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Campus Is Abuzz With Exams Talk As LSE Clarifies Its Assessment Regulations

The LSE has announced that first-year undergraduate students will have access to in-year exam resists for the first time in 2019. This week saw the long-anticipated release of the LSE exam timetable for summer 2019. The full timetable of exams…

SU Elections Candidates Face Allegations of Rule Violations

Several allegations of campaign misconduct ahead of the official campaigning period has put into question the viability of a short campaigning period. Two candidates, William Stein and Zulum Elumogo are reported to have began lobbying societies for endorsements. Allegations against…

An invasion of privacy? Lawless laundry practices at Bankside House

On Sunday 3rd March, one Bankside House resident discovered another resident looking through her laundry. As nothing was actually stolen (she walked in whilst the event was occurring), reception were unable take any action. This was met with some outcry:…

LSE Festival’s art(sy) moment

This year the LSE Festival will run from the 25th of February to the 2nd of March. The theme, New World (Dis)orders, is meant to tackle the questions “how did we get here, what are the challenges, and most importantly…

Former LSE scholar David Held passes away at 68

Professor David Held, previous Graham Wallas chair of Political Science and co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, was taken ill to the hospital and passed away on 2 March 2019 at the age…

UCL Holds Referendum to Ban Smoking on Campus

Following campus smoking bans at King’s in 2016 and Imperial in 2017, UCL has held a referendum to ban smoking on campus. The referendum, which closed Friday, ended in favour of the ban, with 65% of voters in favour of…

LSE Tops the Charts Once Again

The LSE celebrates as it has been ranked second in the world in social science and management subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. This means this has now been the case for the seventh consecutive year.…

Only a quarter of students rapes are reported, survey reveals

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence, rape and assault Only around 25% of students who have been raped go onto report it to the police, a new survey suggests. In the survey, run by sexual health charity Brook, nearly half (49%) of…

National levels of mental illness amongst universities urge a “call to action”

This week, results from a nationwide survey on student mental health uncovered the “alarmingly high” levels of distress and mental illness on our campuses. The survey of 37,500 students found that record numbers of students are reported to have increased…

Mass Macarena Shuts Down Piccadilly Circus

On International Women’s Day, thousands of people took to the streets of London as part of the Women’s Strike. The event, organised by Women’s Assembly, called for an end to sexism worldwide, particularly shining a light on women’s unpaid and…

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