Student Mental Health Service Under Pressure

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed possible underfunding at the LSE Student Counselling Service. From the academic years 2010/11 to 2016/17, the number of students seeking individual counselling sessions each year rose from 462 to 801.…

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…

Working Class Diary: LSE Students Share Their Stories

Current students shed light on their experiences of arriving at the LSE from a working class background My class identity has been central to my time at LSE. Backhanded comments, often never said in good faith, are a daily occurance.…

The SU, Alice Weidel, and the smell of censorship

Thursday, 8th March, saw one of the most disappointing turnouts in recent SU elections. The Beaver reports that ‘just under 20% of the LSE’s student population’ voted to elect the new General Secretary. It seems, though, that somewhere at the…

Alice Weidel Event Cancelled Over Protests

The LSESU has cancelled an event hosted by the LSESU Ethical Finance Society after controversy among the student body.  The society invited German parliamentarian Dr. Alice Weidel, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and controversial public figure, to…

Low Election Turnout Concludes a Year of Low Engagement

Last Thursday (8 March) on elections result night, the LSESU announced the election of fourteen candidates as new full and part-time officers, and eighteen candidates for committee positions. Sabbatical Officers Four full-time Sabbatical officers were elected: Zulum Elumogo as General…

The Many Colours of Snow: An Immigrant Experience

First, snow was colourless – a seemingly impossible pigment of the imagination, rising in aimless reverie as the mind remarked upon the waxing nights and waning days through double-glazed windows. The immigrant, before s/he departs to become one, is bestowed…

May must accept the European Research Group’s Brexit ransom demands

In 1212 the English Barons first raised their concerns to King John regarding his dealings with a European power. In a similar move last Wednesday, 62 Eurosceptic MPs, led by the European Research Group’s (ERG) head, Jacob Rees-Mogg, signed a…

General Secretary Campaigns Kick-off at Hustings

Hustings The initial hustings for the LSESU Lent Term Elections saw General Secretary candidates Zulum Elumogo and Waleed Malik give their first candidate speeches of the electoral cycle. The hustings were held on Wednesday, 28 February. Discounting our three representatives,…

Of Huskies and Hustings

The Wednesday just passed will surely go down as one to remember. The NAB was witness to severe iciness, embarrassing slips and a coldness not usually present at the LSE. Of course, hustings had begun for the upcoming Student Elections.…