Geography and Environment Society endorses Will Stein for Gen Sec

Will Stein: the man, the myth, the legend. Have you heard the whispers? That he has put more time into improving Student Satisfaction than pursuing his degree? That he birthed the campaign idea for the Summer Ball motion, a platform…

Islamic Society endorses Zulum Elumogo for Gen Sec

The Islamic Society, has decided to endorse Zulum Elumogo as he has been an invaluable supporter of our society during his time as General Secretary and has built a strong relationship with the committee and members alike. Throughout the year…

Round Two of Hustings: Consent, Community and Inclusivity

Later on Thursday the 14th, candidates running for General Secretary had a chance to participate in hustings for the position, alongside other roles. Four candidates attended the second session of the day, with two candidates absent and another sending apologies.…

Round One of Hustings Sees Low Participation and Common Concerns

By Colette Fogarty and Laura Zampini General Hustings Hustings for 15 different Student Union representative positions occurred at noon on Thursday 14th March, with each candidate giving a speech and answering audience questions. The event was sparsely-attended, with less than…

Michaelmas Term SU Election Results

Yesterday the results of this term’s SU elections were announced. The SU predict that this year’s election broke SU turnout records (more to follow this Friday), despite low turnout from some of the candidates at hustings last week. Voting began…

The Impossible Problem of the LSESU

Last November I wrote an article for The Beaver, “LSE Students’ Union in Free Fall”, in which I raised concerns over the Students’ Union’s high cost to students, lack of transparency and the dire levels of accountability of the Union…

Fight Night

Following his convincing win in Thursday’s student elections, a less-than-reticent Naveed Kabir, the LSE’s new Activities and Development Officer, announced in his acceptance speech that: “I’m not grateful for the victory because we deserved it”. After a strong campaign and…

Low Election Turnout Concludes a Year of Low Engagement

Last Thursday (8 March) on elections result night, the LSESU announced the election of fourteen candidates as new full and part-time officers, and eighteen candidates for committee positions. Sabbatical Officers Four full-time Sabbatical officers were elected: Zulum Elumogo as General…

Self-identification and the question of representation

In politics there is an on-going debate about whether you need to be from a particular community to represent that group’s interests. However, the purpose of the community representation roles within the LSE SU is to ensure that someone from…

MT Elections: “Most Exciting in LSESU History”

The results for the Michaelmas Term elections were announced by the LSE Student Union (LSESU) as reading week began. After receiving almost 8600 votes for 11 different positions, the LSESU celebrates the results as “one of the most exciting Michaelmas…