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Grimshaw Speakers #12: Evening Conversation with Robert Vitalis

In our most recent event we were joined by Robert Vitalis, a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “White World Order, Black Black Power Politics: the birth of American International Relations”. We discussed his most recent book…

Pride #2: Being LGBTQ+ at LSE, with Thiago Pontes

“I just don’t want any student to feel the way I felt, isolated or marginalised, and that’s what moves me. I want LGBTQ+ students to, when they look into universities, consider LSE because it will be the best place for…

Committing to improving the experiences of black students: The story behind the failed LSESU motion

On November 12th, Faiso Kadiye and Sabir Abdullahi, two LSE undergraduate students,  proposed a motion to the LSE Student Union General Assembly: “Should LSESU lobby LSE to commit to improving the experiences of black students at the university?” The way…

LSE Limelight #23: Being LGBTQ+ at LSE, with Thiago Pontes

“ I just don’t want any student to feel the way I felt, isolated or marginalised, and that’s what moves me. I want LGBTQ+ students to, when they look into universities, consider LSE because it will be the best place…

Running a society has become a full-time job during Covid-19 pandemic

The new academic year is off to a very unconventional start. With lectures moving online and in-person classes taking place under strict social distancing measures, there are very little certainties to hold on to as the year begins. Student activities…

LSE Limelight #20: Anti-racism student movements

“I thought it would be really interesting to look into what exactly is a student movement, what exactly does it achieve, why students decide to use occupation as a form of protest.” – Eileen Gbagbo, third-year International Relations student at…

Crossing the Globe #8: Covid-19 Returning home to the US

“I felt like [London]was kind of a home away from home. I was expecting to have to 2 or 3 months left and that’s the hardest thing. I felt like there wasn’t enough closure.” As we face a global pandemic,…

Crossing the Globe #7: Covid-19 Returning home to Morocco

“Yes it’s not ideal but what this quarantine life has taught me is… just adapting and being grateful for what you have.” In this episode, we’re talking to Safuoa Berady, a first-year International Relations student who flew back to Morocco…

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…

LSE Limelight #13: Refugee Week

“We are [also] focusing on refugees and asylum seekers in detention centres in the UK, and we are doing this because this is an issue that so many people don’t know much about. The UK is the only country that…