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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

How do we define ‘Working Class’?

At the end of the last academic year, I found myself winning the role of social mobility officer. Now I find myself now faced with one of LSE’s biggest class-based problems; who is the LSE working class? This LSE bubble…

Keeping Student Activism Alive

Written by Miranda Imperial As a one year Master’s student, my time at LSE has been short. My experience of the university cannot be compared to that of undergraduates. I know I cannot hope to be as familiar with the…

The Systemic Problem of Mental Health at Universities

UK universities have a mental health problem, and LSE is no exception. With student satisfaction below 80%, and 43% of students citing a need for improvements to the counselling service, there’s clearly work to do. But working out exactly what…

LSE and the Climate Emergency

Written by Gabriela Cabaña and Catherine Whittle A growing movement in LSE, the Climate Emergency Collective, is asking for the university to join the rapid efforts to address the climate emergency. A net zero institution by 2025 —as per Extinction…

If not the SU, then who? Supporting the victims of sexual violence

Compared to other universities, LSE’s support mechanisms for victims of sexual violence are shambolic. While Oxford has a specialised support service with permanent staff, LSE has one sexual violence counsellor who visits once a month, they will only see female…

Engagement in the Students’ Union

Written by Akash Mehta, former member of LSE Court of Governors I feel the biggest challenge before the LSESU is to get the opinion of the majority of students as to what do they expect and how they want their…

The Post-Grad Experience

Written by Bilal Bin Saqib, Post-Graduate Officer 2018-2019 During my experience as a Post-Graduate Officer, I have had an immensely wonderful time working with the management team at the Students’ Union and addressing the concerns of students to the authorities.…

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”.…

Reputation and the University Experience

Before you’ve even got your LSE ID card, you’ll probably have already joined your newfound classmates in complaining about your stats teacher’s poor standard of English. You’ll be well-versed in sighing at the narrow corridor which shepherds you through the…

The challenge of free speech on campus

The debate over an absolute freedom of speech on campus is one of LSE’s biggest challenges. This complex and broad debate is one that will spring up again and again within university life. It covers more than political discourse –…

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