LSE Opts Out of TEF Re-Classification This Year After Being Awarded Bronze

The London School of Economics has decided not to re-enter the teaching excellence framework (TEF) this year after being awarded the lowest grade of the podium, a Bronze, last year. The decision has been confirmed to The Beaver by a…

LSE Sees Increase in First-Class Degrees Awarded

The London School of Economics has seen a 6.7 percent increase in the percentage of graduates receiving first class honours over the past five years, according to a report published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. 28.9 percent of LSE…

LSE to award new PhD Studentships

The London School of Economics is offering new Ph.D. Studentships for 2018 entries. The School is ready to hand out a minimum of three scholarships to those students whose Ph.D., regardless of the Department, addresses ‘The Challenge of Escalating Inequalities’.…

“Disorganised” Examination Disappoints Econometrics Students

EC220 and EC221 students are vocalising their frustration over a reportedly “disorganised” and “unfair” economics examination held on January 4th. At least thirty-five students have taken to the department’s Moodle page to complain that their exam was “inefficiently conducted” and…

Why I’m Leaving LSE- The Rant I Needed to Have

So, after having read the insightful article by Athina Khalid, I decided that it was time to tell my story as a British student who has decided to leave the LSE. I applied to the School (as did the vast…

Beveridge 2.0 launch leaves the most important things unsaid

The ‘Beveridge 2.0 – Rethinking the Welfare State’ event on November 28th was billed as the kick-off for a year long, University wide discussion on the future of the welfare state to mark the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report.…

Why I’m Leaving the LSE: Part B Editor Speaks

When I heard back from the LSE, I spent the day researching the school, looking at international rankings for my field, acceptance rates, and delving into the depths of YouTube to find videos that might provide an insight into life…

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…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

Bankside Laundry Malfunctions Draw Criticism

Laundry has been a continuous  source of distress for residents at Bankside House. Since the start of Michaelmas Term, the operating system and the dryers have malfunctioned at different times. At a time which LSE is having issues with student…