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News from within LSE, plus coverage of domestic and international affairs.

“Familiar, Strange & Subject to Change”: LSE’s Sculptures

Image courtesy of Mark Wallinger and Hauser and Wirth  In 2005, LSE’s resident penguin and elephant Tembo made their home on campus from Canada, donated by General Course alumnus Louis Odette. In March 2009, the penguin, barring its flippers, disappeared…

Election Night Surprises: Zulum and Martha Reinstated, Turnout Increases 5%

This article was written by News Staff Writers Zehra Jafree, Amber Iglesia and Lucy Knight. Naveed Kabir opened the LSESU Results Night by reminiscing on his previous year. He said his “highs were seeing close friends vouch for you, believe…

KCL Student Activists Temporarily Blocked From Campus Upon Queen’s Visit

On Tuesday (March 19) around 10 KCL students were temporarily prohibited from using their student ID cards to access KCL entrances and pass through gates. This coincided with a visit from the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, who opened…

More Than Half of Societies Asked Find It Difficult to Work With The Students’ Union

A survey carried out by The Beaver reveals huge discontent with Students’ Union management amongst society heads. Of the fifty-five societies whose leaderships responded to the survey , more than half described working with the SU as “moderately difficult” or…

The People Behind LSELove

Written by Isabella Pojuner, transcribed by Zehra Jafree and edited by Morgan Fairless. Illustration by Amelia Jabry. Along with receiving between 60 to 70 anonymous submissions a day, rescuing lost Oyster cards, bolstering BNOC reputations and fuelling political rivalries, LSELove…

LSE Students Catch Ex-Italian Foreign Minister ‘Red-Handed’

Marco Minniti, former Italian Minister of the Interior, was invited by the LSESU Italian Society to speak at LSE. The event, co-hosted by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, discussed issues of migration and security. Students from LSE, SOAS, King’s…

Hundreds of LSE Students Strike for The Climate

At 11am on Friday 15th March, students from every corner of LSE congregated outside the SU to strike for action on climate change. Joined by students from Imperial College London, UCL, and SOAS, thousands marched to Parliament Square to protest…

Round Two of Hustings: Consent, Community and Inclusivity

Later on Thursday the 14th, candidates running for General Secretary had a chance to participate in hustings for the position, alongside other roles. Four candidates attended the second session of the day, with two candidates absent and another sending apologies.…

Round One of Hustings Sees Low Participation and Common Concerns

By Colette Fogarty and Laura Zampini General Hustings Hustings for 15 different Student Union representative positions occurred at noon on Thursday 14th March, with each candidate giving a speech and answering audience questions. The event was sparsely-attended, with less than…

Students will be refused a student loan if they fail to obtain 3 D’s at A-Level

Ministers around the UK have been preparing to refuse university student loans for those who fail to obtain at least 3 D’s at A-Level. This contributes to recent controversy surrounding student loans and access to education. The reasoning behind this…

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