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Accusations of ‘Hostile Architecture’ Made Against LSE

New benches have been installed outside LSE Library within the past month. Long silver benches have been replaced with those with the additional gaps and armrests often cited as ‘defensive’, ‘anti-homeless’ or ‘hostile’ architecture. The Beaver news team was made…

LSE Student Satisfaction Continues To Drop

When discussing LSE, a recurring topic is our shamefully low student satisfaction score, which persists despite our renown international standing. This trend appears to be continuing. Following the release of the National Student Survey (NSS) results yesterday, our student satisfaction…

How to submit anonymous and encrypted information to the Beaver

The Beaver has launched two new channels for students to send tips and submissions to the editorial team. One is fully anonymous, and the other encrypted. How do I submit anonymously? The Beaver’s Google Form for anonymous submissions is here:…

LSE Students Join Protests Against Trump’s Visit

Yesterday, President Trump’s visit to London was met with fierce protest, including that by LSE students. Around 250,000 people joined the protest starting at BBC studios in London and progressing past Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square. A special…

A Result for LSE

LSE have released the summer exam results today. Finally a good moment for LSE as it went without a hitch. The results were released up to three hours earlier than expected, meaning many students eagerly awaiting their results were pleasantly…

Student Mental Health Service Under Pressure

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed possible underfunding at the LSE Student Counselling Service. From the academic years 2010/11 to 2016/17, the number of students seeking individual counselling sessions each year rose from 462 to 801.…

LSE To Launch New Strategy Consultation Survey

LSE Director, Minouche Shafik, along with the School Management Committee (SMC) have announced plans to include student, staff and alumni input into the formation of the new LSE Strategy. The consultation plan will be launched on Friday 23rd March in…

Britain Has Class

LSE alumni launch charity challenging Britain’s class problem in Parliament Wednesday 28th February marked the launch of a new charity, ‘Britain Has Class’, founded by recent LSE graduates Chris Fairley and Ronda Daniels alongside LSE’s General Secretary Mahatir Pasha and…

LSE Director Hosts Second Student Forum

Attendance LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik hosted a second student-only forum on Monday, 5 March. This time, the event advertised free pizza, which may have been a motivation for attendance. More than 100 students attended the event, and – as…

Controversy Over 2018 German Symposium

The German Symposium was overshadowed by a conflict between the German Society and LSE Events. The German Symposium is one of the traditional annual student-led events at LSE. Organized by the SU’s German Society, various speakers from different political and…