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Can MPs’ degree choices predict their Brexit stance? LSE blog authors find out

Ninety-five percent of PPE graduates in the House of Commons supported Remain, research for LSE’s Brexit Blog found, while three-quarters of former Classics students in the lower house backed Leave. The relationship between politicians’ world views and the degree they…

Students follow US Midterms from Across the Pond

On 6 November, over 113 million Americans flooded the polls to vote in Midterm elections. In the divisive political era America has found itself in, with issues such as healthcare, immigration, and tax reform on the ballot, decisions were made…

Loneliness Survey Reveals Systemic Problem at LSE

87.3% of students feel some degree of loneliness at LSE, The Beaver’s investigation into the issue can reveal. This is derived from a survey posted on The Beaver’s Facebook and Twitter in late October. The survey, answered by 110 respondents,…

Wolfson Foundation Grants LSE £1 million for Redevelopment

The Wolfson Foundation, a charity awarding grants to promote excellence in various academic fields, has awarded LSE £1 million towards its Centre Buildings Redevelopment, part of LSE’s ongoing campus renovation. LSE’s Centre Buildings development will result in a new 15-storey…

LSE Accommodation Fees Rise as Value for Money Rating Falls

Accommodation fees across most LSE student halls have increased by approximately 3% this year, despite student satisfaction that halls are value for money dropping by 1% last year. The cost of living in LSE accommodation has been steadily rising over…

What Does Brexit Mean to You? Exploring the Exhibition in the LSE Library

As the UK’s separation from the EU gets closer, the exhibition: ‘What Does Brexit Mean to You?’ highlights the UK complicated socio-political history within the EU, and the opinions or justifications from both sides of the argument. The exhibition aims…

LSE Increases Opportunities To Study Abroad

Why now? The LSE responded to what it deemed as an increasing demand for options to study abroad by announcing the new BSc in Language, Culture and Society starting in 2019/20. This echoes the LSE Director’s recent call for LSE…

LSE blues: increasing numbers of students suffering from mental health issues

The chief executive of the Office For Students, Nicola Dandridge, recently spoke about the growing concern of students’ mental health at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on students last Wednesday. She has said that “It is impossible not to be concerned…

Academics Contest Reforms To Trans Legislation

On Tuesday 16th October, 100 academics, including one from LSE, signed a letter regarding the Gender Recognition Act reforms published in the Guardian. This was then followed by a response from several LGBT societies at London universities, written by an…

Michaelmas Term SU Election Results

Yesterday the results of this term’s SU elections were announced. The SU predict that this year’s election broke SU turnout records (more to follow this Friday), despite low turnout from some of the candidates at hustings last week. Voting began…