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LSESU calls for rents to end in postgraduate hall

On Friday 17th April, the LSESU sent a letter to Sanctuary Students, a private student accommodation provider who owns Lilian Knowles house, calling for rent payments to cease. Many postgraduate tenants of Lilian Knowles feel that the demand to pay…

Students’ Union blasts proposed exam guidelines as LSE rejects ‘non-detriment’

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. The Students’ Union has blasted LSE’s proposed guidelines for exam boards in the upcoming assessment window, saying “we are deeply disappointed that SMC has decided not to move towards a no-detriment policy.” Responding to an…

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…

Guide: What you should know about the LSE response to Coronavirus

The Beaver aims to keep an updated list of all the available information on the LSE response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LSE has an FAQ page with updated information, and the UK government has instructions and help online. Online assessment …

Voting opens for LSESU elections

Voting has opened for this year’s LSESU Lent Term elections amidst uncertainty and lack of engagement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting will remain open until Thursday, with results being announced the same day in the evening. Hustings have been…

LSESU Pride Alliance launches first sexual health awareness and guidance (SHAG) week

The Pride Alliance (LSESU’s LGBTQ+ society) launches its first SHAG week today,  Monday, March 9th. This week is aimed at treating matters of sexual health and sexual practices for LGBTQ+ students. The initiative came from Amraj Lally, a PhD student…

MISDI postgraduate invents bot to crack boredom and loneliness at LSE

Evgeny Pavlov, a postgraduate student in the Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation course, has invented an LSE-exclusive interface for students to make friends over ‘random coffee’. The LSE Random Coffee Bot utilizes Facebook’s API coupled with Pavlov’s own…

Zulum set to propose a motion to address homelessness

At the upcoming UGM, to be held on 12 March, LSESU Gen Sec Zulum Elumogo will put forward an initiative to tackle homelessness. The goal of the initiative is to make the issue of homelessness a priority both for LSE…

LSE students launch petition for online study until Coronavirus Contained

By Jeffrey Wang and Cindy Ren A Change.org petition made on 5 March is requesting that LSE cancel all on-campus classes and revert to online education until the spread of Coronavirus is under control. The petition, created by ‘JQ’ and…

2U -LSE partnership to expand online Courses

By Cindy Ren Digital education provider 2U and LSE have announced an expansion of their current online learning partnership. This will increase the number of courses that 2U, an educational technology company that offers online degree programs, offers at the…