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Policy Profile (Community & Welfare): Chess Flack

The Beaver (TB): Do you think the LSE has a problem with welfare? If so, what is it and how would you tackle it? Chess Flack (CF): At the moment, LSE teachers get no [mental health] training when they start…

Circuit VS the rest: The silent struggle over university laundry rooms

Circuit has long been a dominant presence in university laundry rooms. But as anger mounts over falling service standards and exorbitant prices, is Circuit here to stay or is there a risk of it being washed away? Chloe Forletta has…

Academics ask: Should we be the London School of Economics OR Political Science?

It was billed as an epic clash between two major disciplines, and despite the odds, an unlikely winner emerged from a packed debate on Tuesday (Feb 12) to resolve a burning question – is Economics or Political Science the more…

Academics ask: Should we be the London School of Economics OR Political Science?

It was billed as an epic clash between two major disciplines, and despite the odds, an unlikely winner emerged from a packed debate on Tuesday (Feb 12) to resolve a burning question – is Economics or Political Science the more…

Is LSE Ready for a No Deal?

An update on LSE and Brexit As it currently stands, the UK is due to begin the process of leaving the European Union on 29 March 2019. In the run up to this date and beyond, all staff across the…

Outside Parliament on D(eal)-Day

As the political gridlock over the the Brexit process continues, on Tuesday the 15th January,  The Beaver followed the demonstrations outside Parliament on the eve of the Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Largely campaigners and supporters of a…

LSE Email Accounts Hit by Mass Phishing Attack

LSE students and staff have been the target of a mass cyber attack with multiple cases of fake “phishing” emails being sent out to LSE-affiliated email accounts being reported. Mass emails are being sent with subjects related to students’ previous…

LSE’s answer to fake news: A new agency

In line with the the LSE Commission on Truth Trust and Technology report published on 19 November, recommendations have been made to establish a new agency to monitor and tackle the problem of fake news. The suggested “Independent Platform Agency”…

Friday night shock: LSESU Halloween Party cancelled after low ticket sales

A trail of ‘horror’ was in store for LSE students who have signed up for what was promoted as one of LSE’s biggest Halloween parties. The event was abruptly cancelled less than two days before the event was planned to…