‘Death to the Tyrants’: International Poetry Festival held at LSE SU

The International Poetry Festival, held by the Institute of Experimental Arts and supported by LSE’s Anthropology Department, took place on Saturday, 9th February. The aim of the festival was to provide insights into the effects of financial crises from poets…

Academics ask: Should we be the London School of Economics OR Political Science?

It was billed as an epic clash between two major disciplines, and despite the odds, an unlikely winner emerged from a packed debate on Tuesday (Feb 12) to resolve a burning question – is Economics or Political Science the more…

LSE Takes On Plastic Waste With New Water Fountain

LSE’s Head of Sustainability claims that the new water fountain, which has been installed on campus as part of the #OneLess campaign, “will enable students… to be part of the solution to our global plastics issue”. Students walking by the…

Chinese New Year at LSE

This year Chinese New Year fell on the 5th of February, with various events surrounding the celebration occurring both at LSE and in the London area. The China Development Society (CDS) put up a stall outside the SU in conjunction…

“Secular” isn’t a dirty word

Why all non-religious LSE societies should be secular 1832: Lewis Carroll is born, Charles Darwin arrives in South America for the first time, the Egyptians seize control of the coastal city of Acre from the Ottoman Empire, and in the…

LSE has not yet signed the Stand Alone Pledge

LSE has not yet signed a Pledge that calls institutions to commit to developing support for estranged students in Higher Education across the UK, despite widespread support from other universities. According to Stand Alone’s data, there are 11 estranged students…

My LSE inferiority complex

State-schooled students still feel out of place at LSE The LSE has reason to boast its accomplishments in getting higher proportions of “disadvantaged” students onto its campus. According to a report by Reform, in the 2016-2017 academic year 68.4% of…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Socialising

Everyone’s mental health is different. No two people experience their environment in the same way, and so the pressures and difficulties we face at LSE are as diverse as the student body itself. This blog explores how people from all…

LSE in Top 10 for hosting most ‘extreme’ speakers report finds

LSE ranks in joint 6th with Manchester Metropolitan and Aston University with 5 events in a  report conducted by The Henry Jackson Society comparing the number of ‘extreme’ speakers that UK universities hosted. SOAS leads with 43 events in the…

LSESU motion for free menstrual products for students

In their latest UGM, LSESU has voted in favour of an initiative to provide free menstrual products for students in the Saw Swee Hock Building. The motion was put forward by SU Women’s Officer Katie Tesseyman and seconded by Aarti…