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Group of postgraduate students call for fee refunds following campus shutdown

 Postgraduate petitioners sent a letter to LSE administration on 9 April, asking them to reconsider their summer term fees in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Two masters students deemed it time to speak up about the changed value of…

LSE pulls most disability exam support: “Having an IEA is already isolating and scary, but it felt like I had been forgotten.”

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. LSE says that a move to largely long-term, online assessments has “removed the need” for individual adjustments for students with disabilities who previously received special assessment procedures, called Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs). A number of…

For some students, online shift brings inequality into spotlight

For many LSE students, getting accustomed to the ‘new normal’ of leading their daily lives from home under quarantine has proven difficult. Some students say that these changes have introduced new challenges not faced by many of their peers, complicating…

Students voice concerns over ‘business-as-usual’ assessment strategy

Additional reporting by Colin Vanelli As British universities grapple with how to tackle assessments during the Covid-19 global pandemic, LSE is being accused by some of following a “business-as-usual” approach. Various student groups have circulated petitions and letters proposing alleviating…

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

Additional reporting by Colin Vanelli. 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…