LSESU clarifies its relationship with NUS

In a recent Tumblr post, written 31 January, LSESU clarified its relationship with the National Union of Students (NUS) in lieu of the financial difficulties NUS is facing. LSESU have clarified that it is not expected to provide additional financial…

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…

Postgraduate Officer Hustings Lowdown

Voting for the station of postgraduate student officer has begun, with hustings for the position taking place on Thursday evening in the Student Union building. The event, which was poorly attended, emphasised themes of mental wellbeing, the lack of postgraduate-oriented…

Faculty Staff To Strike Nationwide Over Pension Dispute

Over the next two months, 61 universities have planned strikes over a UCU pension dispute with Universities UK, whose new pension scheme may leave typical faculty members £10,000 a year worse off. The ‘defined benefit’ pension scheme for faculty members…

Thousands Attend Demonstration for Free Education

Several thousands of students took to the streets of London to demonstrate against the cost of university tuition last Wednesday.  Organised by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the demonstration marched from Malet Street down to Parliament Square…

Tom Harwood Pledges to “Make the NUS Ever So Slightly Less Terrible”

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor Tom Harwood, who ran for NUS delegate on a satirical campaign in which he promised to defeat ISIS through NUS boycotts, has announced that he will be running for NUS President. The 20-year-old Politics student…