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LSE ISVAT confused over EU/EEA students’ apparent lack of concern for UK status post-Brexit

LSE’s International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) recently canceled an informational event for EU/EEA students about the UK’s new settlement scheme due to students’ lack of interest. The event, which served to inform EU/EEA students of how to apply for…

Students address LSE directors in the first town hall meeting of 2020

By Sophie Lamotte and Kevin Morris On Tuesday February 11th, over a hundred students attended the LSE lunchtime Q&A meeting chaired by Pro-Director of Education Dilly Fung, Pro-Director of Research Simon Hix and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Along with a…

Satire and Soviets: An evening with Armando Iannucci

On Tuesday, 2 February, LSE’s Government Department held a screening of Armando Iannucci’s 2017 film The Death of Stalin. The screening, in a packed Sheik Zayed Theatre, was followed by a Q&A with Iannucci, chaired by Dr Jonathan Hopkins, that…

Indignation sparked as Home Office denies Visa to Cambridge sociologist

By Eva Fernandez Dr Asiya Islam, an Indian sociologist at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, has been denied permanent residency in the UK after having lived in the country for a decade. Islam graduated from LSE with Distinction in MSc…

Justice for cleaners revived: in-house cleaners say they are “left in the Corridor”

On Tuesday 28 January, LSE cleaners held the floor in the first Justice For LSE Cleaner’s Campaign meeting of the year to discuss persisting discrimination on campus despite being brought in-house in 2017. Cleaners told the room of 50 students…

LSE responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

As governments and global health authorities attempt to contain the growing coronavirus outbreak in China and around the world, operational lockdown and a paucity of accurate or timely information on the virus leave some students and academic programs in limbo.…

OfS raises “Access Gap” concerns, names LSE

The Office for Students (OfS) has slammed several UK universities including Imperial College London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, University College London and LSE for having the widest “access gap” between wealthier and poorer students. The OfS, which acts as the regulator…

LSE Alumna appointed to be UK’s first woman ambassador to the US

On Friday 7 February, the UK government announced, in a press release, the appointment of Dame Karen Pierce as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. She will be the first woman to occupy this position and is…

At LSE, Piketty lectures on worldwide inequality

On Thursday, 6 February, LSE alumnus Thomas Piketty, Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics, delivered a speech titled “Capital and Ideology”, named after his latest seminal book. Piketty explained…

LSE student to journey to Antarctica

First-year Environment and Development student Fabian Nilsson was chosen for a 12-day expedition to the Antarctic, set to take place in November of this year.  The expedition will be led by Robert Swan OBE, a famous British Polar Explorer and…