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Conservative speaker at Undergraduate Political Review elicits uproar and reflection

Outcry ensued on social media following news that the Undergraduate Political Review (UPR) invited right-leaning LSE alum, Professor Eric Kaufmann, to speak on academic freedom at this year’s conference held on 18 February.  While the event typically highlights the work…

LSE to hold LSE Festival 2020

LSE will be holding the LSE Festival 2020, an annual series of talks and panel discussions held by the university that focuses on social and political issues, through the lens of the social sciences. The festival is set to take…

One third of LSE Economics exams have errors, other departments close behind

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed potential concerns over a high rate of mistakes in exams given to LSE students. Whilst the average error rate of all departments is 7%, some departments have a significantly higher…

LSE: Tier 4 students cannot legally attend Spring Weeks

LSE students holding Tier 4 student visas will fall into legal jeopardy if they attend Spring Week schemes, the Student Services Centre (SSC) has warned. In an internal memo sent to department managers on 25 February and obtained by The…

LSE ramps up sexual violence support provisions with 36 new safe Contacts

LSE appears to be increasing its provision of support for survivors and announced the recruitment of 36 new safe contacts, a significant increase from last year’s 7. Campaigning over the issue by groups such as Hands Off LSE and pressures…

Marine Society launch Blue New Deal

By Mary Ma On Thursday, February 20th, LSESU Marine Society held its Blue New Deal launch event. The event was aimed at discussing potential solutions for current marine issues and is a part of the greater Blue New Deal Project.…

LSE launches first Sustainability Consultation

On Tuesday, 18 February, LSE’s Sustainability Team launched its first Sustainability Consultation. The event featured LSE Director Minouche Shafik, LSE’s Environment and Ethics Student Officer Saskia Marie, Professors Nicholas Stern, and Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute’s Centre…

3 UGM motions pass: mental health, beef ban, and drug policy reform

By Angbeen Abbas and Benjamin Crozier The three motions presented on Thursday 30 February at this term’s second UGM have passed. Students voted largely in favour of  improving mental health provisions at LSE (464 votes in favour), banning beef on…

LSESU Marine Society launches Blue New Deal

By Cindy Ren On Thursday, February 20th, LSESU Marine Society held its Blue New Deal launch event. The event was aimed at discussing potential solutions for current marine issues and is a part of the greater Blue New Deal Project.…

LSESU appears to break NSS Guidelines

In emails and physical promotions of the National Student Survey (NSS), the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) appears to interpret a question and highlight its own successes. NSS guidelines ask that promotional material focus on getting students to answer the survey,…