Comment: So You Want to be a Gen Sec?

Outgoing two-time General  Secretary of the LSESU, Zulum Elumogo offers his top 3 tips to aspiring candidates: Be in it to Serve – Being Gen Sec is a fantastic opportunity to serve and support students to maximise their potential at…

Comment: The LSESU election and the Chinese population

被LSE学联忽略的声音 LSE would not exist without its Chinese international students. The Chinese student population is large, and, while the average tuition fee for a domestic and EU student at LSE is £9250, the average tuition fee of an international student…

LSESU student elections results are in

By Elena Christaki-Hedrick and Thomas Chau Last night, LSESU announced the results of Michaelmas Term elections. The following students were elected as the 2019/2020 representatives: Nico Robben – General Course President Nancy Luo, Sharif Kazemi – Democracy Committee  Cion Choi…

LSE Students Succeed in Labour Students Elections

Last Thursday, two second year LSE students were elected to the national student wing of the Labour Party. Rania Ramli, a second year Economics student, was elected National Chair. Angus Reilly, a second year Government and History student, was elected…

Hall Elections See Low Candidate Turnout

Every year as LSE students finish settling into their new accommodations and make their hall home, each hall holds committee elections in late October. Representative of the strong sense of community many students report having in their halls, committee members…

LSESU Michaelmas Elections: Will They Buck The Trend Of Declining Voter Participation?

Voting begins for the LSESU Michaelmas term elections on Friday 26th October, with this year’s batch of nominated candidates duking it out for the 14 positions up for grabs this term. These range from an opening for a Disabled Students’…

Editorial: On the Decline in Turnout

Another season of LSESU Lent Term Elections is behind us. Congratulations to all the winners, and commiserations to all the losers. It takes great courage to put yourself out there, and I promise you that this is a valuable experience—nothing…

Someone Like You: How Big Should Big Data Get?

Deputy Features Editor Kyi Yeung Goh analyses the increasing role that ‘big data’ plays in public life, and the trade-off between certainty and free choice Living with uncertainty is often uncomfortable. It is no surprise then that we would invest…

Czech Legislative Elections: Billionaire to be Prime Minister

Andrej Babiš, founder and leader of the right-wing populist ANO (“yes”) party and media tycoon, could claim most votes at the legislative elections in Czech Republic last Friday and Saturday. The party scored around 30 % at a turnout of about…

“Indifference” Wins the LSESU MT Elections

A sparsely-attended hustings event on Wednesday October 18th kicked off the final stages of the LSE Student Union’s Michaelmas Term election cycle, which has seen 50 candidates come forward for 11 separate posts across the SU.  An estimated 20 individuals…