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LSESU Scraps Bursary for Part-Time Officers

In an unprecedented development, the LSESU’s ten part-time officers (PTOs) were left reeling from the news that the £1500 bursary that was advertised as a benefit of their position had been scrapped for the 2017/2018 year, six months after they…

Homage to Catalonia

In Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell’s famous account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, Orwell wrote that “there are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all”. Today, those words…

Police Crackdown after Catalan Constitutional Crisis

More than three hundred people have been injured by police in Catalonia after the national government staged a crackdown on an illegal referendum held by the Spanish region on Sunday. Local citizens have been taking actions to protect polling stations…

Politicians Divided on Uber Ban

Last week Transport For London (TFL) decided not to renew Uber’s licence in London, stating the company is not ‘fit and proper’ to operate due to worries that it is being run ‘unethically’. Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out…

Welcome Week Kicks Off Another Year

Monday, the 18th of September, marked the official beginning of the academic year at the LSE, kicking off ‘Welcome Week’ for the thousands of undergraduate, postgraduate and General Course students studying at the University this year. Campus crowds reached their…

LSE’s First Female Director Begins Term

The LSE’s 16th Director, Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik, better known by her nickname Minouche, began her term on the 1st of September 2017 and has since completed her third week. Dr Shafik is the LSE’s first permanent female Director and was…

TfL faces strong backlash over Uber ban

In an extraordinary move on Friday, Transport for London (TfL) announced its intention to strip Uber – the wildly popular ride-hailing app – of its private hire operator license. For the 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million users Uber boasts in…

LSE Library: Refurbishment We Care About

The Lower Ground floor of the LSE Library was refurbished over the summer, with new tables, desks and seating space added. This refurbishment was conducted with a team of architects alongside Library staff and the Students’ Union, to “provide a…

LSE Sparks Outrage with Failure to Release Exam Results.

By Greg Sproston, Former Executive Editor Contemptuous School Management sends off Graduating Students with Final ‘Fuck You’. In a move very much befitting its shameful position as the single worst British University for student satisfaction, the LSE today failed to…

Emerging Markets Forum Successful Again

by Cameron Ormesher, Undergraduate Student On the 10th-11th March at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London, the eighth annual edition of the LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum took place, complete with its very own Snapchat filter. The EMF is run…

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