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…

Campus Is Abuzz With Exams Talk As LSE Clarifies Its Assessment Regulations

The LSE has announced that first-year undergraduate students will have access to in-year exam resists for the first time in 2019. This week saw the long-anticipated release of the LSE exam timetable for summer 2019. The full timetable of exams…

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…

LSESU Michaelmas Elections: Will They Buck The Trend Of Declining Voter Participation?

Voting begins for the LSESU Michaelmas term elections on Friday 26th October, with this year’s batch of nominated candidates duking it out for the 14 positions up for grabs this term. These range from an opening for a Disabled Students’…

LSEAU ‘Unwelcome’ Party

“Shambles”, “utter disgrace” and “worst event I’ve ever been to” were just a few of the comments made after Wednesday’s AU welcome party.   What happened? After being a heavily publicised and sold-out event, the AU welcome party  ended early…

The Beaver is looking for contributors to its annual Black History Month special issue

Each year the LSE community and the Beaver mark Black History Month, celebrated in the UK each October since 1987, with a commemorative issue noting the historical and current achievements of the global black community. This year will be no…

“Indifference” Wins the LSESU MT Elections

A sparsely-attended hustings event on Wednesday October 18th kicked off the final stages of the LSE Student Union’s Michaelmas Term election cycle, which has seen 50 candidates come forward for 11 separate posts across the SU.  An estimated 20 individuals…

Mischief Managed; RON prevails!

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor.  We’ve just seen the conclusion of one of the most important nights in the LSE SU’s calendar – Election Results night – which took place at the SSH Venue. But more importantly, we’ve probably witnessed…

Barclays vs RAG ; Is the LSE SU placing corporate interests above student interests?

By Taryana Odayar, Executive Editor. Whilst the majority consensus is that this year’s RAG week was hugely successful, it was not without its ups and downs. One such complication occurred during the RAG Street Festival on Thursday 28th  January, when…