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LSESU “very pleased” with nominations turnout

The LSESU MT Elections nomination period closed today, seeing 93 nominees across the categories up for election. Union management and officers had set a goal of 50 nominees. The turnout of 93 thus vastly exceeded expectations. LSESU Democracy Committee UGM…

Impromptu celebration in 32 Lincoln’s Inn as Michael Kremer finds out about Nobel Prize win on LSE Campus

Dr Michael Kremer celebrated his Nobel Prize win with staff and students at LSE on Monday, 14 October, after he was surprised with the news during a visit to the Economics Department. Kremer found out when the Head of the…

Raising mental health awareness: The Freedom of Mind Festival

Ella Marshall and the panelists on Mental Health and Culture: Derek Owusu, Triple O, Sonam Patel and Ruqaiya Haris. LSE’s first edition of the Freedom of Mind Festival took place during the second week of Michaelmas term, from 7 to…

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins on Channel 4’s dating reality show The Circle

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins joined Channel 4’s reality television game show The Circle on 9 October, presenting as a middle class white man named Josh. Contestants on The Circle live in the same house but never actually meet,…

SU Delay Causes Sanitary Product Shortage

Since the beginning of Michaelmas term there has been an absence of menstrual products throughout the Saw Swee Hock Building. SU Women’s Officer Maria Golub told The Beaver in a statement: “It was extremely disappointing for me to observe that…

LSE recognizes Tsai Ing-wen’s PhD

On receiving numerous queries regarding Tsai Ing-wen’s academic merit, LSE released a formal statement on Tuesday 8th October, verifying the legitimacy of Dr. Tsai’s PhD. “We can be clear the records of LSE and of the University of London –…

Non-credit courses surge at LSE

LSE is quickly building up revenues from non-certificated “short courses,” going further than its peers as it seeks to diversify sources of income in the face of declining public funding for UK universities.

Grenfell: Two Years On

“The tragedy provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix the country’s failing social fabric, through changes to democracy, welfare, and housing policy.”

Lack of support for male victims of sexual harassment at LSE

According to LSE’s website, support available for students who have faced sexual harassment includes a team of academics who volunteer to be safe contacts and a sexual violence support worker from Rape Crisis South London, who is independent from the…

LSE Press to launch Houghton Street Press for Student Journals

LSE Press – the university’s publishing division – is set to launch Houghton Street Press (HSP) in a bid to help student academic journals in editing and publishing their output. HSP will launch with 6 student journals: Studies in Philosophy,…

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