LSESU election: Over 25% of SU positions have 0 candidates

With the polls set to open for the LSESU elections on Monday 23rd March, over a quarter of positions have zero candidates. Out of the 26 positions available in the SU election, 7 have no approved candidates, with many being…

Zulum on his GenSec Legacy

Zulum Elumogo became the LSE Students’ Union’s (SU) first black male General Secretary in Michaelmas of 2018, graduating earlier that year with an undergraduate degree in Social Policy and Government. Winning his second term in March 2019, he is now…

Comment: So You Want to be a Gen Sec?

Outgoing two-time General  Secretary of the LSESU, Zulum Elumogo offers his top 3 tips to aspiring candidates: Be in it to Serve – Being Gen Sec is a fantastic opportunity to serve and support students to maximise their potential at…

Comment: The LSESU election and the Chinese population

被LSE学联忽略的声音 LSE would not exist without its Chinese international students. The Chinese student population is large, and, while the average tuition fee for a domestic and EU student at LSE is £9250, the average tuition fee of an international student…

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…

LSESU appears to break NSS Guidelines

In emails and physical promotions of the National Student Survey (NSS), the LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) appears to interpret a question and highlight its own successes. NSS guidelines ask that promotional material focus on getting students to answer the survey,…

LSESU hosts first UGM of Lent Term

By Ben Crozier and Angbeen Abbas The SU held its Union General Meeting (UGM) last Thursday, 30 January. This UGM did not see any motions discussed or voted, and instead allowed part-time and sabbatical officers to present updates. The officers…

LSE RAG launches event week

LSE’s Raising and Giving (RAG) society are planning their annual RAG Week from 10 to 14 February. It’s a week full of charitable and volunteering events including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Exhibition, a vintage clothes sale for charity, a…

LSE Limelight #7: LSESU Creative Network

“No we weren’t doing enough [to promote individual society initiatives] but now we have the leadership team which came about in November and now we have the resources to give the individual groups the attention they deserve. So we are…

Why the answer to your problems isn’t a Summer Ball

It’s no secret how lonely LSE can be. The Beaver has reported time and time again how mental health is a serious and insufficiently addressed problem on campus. It is because of this that I applaud anyone who tries to…