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LSESU Marine Society launches Blue New Deal

By Cindy Ren On Thursday, February 20th, LSESU Marine Society held its Blue New Deal launch event. The event was aimed at discussing potential solutions for current marine issues and is a part of the greater Blue New Deal Project.…

LSESU appears to break NSS Guidelines

In emails and physical promotions of the National Student Survey (NSS), the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) appears to interpret a question and highlight its own successes. NSS guidelines ask that promotional material focus on getting students to answer the survey,…

LSE ISVAT confused over EU/EEA students’ apparent lack of concern for UK status post-Brexit

LSE’s International Student Visa Advice Team (ISVAT) recently canceled an informational event for EU/EEA students about the UK’s new settlement scheme due to students’ lack of interest. The event, which served to inform EU/EEA students of how to apply for…

Students address LSE directors in the first town hall meeting of 2020

By Sophie Lamotte and Kevin Morris On Tuesday February 11th, over a hundred students attended the LSE lunchtime Q&A meeting chaired by Pro-Director of Education Dilly Fung, Pro-Director of Research Simon Hix and LSE Director Minouche Shafik. Along with a…

Satire and Soviets: An evening with Armando Iannucci

On Tuesday, 2 February, LSE’s Government Department held a screening of Armando Iannucci’s 2017 film The Death of Stalin. The screening, in a packed Sheik Zayed Theatre, was followed by a Q&A with Iannucci, chaired by Dr Jonathan Hopkins, that…

LSESU Labour endorses Rebecca Long-Bailey and Dawn Butler

LSESU Labour has chosen its preferred candidates for the upcoming Labour Party election. The two chosen candidates are; Rebecca Long-Bailey, current Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, who was endorsed as Leader with 56,5% of the votes and Dawn Butler,…

Indignation sparked as Home Office denies Visa to Cambridge sociologist

By Eva Fernandez Dr Asiya Islam, an Indian sociologist at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, has been denied permanent residency in the UK after having lived in the country for a decade. Islam graduated from LSE with Distinction in MSc…

Justice for cleaners revived: in-house cleaners say they are “left in the Corridor”

On Tuesday 28 January, LSE cleaners held the floor in the first Justice For LSE Cleaner’s Campaign meeting of the year to discuss persisting discrimination on campus despite being brought in-house in 2017. Cleaners told the room of 50 students…

Catching up with former Beaver staff Members

The Beaver, LSE’s official newspaper and student publication, has now been around for more than half a decade. Since its creation in 1949, it has seen numerous generations of ambitious student writers and editors join its ranks. Year by year,…

LSE responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

As governments and global health authorities attempt to contain the growing coronavirus outbreak in China and around the world, operational lockdown and a paucity of accurate or timely information on the virus leave some students and academic programs in limbo.…