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Forum with Director

On Monday the 6th LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik held the first student-only forum of the academic year. Held at The Venue, the event was marked by an overall relaxed atmosphere. Attendance was not large – around 80 undergrads and…

Poppy Popularity Hard to Measure

There were mixed feelings on campus last week, as some students proudly wore poppies on their lapels while others held back from buying them altogether. Even LSE’s Director, Minouche Shafik, reportedly went without a poppy during a one-on-one event with…

sQuid Card Use Continues to be a Problem

Access to sQuid Loyalty Rewards is slowly being rolled out to the student body after weeks of system errors. Students are being contacted in waves so they can download their loyalty balance at the single working terminal in the cafeteria…

Controversially Removed PTO Bursaries to be Reinstated

The bursary for the Part Time Officers (PTOs) of the Students’ Union, which was controversially recalled after elections last year, has been reinstated for the 2017/18 academic year following a meeting on Wednesday 8th November. PTOs are students representing different…

Students Demonstrate at LSE for “Justice for Daniel”

The ‘Justice for Daniel’ campaign held a demonstration outside the New Academic Building on Monday night last week to raise awareness about the case of Daniel, a cleaner at LSE who has repeatedly faced homophobic abuse from colleagues on campus.…

Gordon Brown’s Speech at LSE Well-Received

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown came to the LSE on Wednesday 8th November, delivering a candid and anecdotal speech about his life in politics in front of a packed crowd in the Old Theatre. A lively Q&A session resulted in…

“Future of Pakistan” Event: Lack of Transparency Draws Criticism

The ‘Future of Pakistan’ event held on Saturday 4th November has caused a stir among disgruntled students for last minute ticket cancellations, and alleged preferential ticket allocation both for the event, and the keynote speech by the Prime Minister of…

Democrats Gain From Trump’s Unpopularity In US Elections

A year after his election, Donald Trump and his political project has been hit with a major set-back after Democrats won resounding victories in races across the country, which if repeated next year could mean the Republican’s will lose control…

BREAKING: JANUARY EXAMS TO BE HELD ON A WEEKEND

The Week 0 exam dates will reportedly begin on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, a day later than originally advertised to students, to allow students an extra day to travel back to London after the Christmas break. This means that exams…

A Millennial Railcard? Every Relief is Welcome

It is no secret that for us millennials, life in the capital has become increasingly difficult. Gone are the days when rent in London was affordable, accommodation was spacious and transport was cheap. And it gets even more expensive when…