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Turning Point UK Kicked Off Campus by LSESU

On Wednesday 20th November, Turning Point UK set up a stall outside the Saw Swee Hock building, upon being approached by Activities & Development Officer Jack Boyd the group was asked to leave the area.  The SU explained that the…

Fundraising for F. A. Hayek memorial near LSE begins

By Angbeen Abbas The Adam Smith Institute (ASI), a think tank and lobbying group that advocates for free market and classical liberal policies, is fundraising to put up a memorial for the economist and Nobel Prize winner Friedrich Hayek near…

SU to push for LSE Drug Policy Reform

LSESU officials and elected representatives are gearing up to start a campaign to change LSE and LSESU drug policy, switching from what they deem to be a punitive approach to a harm reduction one. The policy change will first be…

Tensions mount after Black Bloc Day at LSE

Between 1:55 and 2:05 on Thursday, October 31st, the LSE Students Alliance for Hong Kong began and ended their demonstration. Dressed in all black and wearing face-obscuring masks, the students stood on the stairs outside the New Academic Building for a group picture.

SOS message on campus Globe

On the night of Monday 11 November, the LSE Globe was once again used as a medium for conveying a political message. Subject to vandalism and political controversy since its inauguration, the public art sculpture on Sheffield Street had posters…

Chilean students grapple with the crisis

“I am constantly fearing for my family in Chile,” said Sofia Brinck, Chilean journalist and MSc Global Media and Communications student. As the country enters its fourth week of unrest, Chilean students at LSE find themselves in a difficult situation…

LSESU introduces Wind Down Wednesday program

By Thomas Chau The LSESU is introducing a new initiative called Wind Down Wednesday, which aims to allow students to relax after a stressful week, and better utilise their free time on Wednesdays. LSESU Community and Welfare Officer David Gordon…

LSESU student elections results are in

By Elena Christaki-Hedrick and Thomas Chau Last night, LSESU announced the results of Michaelmas Term elections. The following students were elected as the 2019/2020 representatives: Nico Robben – General Course President Nancy Luo, Sharif Kazemi – Democracy Committee  Cion Choi…

BBC – Minouche top choice for Bank of England Governor

According to the BBC, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik is the conservative government’s choice to lead the Bank of England, replacing current governor Mark Carney.  Shafik has previously served as deputy-governor from 2014 to 2017. If she ends up taking…

BHM events: a round-up

This year, LSE kicked off Black History Month with a host of events that discussed a diverse range of socio-economic, cultural and political issues that affect Black students. On the first week of October, the Caribbean Society held its Meet…

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