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LSEAU ‘Unwelcome’ Party

“Shambles”, “utter disgrace” and “worst event I’ve ever been to” were just a few of the comments made after Wednesday’s AU welcome party.   What happened? After being a heavily publicised and sold-out event, the AU welcome party  ended early…

Kingsway Fire disrupts LSE100 classes

On the morning of Thursday 11th October, a small electric fire broke out at 20 Kingsway. Students walking past Kingsway on the morning of the incident were met with fire engines, security tape barring access to the campus via Kingsway,…

Student Petition to Remove Benches Hits 47k Signatures

Over the past week, the petition started by a group of LSE students to remove “anti-homeless” benches from outside the Library plaza cafe has received a further 47,000 signatures. Its organisers told The Beaver: “We’re delighted to see the mass…

How To Buy An LSE Freshers’ RAG Band

Hello all excited, incoming freshers to LSE! You’ve just got your results, giving you a place at the *best* London uni. All you have to do now is buy a RAG band. Freshers is a unique, fun and memorable (hopefully)…

LSE Defend New Benches Amid Upcoming Review

Following our previous article, LSE has released several statements regarding the rationale behind the newly installed benches which have sparked public concern. There are two officially stated reasons behind the new benches: the first being “extreme anti-social behaviour in the…

LSE Fail To Answer Staff Expenses FOI

On Monday the Sun released responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests regarding the usage of university staff expenses. 54 institutions told the Sun that since 2016, some of their staff collectively spent £204m on corporate credit cards and claimed…

Accusations of ‘Hostile Architecture’ Made Against LSE

New benches have been installed outside LSE Library within the past month. Long silver benches have been replaced with those with the additional gaps and armrests often cited as ‘defensive’, ‘anti-homeless’ or ‘hostile’ architecture. The Beaver news team was made…

LSE Student Satisfaction Continues To Drop

When discussing LSE, a recurring topic is our shamefully low student satisfaction score, which persists despite our renown international standing. This trend appears to be continuing. Following the release of the National Student Survey (NSS) results yesterday, our student satisfaction…

How to submit anonymous and encrypted information to the Beaver

The Beaver has launched two new channels for students to send tips and submissions to the editorial team. One is fully anonymous, and the other encrypted. How do I submit anonymously? The Beaver’s Google Form for anonymous submissions is here:…

LSE Students Join Protests Against Trump’s Visit

Yesterday, President Trump’s visit to London was met with fierce protest, including that by LSE students. Around 250,000 people joined the protest starting at BBC studios in London and progressing past Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square. A special…