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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.…

OfS raises “Access Gap” concerns, names LSE

The Office for Students (OfS) has slammed several UK universities including Imperial College London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, University College London and LSE for having the widest “access gap” between wealthier and poorer students. The OfS, which acts as the regulator…

LSE Alumna appointed to be UK’s first woman ambassador to the US

On Friday 7 February, the UK government announced, in a press release, the appointment of Dame Karen Pierce as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. She will be the first woman to occupy this position and is…

At LSE, Piketty lectures on worldwide inequality

On Thursday, 6 February, LSE alumnus Thomas Piketty, Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics, delivered a speech titled “Capital and Ideology”, named after his latest seminal book. Piketty explained…

LSE student to journey to Antarctica

First-year Environment and Development student Fabian Nilsson was chosen for a 12-day expedition to the Antarctic, set to take place in November of this year.  The expedition will be led by Robert Swan OBE, a famous British Polar Explorer and…

LSESU hosts first UGM of Lent Term

By Ben Crozier and Angbeen Abbas The SU held its Union General Meeting (UGM) last Thursday, 30 January. This UGM did not see any motions discussed or voted, and instead allowed part-time and sabbatical officers to present updates. The officers…

LSE RAG launches event week

LSE’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society are planning their annual RAG Week from 10 to 14 February. It’s a week full of charitable and volunteering events including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Exhibition, a vintage clothes sale for charity, a…

Coronavirus scare at LSE halls was “precautionary measure”, student has been discharged

The Daily Mail has reported that a potential instance of Coronavirus infection has been located at an LSE halls of residence at around 9pm last Wednesday. Accompanying images show two hazmat-clad health workers accompanying a third individual out of the…

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum The China Development Forum, the flagship event of the China Development Society, the largest SU affiliated society for Chinese students, will be hosted on 8 February 2020. The Forum is held annually…

The Election and the Left: Symposium launches broadsides at Labour leadership.

The Election and the Left, hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme, attracted huge crowds that saw the Old Theatre completely packed on Tuesday, 28 January. The event, part of the Politics in Crisis series, explored the meaning of the Labour…