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LSE Student Runs For Local Council

LSE undergraduate James Slater will be standing for election as Labour Councillor for Hamstead Town on December 3rd. The 19-year-old social policy student will be the youngest candidate to have ever stood for the position, and if elected will be…

LSE Accused of Tracking Alumni Information

Allegations have been made claiming 24 Russell Group institutions – including the LSE – hired wealth screening firms to illegally gather their alumni’s personal information. The universities allegedly used the wealth-screening information provided by firms to more narrowly focus who…

Thousands Attend Demonstration for Free Education

Several thousands of students took to the streets of London to demonstrate against the cost of university tuition last Wednesday.  Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the demonstration marched from Malet Street down to Parliament Square…

Suu Kyi Stripped of LSESU Honorary Presidency

Last week, LSE students voted to strip State Counsellor of Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi – of her title as Honourary President of the LSE Student’s Union. The move comes amid a chorus of international condemnation alleging that Suu…

Forum with Director

On Monday the 6th LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik held the first student-only forum of the academic year. Held at The Venue, the event was marked by an overall relaxed atmosphere. Attendance was not large – around 80 undergrads and…

Poppy Popularity Hard to Measure

There were mixed feelings on campus last week, as some students proudly wore poppies on their lapels while others held back from buying them altogether. Even LSE’s Director, Minouche Shafik, reportedly went without a poppy during a one-on-one event with…

sQuid Card Use Continues to be a Problem

Access to sQuid Loyalty Rewards is slowly being rolled out to the student body after weeks of system errors. Students are being contacted in waves so they can download their loyalty balance at the single working terminal in the cafeteria…

Controversially Removed PTO Bursaries to be Reinstated

The bursary for the Part Time Officers (PTOs) of the Students’ Union, which was controversially recalled after elections last year, has been reinstated for the 2017/18 academic year following a meeting on Wednesday 8th November. PTOs are students representing different…

Students Demonstrate at LSE for “Justice for Daniel”

The ‘Justice for Daniel’ campaign held a demonstration outside the New Academic Building on Monday night last week to raise awareness about the case of Daniel, a cleaner at LSE who has repeatedly faced homophobic abuse from colleagues on campus.…

Gordon Brown’s Speech at LSE Well-Received

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to the LSE on Wednesday 8th November, delivering a candid and anecdotal speech about his life in politics in front of a packed crowd in the Old Theatre. A lively Q&A session resulted in…