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.…

Cleaners to be brought In-House on Unequal Terms

Some cleaners at the LSE have expressed their concern over the terms of their upcoming transfer in-house from outsourcing company Noonan, agreed upon after a 10-month-long campaign and week-long strike led by cleaners of the United Voices of the World…

Cross Country Chaos

LSE Athletes Leave Opponents Stuck in the Mud… The 2018 BUCS Cross-Country Championships lit up Lent Term. LSE sent its biggest ever team of 22 runners to compete alongside the most elite athletes that the country has to offer on…

LSE Staff Members Decide Not To Support UCU Strikes

Only 46.3% of LSE staff voted to go on strike on the 16th February. The LSE will therefore not be participating in the University and College Union (UCU) strikes that academics and staff at 61 universities nationwide including Oxford, Cambridge…

Petition on LSE Summer Ball Receives 600+ Signatures

A petition to launch an LSE-wide Summer Ball to take place after exams each year was launched two weeks ago and has since acquired 615 signatures. The proposed ball, open to all students, faculty and alumni would be in “a…

LSE Labour’s response to ‘The poverty of labels’

I would like to start this article by thanking the author for his brave but misguided article. As a community it is imperative that we encourage and facilitate the communication of these opinions regardless of how hurtful and misinformed they…

Faculty Staff To Strike Nationwide Over Pension Dispute

Over the next two months, 61 universities have planned strikes over a UCU pension dispute with Universities UK, whose new pension scheme may leave typical faculty members £10,000 a year worse off. The ‘defined benefit’ pension scheme for faculty members…

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’.…