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News from within LSE, plus coverage of domestic and international affairs.

A Result for LSE

LSE have released the summer exam results today. Finally a good moment for LSE as it went without a hitch. The results were released up to three hours earlier than expected, meaning many students eagerly awaiting their results were pleasantly…

Graduation Gown Fight Disrobes LSE’s Student Satisfaction Problem

Students argue that the university’s weak response to 1,000-strong petition confirms fears of LSE’s student neglect and profit-maximising priorities. In the run up to graduations next week, students are being stung with a £45 compulsory graduation gown rental fee. The…

Student Mental Health Service Under Pressure

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed possible underfunding at the LSE Student Counselling Service. From the academic years 2010/11 to 2016/17, the number of students seeking individual counselling sessions each year rose from 462 to 801.…

Outsourced UoL Workers To Strike

Over 100 outsourced workers have announced plans to strike on 25-26 April at the University of London (UoL) as part of the “Back In-House” Campaign. These strikes, set to be the largest for outsourced workers in the history of UK…

LSE To Launch New Strategy Consultation Survey

LSE Director, Minouche Shafik, along with the School Management Committee (SMC) have announced plans to include student, staff and alumni input into the formation of the new LSE Strategy. The consultation plan will be launched on Friday 23rd March in…

Britain Has Class

LSE alumni launch charity challenging Britain’s class problem in Parliament Wednesday 28th February marked the launch of a new charity, ‘Britain Has Class’, founded by recent LSE graduates Chris Fairley and Ronda Daniels alongside LSE’s General Secretary Mahatir Pasha and…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

LSE Director Hosts Second Student Forum

Attendance LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik hosted a second student-only forum on Monday, 5 March. This time, the event advertised free pizza, which may have been a motivation for attendance. More than 100 students attended the event, and – as…

Controversy Over 2018 German Symposium

The German Symposium was overshadowed by a conflict between the German Society and LSE Events. The German Symposium is one of the traditional annual student-led events at LSE. Organized by the SU’s German Society, various speakers from different political and…

Alice Weidel Event Cancelled Over Protests

The LSESU has cancelled an event hosted by the LSESU Ethical Finance Society after controversy among the student body.  The society invited German parliamentarian Dr. Alice Weidel, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and controversial public figure, to…