Exclusive: Minouche Rejects Calls for Climate Emergency

LSE students on climate strike, March 2019. Credit Molly Blackall for 68.

Reputation and the University Experience

Before you’ve even got your LSE ID card, you’ll probably have already joined your newfound classmates in complaining about your stats teacher’s poor standard of English. You’ll be well-versed in sighing at the narrow corridor which shepherds you through the…

LSE Community Calls for a Climate Emergency

Image courtesy of Molly Blackall LSE’s Climate Emergency Collective will be sending a letter to LSE Director Minouche Shafik on 23 September, urging her to declare a climate emergency. The Climate Emergency Collective is a group of academics, staff, and…

As it looks to the future, LSE renews focus on teaching

In LSE’s latest vision for the future of the school, a key idea is familiar, Guest Contributor Scott Carpenter writes As the London School of Economics (LSE) rolls out its 11-year vision for the future of the school, called LSE…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

Dame Minouche exhibits her LSE 2030 strategy at School-Wide Forum

On Friday 2 November, LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik and members of the School Management Committee hosted a town hall addressing LSE’s 2030 Strategy – set to launch in March of next year. This event was the final in a…

Wolfson Foundation Grants LSE £1 million for Redevelopment

The Wolfson Foundation, a charity awarding grants to promote excellence in various academic fields, has awarded LSE £1 million towards its Centre Buildings Redevelopment, part of LSE’s ongoing campus renovation. LSE’s Centre Buildings development will result in a new 15-storey…

The Impossible Problem of the LSESU

Last November I wrote an article for The Beaver, “LSE Students’ Union in Free Fall”, in which I raised concerns over the Students’ Union’s high cost to students, lack of transparency and the dire levels of accountability of the Union…

LSE Director Hosts Second Student Forum

Attendance LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik hosted a second student-only forum on Monday, 5 March. This time, the event advertised free pizza, which may have been a motivation for attendance. More than 100 students attended the event, and – as…