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LSESU aiming for “upgrade” through special resolution

The LSESU is trying to update its articles of association via a special resolution, which requires a general meeting set to be held on 1st June at 5pm. The articles of association are essentially the union’s governing articles, which structure…

ICYMI: LSE memes in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Everything sucks, but LSE meme production has never been better. I thought I’d share my favourite ones about LSE’s shitty response to Covid-19. Beyond extremely driven student campaigning, the ubiquity of these memes should serve as further proof of how…

Minouche: SMC pay cuts, furloughs, and delayed spending

In an email to LSE Staff, Director Dame Minouche Shafik has laid out the initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the School’s financial situation. Facing financial strain, the university will furlough some staff who cannot work in the current…

Interview: LSE’s no disadvantage policy, and how the School got there

Colin Vanelli & Morgan Fairless. Additional reporting by Lucy Knight and Yasmina O’Sullivan  On 24 April, LSE published its much anticipated “no-disadvantage” framework, which stops short of several letters, petitions and Union feedback asking for a “no-detriment” policy. The Beaver…

LSE to release ‘No-disadvantage policy’ based on whole-course grade adaption, extensions, and deferrals

Pro-Director for Education Dilly Fung is set to email students today unveiling a “No-disadvantage” policy. The policy entails four measures: revised marking, adjustments to the extension policy, self-certified deferral, and extended exceptional circumstances.  LSE has decided not to follow a…

Comment: Departments should push back against LSE’s ‘league tables over students’ policy – they are our only hope

Over the past weeks, The Beaver has extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on students, documenting how privilege, inequality, and mental health problems have become aggressively exacerbated by the pandemic. It’s not only those of us with mental health problems…

Students voice concerns over ‘business-as-usual’ assessment strategy

Additional reporting by Colin Vanelli As British universities grapple with how to tackle assessments during the Covid-19 global pandemic, LSE is being accused by some of following a “business-as-usual” approach. Various student groups have circulated petitions and letters proposing alleviating…

Guide: What you should know about the LSE response to Coronavirus

The Beaver aims to keep an updated list of all the available information on the LSE response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LSE has an FAQ page with updated information, and the UK government has instructions and help online. Online assessment …

LSESU Elections – live coverage from the comfort of my home

Well, I can’t say this has been productive, but I’m done for the night! Our new commander-in-chief: David Gordon! Our new Education Officer is: Eileen Gbagbo (ex-Collective Chair of the Beaver!) Our new Community and Welfare Officer is: Laura Goddard…

Voting opens for LSESU elections

Voting has opened for this year’s LSESU Lent Term elections amidst uncertainty and lack of engagement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting will remain open until Thursday, with results being announced the same day in the evening. Hustings have been…