Students’ Union blasts proposed exam guidelines as LSE rejects ‘non-detriment’

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. The Students’ Union has blasted LSE’s proposed guidelines for exam boards in the upcoming assessment window, saying “we are deeply disappointed that SMC has decided not to move towards a no-detriment policy.” Responding to an…

Keeping Student Activism Alive

Written by Miranda Imperial As a one year Master’s student, my time at LSE has been short. My experience of the university cannot be compared to that of undergraduates. I know I cannot hope to be as familiar with the…

The Systemic Problem of Mental Health at Universities

UK universities have a mental health problem, and LSE is no exception. With student satisfaction below 80%, and 43% of students citing a need for improvements to the counselling service, there’s clearly work to do. But working out exactly what…

Re-shuffling the Students’ Union

Over the summer, the LSESU broke up a 10-year staff-sharing arrangement with Arts SU, which has meant a complete overhaul of the Union’s staff structure. The LSE SU has promoted this move as a “new start as an independent organization”.…

We need to scrap elections to save the SU

LSE has a problem. Our students’ union doesn’t represent the wider student community. While the majority of students are women, 75% of sabbatical officers are men, and every GenSec elected while I have been a student at LSE has been…

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…

Editorial: On the Decline in Turnout

Another season of LSESU Lent Term Elections is behind us. Congratulations to all the winners, and commiserations to all the losers. It takes great courage to put yourself out there, and I promise you that this is a valuable experience—nothing…

Reflections on the LSESU

The LSE SU has its problems. Of course it does – struggling with low turnout and difficulty to engage students is a big problem. And of course it’s worth taking the time to discuss what the future of our Students’…

LSE Students’ Union in Free-Fall

The LSE Students’ Union, soon to celebrate their 120th anniversary, claim on their website to be “run by LSE students, for LSE students”. However this is rarely the perception of the students they purport to represent. Whether it is the…

Update from your Education Officer

Hi, I’m Esohe and I am your Education Officer. I am one of the four full time sabbatical officers. I was elected to represent your academic interests, which means I lead on improving the teaching and learning happening at LSE.…