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LSESU Michaelmas Elections: Will They Buck The Trend Of Declining Voter Participation?

Voting begins for the LSESU Michaelmas term elections on Friday 26th October, with this year’s batch of nominated candidates duking it out for the 14 positions up for grabs this term. These range from an opening for a Disabled Students’…

Students Grill Minouche

Director Answers Tough Questions about LSE’s Brexit Fallout and the Charlottesville Protestor On Monday 15 October, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik set out her ‘New Strategy’, addressing growing concerns over plummeting student satisfaction, complaints over the quality of teaching, and…

UGM Asks for Student Input in Democracy Reform

The LSESU held a Union General Meeting last Thursday evening in the Saw Swee Hock Centre. In addition to regular updates on LSESU-driven initiatives, the UGM was advertised to be the started of an initiative titled “The Rebuild,”. This aims…

Societies Report Abundance Of Fresh Meat

The beginning of the 2018/19 academic session has seen a new influx of undergraduate and graduate freshers, with many societies reporting an significant increase in the number of students attending ‘Give It A Go’ or introductory sessions. The Beaver News…

LSEAU ‘Unwelcome’ Party

“Shambles”, “utter disgrace” and “worst event I’ve ever been to” were just a few of the comments made after Wednesday’s AU welcome party.   What happened? After being a heavily publicised and sold-out event, the AU welcome party  ended early…

Kingsway Fire disrupts LSE100 classes

On the morning of Thursday 11th October, a small electric fire broke out at 20 Kingsway. Students walking past Kingsway on the morning of the incident were met with fire engines, security tape barring access to the campus via Kingsway,…

Student Petition to Remove Benches Hits 47k Signatures

Over the past week, the petition started by a group of LSE students to remove “anti-homeless” benches from outside the Library plaza cafe has received a further 47,000 signatures. Its organisers told The Beaver: “We’re delighted to see the mass…

How To Buy An LSE Freshers’ RAG Band

Hello all excited, incoming freshers to LSE! You’ve just got your results, giving you a place at the *best* London uni. All you have to do now is buy a RAG band. Freshers is a unique, fun and memorable (hopefully)…

LSE Defend New Benches Amid Upcoming Review

Following our previous article, LSE has released several statements regarding the rationale behind the newly installed benches which have sparked public concern. There are two officially stated reasons behind the new benches: the first being “extreme anti-social behaviour in the…

LSE Fail To Answer Staff Expenses FOI

On Monday the Sun released responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests regarding the usage of university staff expenses. 54 institutions told the Sun that since 2016, some of their staff collectively spent £204m on corporate credit cards and claimed…