Engagement in the Students’ Union

Written by Akash Mehta, former member of LSE Court of Governors I feel the biggest challenge before the LSESU is to get the opinion of the majority of students as to what do they expect and how they want their…

The Post-Grad Experience

Written by Bilal Bin Saqib, Post-Graduate Officer 2018-2019 During my experience as a Post-Graduate Officer, I have had an immensely wonderful time working with the management team at the Students’ Union and addressing the concerns of students to the authorities.…

Re-shuffling the Students’ Union

Over the summer, the LSESU broke up a 10-year staff-sharing arrangement with Arts SU, which has meant a complete overhaul of the Union’s staff structure. The LSE SU has promoted this move as a “new start as an independent organization”.…

Reputation and the University Experience

Before you’ve even got your LSE ID card, you’ll probably have already joined your newfound classmates in complaining about your stats teacher’s poor standard of English. You’ll be well-versed in sighing at the narrow corridor which shepherds you through the…

The challenge of free speech on campus

The debate over an absolute freedom of speech on campus is one of LSE’s biggest challenges. This complex and broad debate is one that will spring up again and again within university life. It covers more than political discourse –…

A Changing Climate at LSE

The past year has seen great shifts in public perceptions of climate breakdown, partly due to the media storm that has followed Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future and the launch of Extinction Rebellion. Changes at LSE have only followed this. …

Surviving 1st Year: an International students’ survival guide

Welcome to the UK! The land of tea, the Queen, and people who say “How do you do?” in a posh accent while holding an umbrella… Or so you thought!  Already perplexed? Fear not! We’re here to tell you what…

A Deep Dive into Divestment at LSE

Last week Jesus College, Cambridge, “exited its directly owned equity investments” in fossil fuel industries. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The LSE has a small endowment fund. Valued at £154,409,375 on the 28th February 2019, this is the only source…

LSE Community Calls for a Climate Emergency

Image courtesy of Molly Blackall LSE’s Climate Emergency Collective will be sending a letter to LSE Director Minouche Shafik on 23 September, urging her to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Collective is a group of academics, staff, and…

International students rejoice as government announces visa extension

The Higher Education community has welcomed a move by the UK government to revert back to pre-2012 rules that ensure international students commencing a course next year will be able to stay in the country for two years to look…