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Big Success at University Challenge Try-Outs

Last Friday was a milestone for the LSESU University Challenge try-outs, hosted in collaboration with LSESU’s Quiz Club at the 6th Floor of Saw Swee Hock. The first round saw increased participation and strong results for many teams. This brings…

LSESU Consent Workshop Coincides with Viral #MeToo Campaign

LSESU workshops on Consent began last week. ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course followed by a workshop – is open to every LSE student.  The workshops focus on the complex issue of consent and…

Amazon buys Whole Foods: the impact for student living

In June this year, Jeff Bezos (CEO and founder of the online service Amazon) bought the infamously expensive chain ‘Whole Foods’. That month, some prices dropped in stores by up to 43%. It was Amazon’s most costly acquisition to date…

Graduate Course Choice Concerns Raised At Departmental Meeting

In response to criticism over the complexity, fairness and structure of Graduate Course Choice, The Department of Government has said that there is “only so much they can do” according to Student Representatives, who attended the meeting last week. Graduate…

“Indifference” Wins the LSESU MT Elections

A sparsely-attended hustings event on Wednesday October 18th kicked off the final stages of the LSE Student Union’s Michaelmas Term election cycle, which has seen 50 candidates come forward for 11 separate posts across the SU.  An estimated 20 individuals…

Taters gonna hate

Potatoes on the loose at Nutford House Last week, mysterious potatoes with cryptic messages started appearing in front of students’ rooms in Nutford House (an intercollegiate accommodation).These potatoes have been placed there by an unknown prankster with messages like: ‘why…

LSE Responds to Course Choice Complaints

“We recognise the course selection process can be frustrating, and apologise for this,” an LSE Spokesperson has told The Beaver, in response to ‘Graduate Course Selection Chaos’, published last week. “The School is reviewing the course selection process for both…

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…

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