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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…

A dive into Hayek’s legacy at LSE

Friedrich Hayek, like it or not, is embedded deep into LSE’s culture. From his appearance on our reading lists to rumours over potential statues, the approaching 28th anniversary of Hayek’s death gives us an opportunity to journey deep into the…

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…

Zulum on his GenSec Legacy

Zulum Elumogo became the LSE Students’ Union’s (SU) first black male General Secretary in Michaelmas of 2018, graduating earlier that year with an undergraduate degree in Social Policy and Government. Winning his second term in March 2019, he is now…

A dialogue beyond borders – the German Symposium 2020

Belinda Schäpe, PR & Marketing Officer of the LSESU German Society, writes on the recent German Symposium held at LSE. Over the past few weeks, Germany has experienced exceptional chaos due to one storm – literal or political – after…

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…

Behind the scenes of the London Women’s Strike 2020

(c) Socialist Appeal March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day in which millions of people will gather across the globe to protest inequality, discrimination, and violence against women, to name a few of the key issues. What is it…

LSE hosts London mayoral hustings

A hustings was held for candidates for London Mayor at LSE on 13th February, ahead of the London mayoral election on 7th May. Expected attendees included Shaun Bailey (Conservative), Siobhan Benita (Liberal Democrat), Green Party candidate Siân Berry, and Rory…

Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey go AWOL at LSE London Mayoral Hustings

In moves reminiscent of Boris Johnson’s strategy during the 2019 Tory leadership contest, the London mayoral hustings held at LSE on 13 February  were marked by the absence of both incumbent London mayor and 2020 Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, and…