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LSE pulls most disability exam support: “Having an IEA is already isolating and scary, but it felt like I had been forgotten.”

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. LSE says that a move to largely long-term, online assessments has “removed the need” for individual adjustments for students with disabilities who previously received special assessment procedures, called Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs). A number of…

Guide: What you should know about the LSE response to Coronavirus

The Beaver aims to keep an updated list of all the available information on the LSE response to the COVID-19 pandemic. LSE has an FAQ page with updated information, and the UK government has instructions and help online. Online assessment …

Voting opens for LSESU elections

Voting has opened for this year’s LSESU Lent Term elections amidst uncertainty and lack of engagement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting will remain open until Thursday, with results being announced the same day in the evening. Hustings have been…

LSESU election: Over 25% of SU positions have 0 candidates

With the polls set to open for the LSESU elections on Monday 23rd March, over a quarter of positions have zero candidates. Out of the 26 positions available in the SU election, 7 have no approved candidates, with many being…

LSE to go virtual: no in-person exams, no graduation ceremonies – campus to remain open

LSE has announced in a school-wide statement that it will go virtual for the rest of the academic year in an effort to improve social distancing due to the covid-19 pandemic. The rest of the academic year will take place…

LSESU Pride Alliance launches first sexual health awareness and guidance (SHAG) week

The Pride Alliance (LSESU’s LGBTQ+ society) launches its first SHAG week today,  Monday, March 9th. This week is aimed at treating matters of sexual health and sexual practices for LGBTQ+ students. The initiative came from Amraj Lally, a PhD student…

MISDI postgraduate invents bot to crack boredom and loneliness at LSE

Evgeny Pavlov, a postgraduate student in the Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation course, has invented an LSE-exclusive interface for students to make friends over ‘random coffee’. The LSE Random Coffee Bot utilizes Facebook’s API coupled with Pavlov’s own…

Zulum set to propose a motion to address homelessness

At the upcoming UGM, to be held on 12 March, LSESU Gen Sec Zulum Elumogo will put forward an initiative to tackle homelessness. The goal of the initiative is to make the issue of homelessness a priority both for LSE…

LSE students launch petition for online study until Coronavirus Contained

By Jeffrey Wang and Cindy Ren A Change.org petition made on 5 March is requesting that LSE cancel all on-campus classes and revert to online education until the spread of Coronavirus is under control. The petition, created by ‘JQ’ and…

2U -LSE partnership to expand online Courses

By Cindy Ren Digital education provider 2U and LSE have announced an expansion of their current online learning partnership. This will increase the number of courses that 2U, an educational technology company that offers online degree programs, offers at the…