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LSE Success in QS Subject Rankings

The LSE celebrates as it has been ranked second in the world in social science and management subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. 2019 means this has been the case  for the seventh consecutive year. Comparing individual…

Mace takes over £140m landmark LSE site

Mace has started construction on the £140m Marshall Building Site at the LSE. The demolition of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the former home of Cancer Research UK, has been completed by McGee Demolition, who were appointed directly by the LSE.…

Students ‘Break Out’ of LSE for Charity

Last weekend RAG’s major international hitchhiking challenge, Jailbreak, took place. 16 Students were released from their ‘prison’ at LSE and had 36 hours to make it as far away as possible without spending any money. The students took part in…

SU Elections Begin

Yesterday nominations for SU elections opened. They will close on the 7th. 7th March: Nominations for SU elections close at 3pm. 14th March: ‘Meet the Candidates’, an introductory event giving nominated candidates the opportunity to announce policy and engage with…

LSE agrees to implement ‘mandatory’ consent workshops

In a positive turn of events, LSE have agreed to include consent talks as an “integral” part of Welcome Week from the 2019/20 academic year onwards. The format and content of these talks has not been finalised however they will…

LSE Makes University Challenge for First Time in Five Years

James Engels, Finn Dignan, Zara Elstein, Kevin Schilling and Tom Dawtrey are the University Challenge contestants. Last week, LSE successfully won a place on University Challenge for the first time in over 5 years. University Challenge is the BBC’s longest…

Iconic nightclub KOKO closes its doors for the year

One of Camden’s most popular nightclubs and frequent Friday night spot for LSE students, KOKO, will be closing its doors on March 8th for structural redevelopment. The club will be closed until 2020, moving all of its events to the…

“Shape the World”, LSE’s 2030 strategy

The LSE’s Director and Pro-Director, Minouche Shafik and Dilly Fung, held the Lent Term Student Forum on Wednesday 13th February to discuss the School’s 2030 strategy, offering all students the opportunity to raise questions. Mental health at the LSE was…

Academics ask: Should we be the London School of Economics OR Political Science?

It was billed as an epic clash between two major disciplines, and despite the odds, an unlikely winner emerged from a packed debate on Tuesday (Feb 12) to resolve a burning question – is Economics or Political Science the more…

LSE Security Remove Belongings of Homeless Person

On Monday, LSE Security removed the belongings of a homeless person outside the Old Curiosity Shop on campus. Security personnel, aided by those dressed in full protective garments, moved the tent that the man had been sleeping in outside the…