First-year survival guide

Around a year ago, I was anxiously searching the internet for positive affirmations and reassurances about university. I was moving to a completely new city, all by myself, and wasn’t really sure what to expect. The number of resources out…

A Field Guide to LSE

Browsing the SU shop, one often finds oneself wondering why anyone would want many of the goods that they sell [1]. It is important to bear in mind, however, that the items dispensed by our most revered institution constitute an irreplaceable…

Kinds of racism you’ll face at LSE, by department

If you grew up in a country where the population was predominantly people of colour, LSE can be a white, white world with microaggressions lurking at every corner. In this tongue-in-cheek guide, I’ll take you through the types of racism…

Ella Marshall on mental health, LSE and Freedom of Mind

Ella Marshall is so much more than the “token state school friend” that she’s described herself as.  It was a Sunday outside of term time so campus was eerily quiet when we met. It was also probably the last hot…

Surviving 1st Year: an International students’ survival guide

Welcome to the UK! The land of tea, the Queen, and people who say “How do you do?” in a posh accent while holding an umbrella… Or so you thought!  Already perplexed? Fear not! We’re here to tell you what…

LSE academics join Nobel laureates in quest to explain inequalities

In 2015, the economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case published a paper which claimed to have made a discovery that soon reverberated around the developed world: middle-aged, white Americans were dying at an alarmingly fast rate. Unlike nearly every other…

LSE Fourth in Leading Economics Research Ranking

LSE now ranks fourth in the Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking, behind Harvard University, The University of Chicago and Stanford University. Among these top global universities, LSE is the only non-American university ranking in the top…

“Populism is one of Latin America’s biggest exports” LSE’s new Public Policy head speaks to The Beaver

Andres Velasco is an academic who talks with the ease of a good politician. This should come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. The inaugural dean of the LSE’s new School of Public Policy has split…

LSE Professorship Named After Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

A previous version of this article stated that Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1988. He was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998. This has been corrected. LSE has announced a new academic position in honour…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…