Unlock the Potential

On the morning of March 2nd 2017, I was in trouble. It was the day before ABLAZE 2017, the most important event on the African-Caribbean Society’s (“ACS”) calendar. For the first time in its history, we were hosting it at…

No, Trump is Not ‘Almost Certain’ to Lose Re-election in 2020

Joss Harrison’s January 30 article, ‘Who will Democrats Choose to Face Trump in 2020?’ about the Democratic primary made several bold predictions about the electoral state of play by 2020. The article paints far too rosy a picture of the…

Show Me The Money

To my mind, one of the biggest problems with the Students’ Union is its financial opacity. If anyone is interested in how the Union spends its money – entirely reasonable given each student indirectly pays the Union hundreds of pounds…

Humanising Homelessness: My Experience Volunteering at a Homeless Mission

Homelessness is a serious issue. And it’s getting worse. Recent estimates from 2017 show that around 4700 people sleep rough in England on any given night in 2017, which compared to the previous year represents a 15% increase. Take a…

The Lessons of McMafia: A Response to ‘The Russian Threat is Real’

Why Britain does not need to prepare for a Russian invasion… At a conference somewhere sometime held under Chatham House rules, I heard from a journalist from a distinguished British publication that the British press had one particular rule one…

“Do You Feel Your Student Satisfaction Rising?”

Asked Minouche Shafik during a student-staff interaction session. I hadn’t felt particularly different since 1st year- I’ve generally had a wonderful time in LSE. So when she popped the question to me, I stood silent for a while, taking the…

Unlocking the Med Sesh

Meditation is often perceived as monkish meanderings, an ambiguous activity, but when understood and implemented right, it is one of the most fundamental ways to improve our happiness… The Key From fist to fight, form to fury, boxing has one…

Reflections on the LSESU

The LSE SU has its problems. Of course it does – struggling with low turnout and difficulty to engage students is a big problem. And of course it’s worth taking the time to discuss what the future of our Students’…

Finding Solutions To The Housing Crisis: with Jonn Elledge, Andrew Boff and Dominique Hua
On November 20th last year the Beaver organised a panel discussion on the housing crisis. The speakers were Jonn Elledge, editor of CityMetric, Dominique Hua, an organiser for UCL Cut the Rent, and Andrew Boff AM, the Conservative’s London Assembly…
LSE Staff Members Decide Not To Support UCU Strikes

Only 46.3% of LSE staff voted to go on strike on the 16th February. The LSE will therefore not be participating in the University and College Union (UCU) strikes that academics and staff at 61 universities nationwide including Oxford, Cambridge…