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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…

Newly developed University Ranking System places an emphasis on Culture

A new university ranking system has been created which takes into consideration 24 Wikipedia editions of various languages. Called the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities (WRWU), the main idea behind this programme involves emphasising the cultural impact certain universities have…

Student Uproar Over Warwick Group Chat

Warwick has faced a national backlash from students after reneging on their disciplinary decision last June to ban two students of five from campus for 10 years. In June, two of the other male students were suspended for one year,…

‘Accelerated’ Two-Year Degrees In Pipeline

On the 18th of November, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced once again plans to permit universities the option to offer two-year undergraduate degrees, in place of the current, general, three-year model. The plans were initially proposed by the previous Universities…

London Labour Societies Boycott Westminster CLP

Last Wednesday, Labour societies across London rescinded their participation in and support for the Constituency Labour Party (CLP) of the Westminster borough. Their cited rationale was the CLP’s decision to invite Chris Williamson, a supposed “anti-Semite”, to speak.   UCL…

Vernon Bogdanor on Brexit: “the people should own it…if the people still want it”

Vernon Bogdanor is largely regarded as the UK’s foremost constitutional expert and is a Research Professor at King’s College London. Isabella Pojuner, News Editor at The Beaver, interviewed him on the UK’s current constitutional crisis: Brexit, before the Prime Minister…

Academics Contest Reforms To Trans Legislation

On Tuesday 16th October, 100 academics, including one from LSE, signed a letter regarding the Gender Recognition Act reforms published in the Guardian. This was then followed by a response from several LGBT societies at London universities, written by an…

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