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Policy Profile (General Secretary): Alex Selway

TB: What is it about how the LSE and SU are being managed at the moment that made you want to run? AS: The most important thing for me is that others are just not having the same positive experience…

Policy Profile (General Secretary): lsepunz4gaddafis_sonsfundz

The Beaver (TB): Why are you running? LP: I want to run purely on a focus on mental health and student well-being. So it’s very close to me and it’s something I think could be done a lot better. TB:…

Circuit VS the rest: The silent struggle over university laundry rooms

Circuit has long been a dominant presence in university laundry rooms. But as anger mounts over falling service standards and exorbitant prices, is Circuit here to stay or is there a risk of it being washed away? Chloe Forletta has…

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…

LSE’s top donor was also a prominent backer of Vote Leave. Does it matter?

In April 2015, millionaire investor Paul Marshall made an “unprecedented gift” to LSE to the tune of £30 million for the creation of the Marshall Institute of Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Field. Just over a year…

Luxury real estate arrives at LSE

A new luxury residence a dozen metres from LSE raises questions about London’s housing crisis. Founded at the edges of a notorious slum, the London School of Economics (LSE) will soon have a new neighbour: a high-end residence whose amenities…

COP24: Being a fly on the wall at the United Nations Climate Change Conference

Are we getting closer to saving the world from climate change? As a postgraduate student at LSE studying Environment and Development, I was fortunate enough to be observer at the COP24, the United Nations conference on climate change, held in…

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…

Making sense of the crisis in Venezuela

The Beaver discusses the state of the current situation in Venezuela with Asa Cusack, Managing Editor of the LSE Latin America and Caribbean blog, and expert in the region. Venezuela is currently facing a humanitarian and political crisis of unprecedented…

Trump, and the Aftermath: A Divided America

Ever since Trump’s election as President in 2016, his reign of misinformation and populism has seemed to go unchecked. The impacts of his term in office have often made headline news, sparked fury amongst liberals, and drawn raucous approval from…