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Nominations Open for LSESU MT Elections

Nominations for the MT LSESU Elections open today at 10am. Those looking to run for a position will have until 17 October to nominate themselves, with hustings set to take place the week after, on 23 October. Open positions include…

The Consent Collective teaches LSE ‘How to be good in bed!’

The games is afoot, photo credit Yasmina O’Sullivan On 23 and 26 September, the Old Theatre was filled with laughter, overt innuendos, and interrupting sound effects. Shockingly this was not Alan Manning’s EC100 lecture, it was the Consent Collective’s flagship…

Distracted cooking causes fire alarm in the SU

By Laura Zampini Earlier today a fire alarm caused a few minutes of disruption for students and staff in the SU Building. According to an LSE spokesperson, the fire alarm, which led to the evacuation of all 6 floors of…

LSE Community Calls for a Climate Emergency

Image courtesy of Molly Blackall LSE’s Climate Emergency Collective will be sending a letter to LSE Director Minouche Shafik on 23 September, urging her to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Collective is a group of academics, staff, and…

International students rejoice as government announces visa extension

The Higher Education community has welcomed a move by the UK government to revert back to pre-2012 rules that ensure international students commencing a course next year will be able to stay in the country for two years to look…

LSE SU shop staff start campaign after cuts in pay and work hours.

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless Student workers at the LSE shop have begun a campaign aimed to restore their working hours and conditions after cuts and restructuring. Under new management, students have lost significant working hours as Catering staff and…

LSE unveils new Inclusive Education Action Plan

LSE has recently unveiled its new Inclusive Education Action Plan, set to go into effect in the 2019/20 academic year. Building on the LSE 2030 Strategy, the 5-year action plan aims to close the Black and Asian attainment gap (relative…

Grade Inflation Could Burst Results Day Happiness

If the epic Cricket World Cup and Wimbledon finals being on at the same time tonight weren’t stressful enough, results day is tomorrow. Worries that these marks will be less-than-favourable have come to the fore. This comes from new government…

7% Increase in Student Satisfaction Marks NSS Win for LSE

LSE has increased student satisfaction levels following five years of disappointing results , according to the newly released 2019 National Student Survey (NSS). Overall student satisfaction rose by 7%, reaching a new score of 78%.  Student satisfaction is largely measured…

The Centre Building: Light, Collaborative and Finally Open

Additional reporting by Scott Carpenter. Images with gratitude and credit to Nigel Stead. The Beaver was invited to visit the CBR ahead of its opening to Summer School attendees on the 17th of June. Gabija Bingelyte, the Project Manager for…

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