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Election 2019: In conversation with Hector Birchwood, Brexit Party

This article is part of a series of articles that appear in our December 10 print edition under the subheading “Small parties, big ideas. We sit down with the insurgent parties trying to upset the Labour incumbent.” You can also…

In two UGM motions, students call for improved sexual violence support, declare climate emergency

This week, the LSE Student body brought forward and passed two motions in a Union General Meeting. Students approved a motion calling for LSE to improve its sexual harassment and abuse support provision and also declared a climate and ecological…

5 more podcasts you should listen to

Some time ago I recommended 5 podcasts to our readers. Having been wholly unable to wean myself off the damn things, I’m back with more.  Let’s get to it: 1 – My Favourite Murder The perfect mixture of real crime…

Turning Point UK Kicked Off Campus by LSESU

On Wednesday 20th November, Turning Point UK set up a stall outside the Saw Swee Hock building, upon being approached by Activities & Development Officer Jack Boyd the group was asked to leave the area.  The SU explained that the…

SU to push for LSE Drug Policy Reform

LSESU officials and elected representatives are gearing up to start a campaign to change LSE and LSESU drug policy, switching from what they deem to be a punitive approach to a harm reduction one. The policy change will first be…

BBC – Minouche top choice for Bank of England Governor

According to the BBC, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik is the conservative government’s choice to lead the Bank of England, replacing current governor Mark Carney.  Shafik has previously served as deputy-governor from 2014 to 2017. If she ends up taking…

LSESU “very pleased” with nominations turnout

The LSESU MT Elections nomination period closed today, seeing 93 nominees across the categories up for election. Union management and officers had set a goal of 50 nominees. The turnout of 93 thus vastly exceeded expectations. LSESU Democracy Committee UGM…

Lack of support for male victims of sexual harassment at LSE

According to LSE’s website, support available for students who have faced sexual harassment includes a team of academics who volunteer to be safe contacts and a sexual violence support worker from Rape Crisis South London, who is independent from the…

LSE Press to launch Houghton Street Press for Student Journals

LSE Press – the university’s publishing division – is set to launch Houghton Street Press (HSP) in a bid to help student academic journals in editing and publishing their output. HSP will launch with 6 student journals: Studies in Philosophy,…

Nominations Open for LSESU MT Elections

Nominations for the MT LSESU Elections open today at 10am. Those looking to run for a position will have until 17 October to nominate themselves, with hustings set to take place the week after, on 23 October. Open positions include…