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More Than Half of Societies Asked Find It Difficult to Work With The Students’ Union

A survey carried out by The Beaver reveals huge discontent with Students’ Union management amongst society heads. Of the fifty-five societies whose leaderships responded to the survey , more than half described working with the SU as “moderately difficult” or…

SU Elections Candidates Face Allegations of Rule Violations

Several allegations of campaign misconduct ahead of the official campaigning period has put into question the viability of a short campaigning period. Two candidates, William Stein and Zulum Elumogo are reported to have began lobbying societies for endorsements. Allegations against…

Alastair Campbell Talks People’s Vote

Solender: What is the current strategy being pursued to bring about a second referendum? Campbell: One of the most important parts of it has been the Labour position because of the numbers in Parliament. The other part of the strategy…

The Right-Wing Student Group That Is Falling Apart Before It Has Begun

Images: Twitter @TPointUK The Right-Wing Student Group That Is Falling Apart Before It Has Begun Turning Point UK has barely been active for a fortnight and it already appears to be collapsing – the leader of its LSE chapter tells…

SU backtracks on elections changes after complaints

Societies with fewer than one hundred members will now be able to opt out of online elections without an appeals process. This comes after society heads raised concerns about rules clamping down on face-to-face committee elections. Instead, the Union will…

Government to Crack Down on ‘No Platforming’

The document published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission is being seen as an attempt to clamp down on censorship of controversial speakers on university campuses. The government has published new guidelines on free speech in universities which presents…

SU ‘penalises’ societies with new election rules

The Students’ Union last week circulated new rules to club and society heads outlining changes to their election process. Society presidents told The Beaver of concerns about added bureaucracy and threats to the memberships of smaller societies. Important changes include…

LSE in Top 10 for hosting most ‘extreme’ speakers report finds

LSE ranks in joint 6th with Manchester Metropolitan and Aston University with 5 events in a  report conducted by The Henry Jackson Society comparing the number of ‘extreme’ speakers that UK universities hosted. SOAS leads with 43 events in the…

The FT’s Sebastian Payne talks Brexit, Britain’s Political Future

As with winter, Brexit is coming. In a few short months, the United Kingdom is set the leave Europe’s big table after more than four decades of membership, bringing the nation into uncharted political and economic territory. And yet, with…

Feminist Interrupted Again

The civil rights advocate and critical race theorist Kimberle Crenshaw, known for developing the concept of ‘intersectionality’, was “aggressively interrupted” by a man at her workshop at the LSE on Monday the 21st, according to the LSE Gender Institute. Crenshaw…

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