As it looks to the future, LSE renews focus on teaching

In LSE’s latest vision for the future of the school, a key idea is familiar, Guest Contributor Scott Carpenter writes As the London School of Economics (LSE) rolls out its 11-year vision for the future of the school, called LSE…

Open Book: Mental Health and… Progress

So that’s it; the term is over and so is this blog. I want to take a moment to reflect on the 8 weeks of stories that Open Book has shared. What purpose has this blog served, if any? Will…

LSE Student Satisfaction Continues To Drop

When discussing LSE, a recurring topic is our shamefully low student satisfaction score, which persists despite our renown international standing. This trend appears to be continuing. Following the release of the National Student Survey (NSS) results yesterday, our student satisfaction…

LSE Needs to Diversify Assessment — Fast

3rd year Economics students have not had an easy time of it. They are the first cohort to have had January exams in both their first and second years, with second year January exams going so badly that all 600…

In Defence of the LSESU

Seventy-Four percent. This figure, published by National Student Survey (NSS), is the London School of Economics & Political Science’s (LSE) student satisfaction rate in 2017. Out of context, this figure seems reasonable, yet relatively, it is appalling. It is the…

LSE Responds to Course Choice Complaints

“We recognise the course selection process can be frustrating, and apologise for this,” an LSE Spokesperson has told The Beaver, in response to ‘Graduate Course Selection Chaos’, published last week. “The School is reviewing the course selection process for both…

Chaos marks postgrad course selection process

Confusion, stress and resignation have marked the start of many postgraduate students’ first few weeks of Michaelmas Term at the LSE. Frustration with various aspects of the Graduate Course Choice (GCC) system has has been the topic of talk amongst…