Spiritual Leader Condemned After Calling LSE Student a “Taliban” at LSESU Event

After calling a Muslim student a “Proper Talibani”, Indian spiritual leader and yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev (known popularly as Sadhguru) was condemned on Thursday 4th April by the LSE Students’ Union. This occurred after the event ‘Youth and Truth: Unplug…

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…

LSE Students Succeed in Labour Students Elections

Last Thursday, two second year LSE students were elected to the national student wing of the Labour Party. Rania Ramli, a second year Economics student, was elected National Chair. Angus Reilly, a second year Government and History student, was elected…

International Fees Fixed From 2020

Image: Nona Buckley-Irvine, Gen Sec 2014-2016, courtesy of LSESU On his Instagram story, SU Gen Sec Zulum Elumogo announced that the LSE Council agreed to fix tuition fees for undergraduate international students throughout their study at LSE, regardless of their…

Chinese New Year at LSE

This year Chinese New Year fell on the 5th of February, with various events surrounding the celebration occurring both at LSE and in the London area. The China Development Society (CDS) put up a stall outside the SU in conjunction…

“Secular” isn’t a dirty word

Why all non-religious LSE societies should be secular 1832: Lewis Carroll is born, Charles Darwin arrives in South America for the first time, the Egyptians seize control of the coastal city of Acre from the Ottoman Empire, and in the…

LSESU motion for free menstrual products for students

In their latest UGM, LSESU has voted in favour of an initiative to provide free menstrual products for students in the Saw Swee Hock Building. The motion was put forward by SU Women’s Officer Katie Tesseyman and seconded by Aarti…

The NUS is a sinking ship – let’s escape while we can

The LSE should join the 15 plus universities who have left the NUS due to poor representation. The National Union of Students (NUS) is in dire financial straits. Letters and financial statements leaked in recent weeks have exposed an economic…

Friday night shock: LSESU Halloween Party cancelled after low ticket sales

A trail of ‘horror’ was in store for LSE students who have signed up for what was promoted as one of LSE’s biggest Halloween parties. The event was abruptly cancelled less than two days before the event was planned to…