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LSESU Marine Society launches Blue New Deal

By Cindy Ren On Thursday, February 20th, LSESU Marine Society held its Blue New Deal launch event. The event was aimed at discussing potential solutions for current marine issues and is a part of the greater Blue New Deal Project.…

Indignation sparked as Home Office denies Visa to Cambridge sociologist

By Eva Fernandez Dr Asiya Islam, an Indian sociologist at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, has been denied permanent residency in the UK after having lived in the country for a decade. Islam graduated from LSE with Distinction in MSc…

LSE Alumna appointed to be UK’s first woman ambassador to the US

On Friday 7 February, the UK government announced, in a press release, the appointment of Dame Karen Pierce as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. She will be the first woman to occupy this position and is…

LSE alumnae nominated for Academy Award

On 13 January, The Edge of Democracy, a film directed and produced by two LSE alumni, was nominated Best Documentary at the 92nd Academy Awards. Director Petra Costa did her masters in Psychological & Behavioural Science at LSE in 2008,…

LSE Department of International Development hosts 2020 Great Development Dialogue

by Angbeen Abbas The Great Development Dialogue, sponsored by the Department of International Development, was held last Friday, 24 January, at the Hong Kong Theatre in Clement House. The dialogue, held annually, seeks to explore pressing issues in the field…

Distracted cooking causes fire alarm in the SU

By Laura Zampini Earlier today a fire alarm caused a few minutes of disruption for students and staff in the SU Building. According to an LSE spokesperson, the fire alarm, which led to the evacuation of all 6 floors of…

7% Increase in Student Satisfaction Marks NSS Win for LSE

LSE has increased student satisfaction levels following five years of disappointing results , according to the newly released 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). Overall student satisfaction rose by 7%, reaching a new score of 78%.  Student satisfaction is largely measured…

SU Provides Suicide Awareness Training

This week SU staff and LSE Residential Life have been holding 3 hour-long suicide awareness and prevention training sessions open to all students. The sessions are delivered by a residential life officer and 5 SU staff members trained by Public…

Being Better Than Everyone – A History of LSE

LSE’s rivalries with other universities date back to the early twentieth century, and have lived through famous academic debates with Cambridge in the 30s, “ragging” and mascot stealing in the 50s and 60s and again in the 80s, light hearted…

Former LSE scholar David Held passes away at 68

Professor David Held, previous Graham Wallas chair of Political Science and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, was taken ill to the hospital and passed away on 2 March 2019 at the age…