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LSE should welcome the voices of Trump and Brexit supporters

In 2016, millions of Americans voted against their own economic interests. They did so by electing a man who vowed to dismantle the government-supported health care many of them rely on; who opposed increasing the minimum wage paid to many…

LSE Email Accounts Hit by Mass Phishing Attack

LSE students and staff have been the target of a mass cyber attack with multiple cases of fake “phishing” emails being sent out to LSE-affiliated email accounts being reported. Mass emails are being sent with subjects related to students’ previous…

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…

She Was Brutally Attacked on a Busy Central London Street. Police and Pedestrians Did Nothing.

Most Brits do not live their day to day lives in constant fear of random, unprovoked physical attacks on crowded city streets. They go about their days knowing that Britain is a country for them: 82% white, disproportionately affluent compared…

LSE Puts Consent on the Backburner

LSE has ended face-to-face consent training for all students after it refused a Student Union request to fund the scheme. During the 17/18 academic year, any student could attend consent training workshops. Now LSE has stripped its consent education down…

Loneliness Survey Reveals Systemic Problem at LSE

87.3% of students feel some degree of loneliness at LSE, The Beaver’s investigation into the issue can reveal. This is derived from a survey posted on The Beaver’s Facebook and Twitter in late October. The survey, answered by 110 respondents,…

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…

Why I Wear Red

This year, RAG was once again proud to support the Poppy Appeal. Every November, in the weeks leading up to Armistice Sunday, we offer hundreds of poppies to staff and students. There is of course a purpose behind our work,…

Academics Contest Reforms To Trans Legislation

On Tuesday 16th October, 100 academics, including one from LSE, signed a letter regarding the Gender Recognition Act reforms published in the Guardian. This was then followed by a response from several LGBT societies at London universities, written by an…

“Identity politics has corroded liberal democracy.” Matthew Goodwin meets the Beaver

In 2003, when the UK Independence Party (UKIP) were on the distant fringes of British politics, a University of Salford undergraduate saw that right-wing populists had the potential for a national – even global – takeover. Fifteen years later, Professor…