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Student Budgets Suffering from LSESU’s Oyster Card Delays

This week, it emerged that many students are still waiting for their discounted 18+ Student Oyster Travelcards to be delivered, sometimes a month after ordering them. While waiting, students have been forced to use pay-as-you-go transactions to access vital tube…

Cleaners group seek ‘Justice for Daniel’

Following seven days of strike action earlier this year, cleaners at the LSE have achieved a historic victory by attaining the commitment (from LSE) to being brought in-house by “Spring 2018” as well as parity of working conditions with other…

Chaos marks postgrad course selection process

Confusion, stress and resignation have marked the start of many postgraduate students’ first few weeks of Michaelmas Term at the LSE. Frustration with various aspects of the Graduate Course Choice (GCC) system has has been the topic of talk amongst…

LSE Professor Chairs International Student Assessment

The Migration Advisory Committee, of which LSE Professor Alan Manning is Chair, has been commissioned to complete a detailed assessment of the social and economic impact of international students in the UK. This is following a report by the Office…

LSESU Scraps Bursary for Part-Time Officers

In an unprecedented development, the LSESU’s ten part-time officers (PTOs) were left reeling from the news that the £1500 bursary that was advertised as a benefit of their position had been scrapped for the 2017/2018 year, six months after they…

Welcome Week Kicks Off Another Year

Monday, the 18th of September, marked the official beginning of the academic year at the LSE, kicking off ‘Welcome Week’ for the thousands of undergraduate, postgraduate and General Course students studying at the University this year. Campus crowds reached their…

LSE’s First Female Director Begins Term

The LSE’s 16th Director, Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik, better known by her nickname Minouche, began her term on the 1st of September 2017 and has since completed her third week. Dr Shafik is the LSE’s first permanent female Director and was…

LSE Library: Refurbishment We Care About

The Lower Ground floor of the LSE Library was refurbished over the summer, with new tables, desks and seating space added. This refurbishment was conducted with a team of architects alongside Library staff and the Students’ Union, to “provide a…

LSE Sparks Outrage with Failure to Release Exam Results.

By Greg Sproston, Former Executive Editor Contemptuous School Management sends off Graduating Students with Final ‘Fuck You’. In a move very much befitting its shameful position as the single worst British University for student satisfaction, the LSE today failed to…

Emerging Markets Forum Successful Again

by Cameron Ormesher, Undergraduate Student On the 10th-11th March at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London, the eighth annual edition of the LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum took place, complete with its very own Snapchat filter. The EMF is run…

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