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LSE Sees Increase in First-Class Degrees Awarded

The London School of Economics has seen a 6.7 percent increase in the percentage of graduates receiving first class honours over the past five years, according to a report published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. 28.9 percent of LSE…

LSE hosts Clean Brexit talk

As part of a series of talks on Brexit, the LSE hosted a talk positing how Britain can have a more prosperous future outside of the EU. The panel consisted of Gerard Lyons, chief economic advisor to Boris Johnson during…

Taxi Protest shuts down Aldwych and Kingsway

Last Friday London taxi drivers brought Aldwych and Kingsway to a standstill in the fifth day of strike action in protest at Uber’s continued operation. Following Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to revoke Uber’s private hire operator license for 2018,…

LSE to award new PhD Studentships

The London School of Economics is offering new Ph.D. Studentships for 2018 entries. The School is ready to hand out a minimum of three scholarships to those students whose Ph.D., regardless of the Department, addresses ‘The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities’.…

LSE Campus Becomes Battleground for Economist Civil War

To mark 500 years since the beginning of the Catholic Reformation, ‘Rethinking Economics’, a progressive economics campaign group, nailed its ‘33 theses’ to the doors of the LSE Student Union building. The organisation claimed on its website that the stunt…

LSE professor argues Toby Young faces “witch hunt”

LSE professor Simon Hix renewed his defence of Toby Young on Twitter last week, claiming that the disgraced right-wing journalist is the victim of a “witch hunt.” Young resigned from the board of the government’s new Office for Students (OfS)…

“Disorganised” Examination Disappoints Econometrics Students

EC220 and EC221 students are vocalising their frustration over a reportedly “disorganised” and “unfair” economics examination held on January 4th. At least thirty-five students have taken to the department’s Moodle page to complain that their exam was “inefficiently conducted” and…

Cake, Wine and Coffee mark SU’s 120th Birthday

Seven days after the University of London celebrated its 181st anniversary with a black-tie reception at Senate House, a more casual party was thrown at the top of Saw Swee Hock to mark LSE SU’s 120th birthday. Close to 70…

Revisiting The Issue of Laptops In Lectures

The arguments put forward in a recent New York Times article titled, “Laptops are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.” aren’t particularly new, but they still re-ignite a debate in op-eds and on academic Twitter over the…

Minouche Hosts LSESU’s 120th

The Director of the LSE, Dame Minouche Shafik, held a reception for students and staff members at her university-owned apartment in Southwark. The event, held on Monday the 20th celebrated the 120th birthday of the LSE’s Student Union. Prominent society-members…

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