Sophie Gregory
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Leading Ladies of LSE

Beatrice Webb in 1875, courtesy of LSE Library Earlier this year, the LSE renamed its towers after three central figures in the UK’s suffrage movement: Emmeline Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. This was to mark 100 years since…

Round Two of Hustings: Consent, Community and Inclusivity

Later on Thursday the 14th, candidates running for General Secretary had a chance to participate in hustings for the position, alongside other roles. Four candidates attended the second session of the day, with two candidates absent and another sending apologies.…

Only a quarter of students rapes are reported, survey reveals

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, rape and assault Only around 25% of students who have been raped go onto report it to the police, a new survey suggests. In the survey, run by sexual health charity Brook, nearly half (49%) of…

‘Death to the Tyrants’: International Poetry Festival held at LSE SU

The International Poetry Festival, held by the Institute of Experimental Arts and supported by LSE’s Anthropology Department, took place on Saturday, 9th February. The aim of the festival was to provide insights into the effects of financial crises from poets…

Nacho Valentine: Nachos Cancelled Indefinitely

The SU’s Valentine’s Day special Nachos night has been cancelled due to a feeling that there would be little demand for the event, which was due to take place on Friday, 15th February. The event once again promised “pop/commercial/cheesy hits”,…

LSE has not yet signed the Stand Alone Pledge

LSE has not yet signed a Pledge that calls institutions to commit to developing support for estranged students in Higher Education across the UK, despite widespread support from other universities. According to Stand Alone’s data, there are 11 estranged students…

LSE graduates earn more than all other university graduates by age 29

The LSE is the top institution for average earnings for graduates by age 29, according to raw earnings data compiled from tax records by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Department for Education. It is also the only…

Science Students Could See Fees Double While Arts Tuition Fees Are Lowered

Tuition fees could be cut to £6,500, but with much higher fees of up to £13,500, for some subjects that could result in higher earnings such as the sciences or medicine. The decision would see Arts and Humanities students, whose…

Wolfson Foundation Grants LSE £1 million for Redevelopment

The Wolfson Foundation, a charity awarding grants to promote excellence in various academic fields, has awarded LSE £1 million towards its Centre Buildings Redevelopment, part of LSE’s ongoing campus renovation. LSE’s Centre Buildings development will result in a new 15-storey…

LSE Accommodation Fees Rise as Value for Money Rating Falls

Accommodation fees across most LSE student halls have increased by approximately 3% this year, despite student satisfaction that halls are value for money dropping by 1% last year. The cost of living in LSE accommodation has been steadily rising over…