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LSE Celebrates International Women’s Day

Last Thursday, 8th of March, the world celebrated the International Women’s Day, a day devoted to not only celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women but also to press for their rights. The London School of Economics…

LSE SU Lent term elections open amid Union criticism

The opening of nominations on Monday, 19 February kicked off the beginning of the campaign season for LSESU Lent term elections. Lent term elections decide the most sought-after positions in the Union: Sabbatical officers, Part-Time Officers (PTOs), and committee positions.…

“Authorship Investigation” Software to be Launched in UK

A new anti-plagiarism software which tracks down and monitors each student’s writing style, will be launched by many universities in the United Kingdom as soon as the second half of 2018. The software, named “Authorship Investigation”, is developed by Turnitin,…

ESRC Grants Funding to Three LSE Research Centres

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has granted transition funding to three leading research centres based at the London School of Economics for them to continue their work. This move is part of a new funding model which saw…

LSE Opts Out of TEF Re-Classification This Year After Being Awarded Bronze

The London School of Economics has decided not to re-enter the teaching excellence framework (TEF) this year after being awarded the lowest grade of the podium, a Bronze, last year. The decision has been confirmed to The Beaver by a…

LSE to award new PhD Studentships

The London School of Economics is offering new Ph.D. Studentships for 2018 entries. The School is ready to hand out a minimum of three scholarships to those students whose Ph.D., regardless of the Department, addresses ‘The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities’.…

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an historic unity deal

A historic agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas was reached on Thursday, in the form of a reconciliation deal brokered by Egyptian intelligence and backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The deal is being regarded…

LSE Celebrates its First Consent Week

LSESU Consent Week 2017 kicked off last Monday and was devoted to initiatives aimed at creating a consent culture on campus, an effort to, “where all students feel safe in their Union”, as described in a statement by the SU…

Suu Kyi Stripped of LSESU Honorary Presidency

Last week, LSE students voted to strip State Counsellor of Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi – of her title as Honourary President of the LSE Student’s Union. The move comes amid a chorus of international condemnation alleging that Suu…

LSESU Consent Workshop Coincides with Viral #MeToo Campaign

LSESU workshops on Consent began last week. ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course followed by a workshop – is open to every LSE student.  The workshops focus on the complex issue of consent and…