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LSE student to journey to Antarctica

First-year Environment and Development student Fabian Nilsson was chosen for a 12-day expedition to the Antarctic, set to take place in November of this year.  The expedition will be led by Robert Swan OBE, a famous British Polar Explorer and…

LSESU hosts first UGM of Lent Term

By Ben Crozier and Angbeen Abbas The SU held its Union General Meeting (UGM) last Thursday, 30 January. This UGM did not see any motions discussed or voted, and instead allowed part-time and sabbatical officers to present updates. The officers…

LSE RAG launches event week

LSE’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society are planning their annual RAG Week from 10 to 14 February. It’s a week full of charitable and volunteering events including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Exhibition, a vintage clothes sale for charity, a…

Coronavirus scare at LSE halls was “precautionary measure”, student has been discharged

The Daily Mail has reported that a potential instance of Coronavirus infection has been located at an LSE halls of residence at around 9pm last Wednesday. Accompanying images show two hazmat-clad health workers accompanying a third individual out of the…

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum

LSESU’s CDS to host 2020 China Development Forum The China Development Forum, the flagship event of the China Development Society, the largest SU affiliated society for Chinese students, will be hosted on 8 February 2020. The Forum is held annually…

The Election and the Left: Symposium launches broadsides at Labour leadership.

The Election and the Left, hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme, attracted huge crowds that saw the Old Theatre completely packed on Tuesday, 28 January. The event, part of the Politics in Crisis series, explored the meaning of the Labour…

LSE alumnae nominated for Academy Award

On 13 January, The Edge of Democracy, a film directed and produced by two LSE alumni, was nominated Best Documentary at the 92nd Academy Awards. Director Petra Costa did her masters in Psychological & Behavioural Science at LSE in 2008,…

Beaver garners pair of trophies from largest student media association in the UK

On Saturday, 18 January, The Student Publication Association, the largest student media association in the UK and Ireland, awarded The Beaver Best Development of 2019 and executive editor, Morgan Fairless, Best Student Journalist of the year. “[The Beaver is 70…

As most challenging term begins, LSE expands mental health resources

LSE has committed a further £1 million towards Mental Health provisions by hiring four new full time members of staff – two new counsellors and two mental health advisors. Freedom of Mind LSE and LSESU Community and Wellbeing Officer David…

LSE Department of International Development hosts 2020 Great Development Dialogue

by Angbeen Abbas The Great Development Dialogue, sponsored by the Department of International Development, was held last Friday, 24 January, at the Hong Kong Theatre in Clement House. The dialogue, held annually, seeks to explore pressing issues in the field…