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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 …

Mental Health and COVID-19

Coronavirus has changed the way we live, albeit temporarily, but spare a thought for those with existing health problems, and particularly those whose mental health issues are exacerbated by the crisis. The CDC warns that the COVID-19 is likely to…

As School ground to halt, cleaners left in dark on coronavirus closures

Colin Vanelli contributed to reporting. LSE issued limited guidance to cleaners regarding the ongoing coronavirus-related School closures during the initial days of the School shutdown, and some cleaners reportedly felt pressure to attend work despite pre-existing health complications, The Beaver…

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…

Sam Rippon on Drama Society and dramatic life choices

Third-year Politics and History student Sam Rippon is well-known in LSE creative circles for his pivotal role in LSESU Drama Society of which he’s been President for the last two years. As his time at LSE draws to a close,…

Virtual notes from LSE final years

As LSE goes virtual and friends fly back home across the world, many final years at LSE have not had the chance to say goodbye. The Beaver would like to create a space where final years, be they undergraduates or…

LSE to go virtual: no in-person exams, no graduation ceremonies – campus to remain open

LSE has announced in a school-wide statement that it will go virtual for the rest of the academic year in an effort to improve social distancing due to the covid-19 pandemic. The rest of the academic year will take place…

What next for student wellbeing at LSE?

LSESU Support Map LSE is set to unveil its Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework next week, as part of its London Wellbeing Week. The framework, reportedly based on the Students’ Union (SU) Wellbeing consultation of last year, sets out the…

A culture of complicity? London’s culture vultures and BP’s bankrolling of the British Museum

London’s students are often unapologetically passionate about two things: culture and the environment. In a society where British Petroleum (BP) is financing the majority of the British Museum’s temporary exhibits, these two devotions are incompatible. BP’s sponsorship of the British…

LSE students launch petition for online study until Coronavirus Contained

By Jeffrey Wang and Cindy Ren A Change.org petition made on 5 March is requesting that LSE cancel all on-campus classes and revert to online education until the spread of Coronavirus is under control. The petition, created by ‘JQ’ and…