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Alice Weidel Event Cancelled Over Protests

The LSESU has cancelled an event hosted by the LSESU Ethical Finance Society after controversy among the student body.  The society invited German parliamentarian Dr. Alice Weidel, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and controversial public figure, to…

Low Election Turnout Concludes a Year of Low Engagement

Last Thursday (8 March) on elections result night, the LSESU announced the election of fourteen candidates as new full and part-time officers, and eighteen candidates for committee positions. Sabbatical Officers Four full-time Sabbatical officers were elected: Zulum Elumogo as General…

LSE Celebrates International Women’s Day

Last Thursday, 8th of March, the world celebrated the International Women’s Day, a day devoted to not only celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women but also to press for their rights. The London School of Economics…

General Secretary Campaigns Kick-off at Hustings

Hustings The initial hustings for the LSESU Lent Term Elections saw General Secretary candidates Zulum Elumogo and Waleed Malik give their first candidate speeches of the electoral cycle. The hustings were held on Wednesday, 28 February. Discounting our three representatives,…

Of Huskies and Hustings

The Wednesday just passed will surely go down as one to remember. The NAB was witness to severe iciness, embarrassing slips and a coldness not usually present at the LSE. Of course, hustings had begun for the upcoming Student Elections.…

LSE SU Lent term elections open amid Union criticism

The opening of nominations on Monday, 19 February kicked off the beginning of the campaign season for LSESU Lent term elections. Lent term elections decide the most sought-after positions in the Union: Sabbatical officers, Part-Time Officers (PTOs), and committee positions.…

‘LSE Pay Up’ campaign holds rally

The ‘LSE Pay Up’ campaign, organised by LSE’s three trade unions: UCU, UNISON and Unite, held a rally last Wednesday as part of its attempt to increase support staff salaries. Support staff (other than senior management and academic staff; also known…

Cleaners to be brought In-House on Unequal Terms

Some cleaners at the LSE have expressed their concern over the terms of their upcoming transfer in-house from outsourcing company Noonan, agreed upon after a 10-month-long campaign and week-long strike led by cleaners of the United Voices of the World…

Theresa May Proposes Tuition Fee Review

Fulfilling a commitment made in the 2017 Conservative manifesto, Theresa May has set in motion a year-long review of higher education funding which would potentially introduce variance in undergraduate fees and loans. Currently, undergraduate degrees cost £9,250 per year –…

UCU Strikes Over Pension Cuts Begin

Industrial action over the University Superannuation Scheme began last Thursday at 61 universities in the UK. The scheme and a recent amendment to it, which covers most faculty staff in pre-1992 universities, may leave typical faculty members £10,000 a year…