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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…

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”.…

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…

LSE unveils new Inclusive Education Action Plan

LSE has recently unveiled its new Inclusive Education Action Plan, set to go into effect in the 2019/20 academic year. Building on the LSE 2030 Strategy, the 5-year action plan aims to close the Black and Asian attainment gap (relative…

“Populism is one of Latin America’s biggest exports” LSE’s new Public Policy head speaks to The Beaver

Andres Velasco is an academic who talks with the ease of a good politician. This should come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. The inaugural dean of the LSE’s new School of Public Policy has split…

LSE needs to invest in student journalism

Student journalism is invaluable for career as well as community building For many acclaimed journalists, the answer to how to start in this cut-throat world is clear: join your student paper in university. Student papers, both in the UK and…

Oliver Creed – Policy Profile

The Beaver (TB): Do you think that LSE does a good job at educating and stimulating its students? Oliver Creed (OC): Yes. But it can always do a better job. It’s a renowned university, but there’s room to improve. The…