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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…

Postgraduate Officer Hustings Lowdown

Voting for the station of postgraduate student officer has begun, with hustings for the position taking place on Thursday evening in the Student Union building. The event, which was poorly attended, emphasised themes of mental wellbeing, the lack of postgraduate-oriented…

People’s Vote March: Hundreds of Thousands rally in London

Last week, protesters gathered in Parliament Square in demand of a “People’s Vote” on any final Brexit deal that comes into fruition. On the scene The “March for the Future” began in Park Lane where thousands gathered before it even began.…

Friday night shock: LSESU Halloween Party cancelled after low ticket sales

A trail of ‘horror’ was in store for LSE students who have signed up for what was promoted as one of LSE’s biggest Halloween parties. The event was abruptly cancelled less than two days before the event was planned to…

LSE Rankings Up Again

LSE continues to be one of the top universities worldwide, according to reports by the Times Higher Education, QS, The Guardian and others. Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, commented on the school’s success: “LSE’s ranking as one of the…

Black British Feminism Panel Brings Together Generations

On Tuesday, October 16, LSE Embrace and the LSE Library brought the panel “Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Future” to the school in recognition of Black History Month. A member of the audience described it as a “historic all-black…

Candidates’ No-Show Marks Second Day of SU Hustings

Out of 25 candidates running for positions of either Member of Trustee Board or Member of Court of Governors only 5 showed up for the second day of SU Election Hustings. SU Officers called out the names of candidates at…

Minouche Sends A Strong Message

On Tuesday October 23rd, LSE Director Minouche Shafik sent a message to all students and staff via email, citing campus “discussion about LSE’s ethics and values as an institution”. This is assumed to be in response to growing dissent and…

Hall Elections See Low Candidate Turnout

Every year as LSE students finish settling into their new accommodations and make their hall home, each hall holds committee elections in late October. Representative of the strong sense of community many students report having in their halls, committee members…

Anti-Racism Protests Erupt On LSE Campus

Last week, on the 12th of October, LSE students took part in protests strictly opposing racism and hate speech. The demonstration initiated on campus outside of the Student Union and continued up until the LSE Directorial Board. Why did it…