currently the emphasis is on the School itself to implement changes. However, the hiring out of the Venue on a Wednesday night highlights the fact that the SU need to also look inward to solve…

Where’s Our Venue?

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SAW the launch of the AU tour. Sportsvest, the chosen tour operator for this year, reps were out in force with freebies, party discounts and even free tour places. However this event did not take place in the standard setting for AU Wednesday nights, the Venue, it took place a mile away at Piccadilly Institute. The LSESU booked out the Venue for a corporate client, a decision that…

A Good Start, But Not The End

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“You should never have to choose between being who you are and playing the sport you love.” These were the words of world famous rugby referee, Nigel Owen, last Tuesday night as he gave a speech at a panel discussion hosted by LSE AU Men’s Rugby club on the topic of homophobia and sexism in sport. The event, co-hosted by the Athletics Union and the LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion…

Active Lifestyle Football Section – Final Round-Up

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By Seb Chan     Last October, LSESU received a generous sum of funding from Sport England to start the Active Lifestyle Programme. The aim is to get more students into sports. I took the prerogative to run the football section given my past experiences. The programme has offered other opportunities such as netball, squash, belly dancing and more. After two terms, I will look back with pride in my…

Sparks Fly In Paris As Volleyball Dominates

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By Bruno Baisch LSE Volleyball Captain   On Friday 6 March, the men’s and women’s volleyball teams took the 5:40 am Eurostar to Paris, where they would play in the annual Les Parisiennes tournament. The competition puts face-to-face the top teams in France and the UK, making it a great opportunity for the LSE squad to show off our skills, build life-lasting bonds and pretend we could speak any French….

Mini Football World Cup Finishes In Style

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By Jenny Hovland Johanson LSE WFC Captain     With the Women’s World Cup coming up in Canada this summer, the Women’s Football Club (WFC) wanted to arrange an inclusive event, where both boys and girls could play football together. Over the past two Fridays, 11 teams have participated in a 5-a-side Mixed Mini world cup tournament, which was sponsored by the LSE Annual Fund. On the first Friday, on…

WRFC Successful Beyond Wildest Dreams

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By Megan Trethewey LSE WRFC     When I joined the Women’s Rugby team in first year we had to give the occasional walk over because we couldn’t field a full squad of 15 players. Now, three years on, with over 50 members and two teams. It’s safe to say that LSE Women’s Rugby is here, and it’s here to stay. As many of you will know from our over…

Women’s Hockey 1st XI Secure Promotion

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LSE Women’s Hockey 1st XI has secured their promotion in a well-fought 5-0 victory over Reading University 2nds. The pressure was on as the Beavers battled to defend their winning streak. After a strong start from LSE, Reading defence had a lot of work to do. The first goal was scored from a rebound off Reading’s keeper which was swept into the goal by India Steele to put the beavers…

Netball Sixths Enjoy Victory Over UAL To Cap Off Successful Season

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Last Monday, eight sixth team veterans braved the cold and headed to Kennington Park to play their last ever game for LSE Netball. Tears of sadness were mixed with tears of joy as the girls enjoyed a final glorious win of 27-10 against UAL 2nds. The girls were immediately off to a promising start as they scored a goal within the first few seconds. However, the match took an unexpected…

KPMG to Pull Athletics Union Funding in Wake of Men’s Rugby Scandal

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It has been revealed that accountancy firm KPMG will no longer be providing financial support to the LSESU Athletics Union, in the wake of the Men’s Rugby Club scandal. Despite being long-term supporters of the AU’s activities, the company decided last week it would be withdrawing the £22,000 a year sponsorship. The decision comes as the LSESU Men’s Rugby Club was disbanded for distributing racist, homophobic and misogynist leaflets at…