Lucy Knight

executive editor 2020/21

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executive editor 2020/21, bsc politics, she/her

LSESU Elections 2021: General Secretary

It’s election season here at LSE, and aside from voting within all of your societies, the big jobs in the SU are also on the line. General Secretary, or ‘Gen Sec’, is the top representative for LSE’s students. They sit…

Fetch the Bolt Cutters ★★★★★

CW: sexual abuse I was introduced to Fiona Apple’s Fetch The Bolt Cutters in one of the opening weeks of the first lockdown. Trapped in a house I didn’t even live in (as I was staying with friends), my fear…

LSESU launches #SaveOurNursery campaign after campus childcare closed “without warning”

The LSE Students’ Union has launched a campaign to save the campus nursery after LSE closed the only childcare services on campus following claims of financial insecurity. According to a statement released by the LSESU, the Union was informed by…

The quiet radicalism of Cottagecore on TikTok

TikTok has emerged as a popular platform for expression and artistic representation; it didn’t take long for the app to adapt its algorithm to my interests once the pandemic hit. Hours and hours were spent relentlessly scrolling, annoying my friends…

Socially-distanced campus to open in September

LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik announced today via email that LSE’s campus shall open as planned in September, with rules enforcing social distancing and public health. The email states that whilst lectures will remain online over Michaelmas term, classes will…

#BlackLivesMatter resources

This is a working list of resources for #blacklivesmatter – if you have any extra resources you would like to add, DM us on Twitter or Instagram @beaveronline.  Many thanks to Angbeen Abbas, Dylan Stevens, Ashley Masing, Sadia Sheeraz, Colin…

LSE students reveal disparity across departments’ assessment approaches

Additional reporting by Yasmina O’Sullivan. Described as a “weight lifted” by some, and “ridiculously deluded” by others, the move to online exams has widely changed the way both students and staff view the exam period. With exam strategies differing greatly…

LSESU calls for rents to end in postgraduate hall

On Friday 17th April, the LSESU sent a letter to Sanctuary Students, a private student accommodation provider who owns Lilian Knowles house, calling for rent payments to cease. Many postgraduate tenants of Lilian Knowles feel that the demand to pay…

LSESU election: Over 25% of SU positions have 0 candidates

With the polls set to open for the LSESU elections on Monday 23rd March, over a quarter of positions have zero candidates. Out of the 26 positions available in the SU election, 7 have no approved candidates, with many being…

Zulum on his GenSec Legacy

Zulum Elumogo became the LSE Students’ Union’s (SU) first black male General Secretary in Michaelmas of 2018, graduating earlier that year with an undergraduate degree in Social Policy and Government. Winning his second term in March 2019, he is now…