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LSE Ideas ranked number one university affiliated think Tank

By Angbeen Abbas LSE IDEAS, a think tank affiliated with the London School of Economics, has been ranked as the number one university-affiliated think tank in the world by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). LSE IDEAS is…

LSESU Labour endorses Rebecca Long-Bailey and Dawn Butler

LSESU Labour has chosen its preferred candidates for the upcoming Labour Party election. The two chosen candidates are; Rebecca Long-Bailey, current Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, who was endorsed as Leader with 56,5% of the votes and Dawn Butler,…

Indignation sparked as Home Office denies Visa to Cambridge sociologist

By Eva Fernandez Dr Asiya Islam, an Indian sociologist at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, has been denied permanent residency in the UK after having lived in the country for a decade. Islam graduated from LSE with Distinction in MSc…

Justice for cleaners revived: in-house cleaners say they are “left in the Corridor”

On Tuesday 28 January, LSE cleaners held the floor in the first Justice For LSE Cleaner’s Campaign meeting of the year to discuss persisting discrimination on campus despite being brought in-house in 2017. Cleaners told the room of 50 students…

Church of England partners with LSE Grantham institute to invest in Sustainability

The Church of England Pension Board, which manages over £2.8bn for over 38,000 current and retired clergy and other employees of the Church of England, has launched the Financial Times Stock Exchange Transition Pathway Initiative (FTSE TPI) Climate Transition Index…

Catching up with former Beaver staff Members

The Beaver, LSE’s official newspaper and student publication, has now been around for more than half a decade. Since its creation in 1949, it has seen numerous generations of ambitious student writers and editors join its ranks. Year by year,…

LSE responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

As governments and global health authorities attempt to contain the growing coronavirus outbreak in China and around the world, operational lockdown and a paucity of accurate or timely information on the virus leave some students and academic programs in limbo.…

OfS raises “Access Gap” concerns, names LSE

The Office for Students (OfS) has slammed several UK universities including Imperial College London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, University College London and LSE for having the widest “access gap” between wealthier and poorer students. The OfS, which acts as the regulator…

LSE Alumna appointed to be UK’s first woman ambassador to the US

On Friday 7 February, the UK government announced, in a press release, the appointment of Dame Karen Pierce as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. She will be the first woman to occupy this position and is…

At LSE, Piketty lectures on worldwide inequality

On Thursday, 6 February, LSE alumnus Thomas Piketty, Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics, delivered a speech titled “Capital and Ideology”, named after his latest seminal book. Piketty explained…