Comment: What Next? The start of LSE’s Mental Health Journey

On Monday 24th October, Freedom of Mind LSE’s UGM motion to improve mental health support at LSE passed with 434 votes in favour. The motion sits in a wider movement of mental health-related campaigns that are a serious cause for…

Comment: So You Want to be a Gen Sec?

Outgoing two-time General  Secretary of the LSESU, Zulum Elumogo offers his top 3 tips to aspiring candidates: Be in it to Serve – Being Gen Sec is a fantastic opportunity to serve and support students to maximise their potential at…

Comment: Lobbying the Student Counselling Service is the wrong priority, perhaps harmful

I don’t think that it should be news to anyone that LSE has a serious problem with mental health. As the recent UGM notes, the culture at LSE is liable to contribute to the deterioration of students’ mental health. This…

What next for student wellbeing at LSE?

LSESU Support Map LSE is set to unveil its Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework next week, as part of its London Wellbeing Week. The framework, reportedly based on the Students’ Union (SU) Wellbeing consultation of last year, sets out the…

Zulum set to propose a motion to address homelessness

At the upcoming UGM, to be held on 12 March, LSESU Gen Sec Zulum Elumogo will put forward an initiative to tackle homelessness. The goal of the initiative is to make the issue of homelessness a priority both for LSE…

Comment: Respect LSE’s democratic vote to ban beef

Banning beef was a democratic vote. Respect it, or otherwise seek to oppose it through democratic means. The recent so-called “beef ban” has raised concerns among sections of the student population about a “woke clique” imposing its views on the…

3 UGM motions pass: mental health, beef ban, and drug policy reform

By Angbeen Abbas and Benjamin Crozier The three motions presented on Thursday 30 February at this term’s second UGM have passed. Students voted largely in favour of  improving mental health provisions at LSE (464 votes in favour), banning beef on…

LSESU hosts first UGM of Lent Term

By Ben Crozier and Angbeen Abbas The SU held its Union General Meeting (UGM) last Thursday, 30 January. This UGM did not see any motions discussed or voted, and instead allowed part-time and sabbatical officers to present updates. The officers…

LSE Summer Ball date announced

After two years of student campaigning, LSESU announced that the school will be holding its first-ever Summer Ball on Saturday, 13 June, 2020. The Union released this information through a Facebook post on Wednesday, 11 December.  William Stein, a first-year…

In two UGM motions, students call for improved sexual violence support, declare climate emergency

This week, the LSE Student body brought forward and passed two motions in a Union General Meeting. Students approved a motion calling for LSE to improve its sexual harassment and abuse support provision and also declared a climate and ecological…