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UK Research Councils Sign Declaration Against The Use of Journal Impact Factors in Evaluating Research Excellence

All seven UK Research Councils have joined others from across the globe signing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), to protest against the use of Journal Impact Factors in assessing research quality, Times Higher Education reported on 7…

LSE Staff Members Decide Not To Support UCU Strikes

Only 46.3% of LSE staff voted to go on strike on the 16th February. The LSE will therefore not be participating in the University and College Union (UCU) strikes that academics and staff at 61 universities nationwide including Oxford, Cambridge…

Boycott NSS Campaign Gathers Steam

Despite the LSE and the Students’ Union’s efforts to get third -year students to fill out the National Student Survey (NSS), a Boycott NSS campaign has formed in response and appears to be gathering steam. LSE Boycotts the NSS, the…

Petition on LSE Summer Ball Receives 600+ Signatures

A petition to launch an LSE-wide Summer Ball to take place after exams each year was launched two weeks ago and has since acquired 615 signatures. The proposed ball, open to all students, faculty and alumni would be in “a…

‘LSE Pay Up’ calls for equality in staff pay

Since 2004, support staff (other than senior management and academic staff; also known as Professional Service Staff) have had real term pay cuts since 2009, meaning that salaries have increased but not in line with inflation rates. Over the last…

ESRC Grants Funding to Three LSE Research Centres

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has granted transition funding to three leading research centres based at the London School of Economics for them to continue their work. This move is part of a new funding model which saw…

Female Student Refused at Campus Barbershop

A female LSE student was recently refused a haircut at Angelo’s Gents Hairdressers, despite having a very similar hairstyle to their other clients. Angelo’s is located in the centre of LSE campus. It is not officially affiliated with the LSE.…

Weekly Union General Meetings Suspended

LSESU General Secretary Mahatir Pasha has released a statement announcing that weekly Union Geneeral Meetings (UGMs) will be suspended during a period of “democratic review.” UGMs are expected to resume after the review process,  and students have been encouraged in…

LSE Security Staff Stops Student Prayer

A video has surfaced on Facebook of an altercation between a member of the LSE Security Staff and an undergraduate student.  Banu Hammad, a first year law student, was allegedly interrupted whilst praying in a corner outside of the Hong…

Faculty Staff To Strike Nationwide Over Pension Dispute

Over the next two months, 61 universities have planned strikes over a UCU pension dispute with Universities UK, whose new pension scheme may leave typical faculty members £10,000 a year worse off. The ‘defined benefit’ pension scheme for faculty members…