The Consent Collective teaches LSE ‘How to be good in bed!’

The games is afoot, photo credit Yasmina O’Sullivan On 23 and 26 September, the Old Theatre was filled with laughter, overt innuendos, and interrupting sound effects. Shockingly this was not Alan Manning’s EC100 lecture, it was the Consent Collective’s flagship…

If not the SU, then who? Supporting the victims of sexual violence

Compared to other universities, LSE’s support mechanisms for victims of sexual violence are shambolic. While Oxford has a specialised support service with permanent staff, LSE has one sexual violence counsellor who visits once a month, they will only see female…

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…

LSE agrees to implement ‘mandatory’ consent workshops

In a positive turn of events, LSE have agreed to include consent talks as an “integral” part of Welcome Week from the 2019/20 academic year onwards. The format and content of these talks has not been finalised however they will…

LSE Puts Consent on the Backburner

LSE has ended face-to-face consent training for all students after it refused a Student Union request to fund the scheme. During the 17/18 academic year, any student could attend consent training workshops. Now LSE has stripped its consent education down…

LSE does #March4Women

In an effort to raise awareness on campus about consent and sexual harassment, LSE and the Student’s Union have collaborated together and have launched the Consent Campaign this year. Our 5 Consent Champions, in collaboration with other important actors such…

Waving Goodbye?

Margaret Atwood and Germaine Greer, two prominent feminists, have recently taken flack for their comments on the #MeToo movement. Margaret Atwood has defended due process in the legal system, claimed the movement is being dominated by extremists, and has led…

LSE Societies Refuse To Organise For Women’s March

On the 21st of January, the anniversary of Trump’s first day as US President, thousands convened on Richmond Terrace near Downing Street in London to protest “gender-based violence, sexual harassment and abuse”. In attendance at were speakers such as Helen…

LSE Celebrates its First Consent Week

LSESU Consent Week 2017 kicked off last Monday and was devoted to initiatives aimed at creating a consent culture on campus, an effort to, “where all students feel safe in their Union”, as described in a statement by the SU…

LSESU Consent Workshop Coincides with Viral #MeToo Campaign

LSESU workshops on Consent began last week. ‘Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention’ – an interactive online course followed by a workshop – is open to every LSE student.  The workshops focus on the complex issue of consent and…