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China-Taiwan Tension Feeds LSE Globe Furore

This article previously referred to Taiwan as recognised by the UN as part of the Republic of China (ROC). The UN does not in fact recognise the island of Taiwan’s formal independence or sovereignty. Ten days after it was installed,…

KCL Student Activists Temporarily Blocked From Campus Upon Queen’s Visit

On Tuesday (March 19) around 10 KCL students were temporarily prohibited from using their student ID cards to access KCL entrances and pass through gates. This coincided with a visit from the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, who opened…

Students will be refused a student loan if they fail to obtain 3 D’s at A-Level

Ministers around the UK have been preparing to refuse university student loans for those who fail to obtain at least 3 D’s at A-Level. This contributes to recent controversy surrounding student loans and access to education. The reasoning behind this…

Former LSE scholar David Held passes away at 68

Professor David Held, previous Graham Wallas chair of Political Science and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, was taken ill to the hospital and passed away on 2 March 2019 at the age…

UCL Holds Referendum to Ban Smoking on Campus

Following campus smoking bans at King’s in 2016 and Imperial in 2017, UCL has held a referendum to ban smoking on campus. The referendum, which closed Friday, ended in favour of the ban, with 65% of voters in favour of…

LSE Tops the Charts Once Again

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. This means this has now been the case for the seventh consecutive year.…

Only a quarter of students rapes are reported, survey reveals

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, rape and assault Only around 25% of students who have been raped go onto report it to the police, a new survey suggests. In the survey, run by sexual health charity Brook, nearly half (49%) of…

National levels of mental illness amongst universities urge a “call to action”

This week, results from a nationwide survey on student mental health uncovered the “alarmingly high” levels of distress and mental illness on our campuses. The survey of 37,500 students found that record numbers of students are reported to have increased…

Mass Macarena Shuts Down Piccadilly Circus

On International Women’s Day, thousands of people took to the streets of London as part of the Women’s Strike. The event, organised by Women’s Assembly, called for an end to sexism worldwide, particularly shining a light on women’s unpaid and…

Students Form Coalition for Second National Climate Strike

An LSE-wide campaign to participate in the second Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstration, on the 15th of March, is in the works. This is the first major LSE student-led action on an environmental issue since the now-defunct LSE Divest group…