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LSE Summer Ball date announced

After two years of student campaigning, LSESU announced that the school will be holding its first-ever Summer Ball on Saturday, 13 June, 2020. The Union released this information through a Facebook post on Wednesday, 11 December.  William Stein, a first-year…

LSESU Grimshaw society launches new symposium event

by Florit Shoihet LSESU’s oldest society, LSESU Grimshaw Club, launched on 25 November a Symposium on ‘The Changing Face of International Affairs.’ The event featured a series of networking afternoons and evening lectures, along with interactive student events, such as…

CDS symposium discuss challenges and possibilities of blockchain technology

by Jeffrey Wang The China Development Society hosted one of its annual Bridging Minds Symposiums this past Wednesday, 4 December. The topic, ‘The Future of Blockchain: Developments, Directions and Challenges,’ attracted interest from upwards to 60 students. The event featured…

LSE announces MSc International and Asian History

Following the creation of new undergraduate and masters programs last year, the International History department announced a new MSc on 20 November, focusing on International and Asian History. Applications for 2020/2021 are now open.  In order to recognise its expertise…

LSE alumnus play in VAULT Festival 2020

LSE alumnus Esohe Uwadiae announced on Tuesday November 19th that her play ‘She Is A Place Called Home’ will be featured in one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world. Uwadiae studied law as an undergraduate at LSE…

Panelists speak on Urdu poet Parveen Shakir

by Thomas Chau On 21 November, LSESU Modern Languages Society hosted a panel event on the work of Urdu poet Parveen Shakir. Her poetry, which centred around the themes of love, social stigma and feminism, as well as the English…

LSESU political societies debate on General Election

by Florit Shoihet Weeks before the UK general election, about 40 LSE students gathered on 20 November to watch a head to head debate between the presidents of three main LSE political societies – Melissa Pittman (Labour Party), Aadil Khan…

LSESU Business and Investment Group wins ‘Impact on Campus’ award

By Jeffrey Wang On Monday, 25 November, LSESU’s Business and Investment Group (BIG) announced that it won the Bright Network’s 2019 award for Impact on Campus. BIG is a product of the merger between LSESU Investment Society and LSESU Business…

KSI spends £1200 at LSE in youtube challenge

by Zoe O’Logbon YouTuber KSI visited LSE’s Centre Building. This was the target for his new YouTube video, “Sidemen Spend £100,000 in 1 hour” published on 11 November.  KSI boasts over 6 million subscribers on YouTube and recently defeated Logan…

LSE Students’ Alliance for Hong Kong takes action on multiple fronts

As the protests in Hong Kong reached a fever pitch, LSE’s related movement, The LSE Student’s Alliance for Hong Kong, stepped up its efforts to amplify the protesters’ message and respond to opposition on campus. The LSE Students Alliance for…

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