Mariam Dawood on maintaining the ideal work-life balance

Mariam does it all: on top of being a part-time Masters’ student in the Department of International Relations, she is also a Labour Councillor for Manor Park, Newham and the co-founder of a new student-led IR magazine Gaze. Before coming…

Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey go AWOL at LSE London Mayoral Hustings

In moves reminiscent of Boris Johnson’s strategy during the 2019 Tory leadership contest, the London mayoral hustings held at LSE on 13 February  were marked by the absence of both incumbent London mayor and 2020 Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, and…

One third of LSE Economics exams have errors, other departments close behind

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed potential concerns over a high rate of mistakes in exams given to LSE students. Whilst the average error rate of all departments is 7%, some departments have a significantly higher…

LSE ramps up sexual violence support provisions with 36 new safe Contacts

LSE appears to be increasing its provision of support for survivors and announced the recruitment of 36 new safe contacts, a significant increase from last year’s 7. Campaigning over the issue by groups such as Hands Off LSE and pressures…

Eugenics is having a moment: what’s LSE got to do with it?

The intellectual foundations of eugenics were generated in British academia. LSE was founded by eugenicists. What is eugenics? Put simply, eugenics is applying the concept of selective breeding to humans. People with ‘desirable’ traits are encouraged to reproduce while people…

The Beverage Report Ep 1: Darling’s brilliance is a relic of Labour’s past ★★★★

Marking the launch of the LSE Economics Department podcast, Matthew Bradbury’s interview with Labour’s ex-chancellor Alistair Darling was insightful, informative, and solemn. Listening to Darling gave me an acute nostalgia for my primary school days where we would gather objects…

LSE launches first Sustainability Consultation

On Tuesday, 18 February, LSE’s Sustainability Team launched its first Sustainability Consultation. The event featured LSE Director Minouche Shafik, LSE’s Environment and Ethics Student Officer Saskia Marie, Professors Nicholas Stern, and Sam Fankhauser, Director of the Grantham Research Institute’s Centre…

Comment: Let’s get Nigel his knighthood now

The time has come to officially recognise Farage’s mammoth contribution to contemporary UK politics. Initially, I intended to propose that not even a knighthood would be a sufficient accolade to match the achievements of this titan of British politics. Time…

Why doesn’t LSE give us updates about police presence on campus?

On 11 February, there was a heightened police presence on campus. On the ground floor of the Students’ Union, officers swarmed two Romanian women accused of stealing phones from students at the Denning Learning Café. They conducted routine immigration checks…

Justice for cleaners revived: in-house cleaners say they are “left in the Corridor”

On Tuesday 28 January, LSE cleaners held the floor in the first Justice For LSE Cleaner’s Campaign meeting of the year to discuss persisting discrimination on campus despite being brought in-house in 2017. Cleaners told the room of 50 students…