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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…

Concerns of bigotry rise as coronavirus spreads

As outbreaks of Coronavirus grow across Asia, Europe and, more recently, the Middle East, panic and, subsequently, instances of Sinophobia are spreading as quickly as the disease. With the virus advancing across borders and beyond Wuhan where it originated from,…

Conservative speaker at Undergraduate Political Review elicits uproar and reflection

Outcry ensued on social media following news that the Undergraduate Political Review (UPR) invited right-leaning LSE alum, Professor Eric Kaufmann, to speak on academic freedom at this year’s conference held on 18 February.  While the event typically highlights the work…

LSE to hold LSE Festival 2020

LSE will be holding the LSE Festival 2020, an annual series of talks and panel discussions held by the university that focuses on social and political issues, through the lens of the social sciences. The festival is set to take…

One third of LSE Economics exams have errors, other departments close behind

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed potential concerns over a high rate of mistakes in exams given to LSE students. Whilst the average error rate of all departments is 7%, some departments have a significantly higher…