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Sexual assault at LSE: What has Hands Off achieved?

By Bora Bayram In light of the recent murder of Sarah Everard, sexual assault and women’s safety are issues that have come to the forefront. At LSE, the voices of those campaigning for better treatment of sexual assault victims on…

An overwhelmed Moodle server, missing emails, and exam stress: January Online Economics Exams

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay  This year’s January exams were radically different from previous years. Although it was not the first time that LSE conducted online exams, the unexpected technical difficulties that happened during them still posed unusual challenges…

‘We don’t like that we’ve had to organise. We were desperate.’ The next fight for student activists

By Jack Beeching In a 2014 piece for the Guardian, the late David Graeber wrote: “If ever a ‘reform’ has been proved an utter failure, the higher educational reforms of 2010 are surely it.” He was writing in support of…

Gaffes, Governance, And Social Media: The Fates of LSE Societies

It’s 3pm on a Wednesday — almost precisely the middle of the week — and a clutch of students are waiting to be admitted into a Zoom call. In a year defined by online schooling, this would be a common…

Breaking: In-person graduation back on for summer 2021

LSE will hold in-person graduation celebrations in summer 2021, the Students’ Union announced in a statement. The move reverses the School’s earlier plans to hold them digitally, which attracted significant controversy and which the SU had promised to fight against.…

Cliteracy Class 9: How to stay calm when everyone else is doing the deed

Guess who’s back? Yes, it’s Miss Pussy Galore, LSE’s second closest thing to Gossip Girl after LSELove (still slightly short in popularity, but we’ll put that aside for now). I’ve been in a year of hibernation but I’m back, baby…

LSE’s poorest students fell behind last year. New exam policies face an urgent task.

LSE’s low-income and working-class students fell behind last year, even as gaps faced by other disadvantaged groups narrowed. With many students completing substantial portions of this year from home, home inequalities have been exacerbated further, putting the spotlight on LSE’s…

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…

What differentiates the Education Officer candidates running in the SU’s election?

The Beaver asked the candidates running for the positions of Education Officer to answer three questions that can help students better understand what each of the candidates stand for and, more importantly, how exactly they plan to achieve what they…

Lights Up on Jo Parker

For this (slightly late) Flipside pride interview, I spoke to second-year International Social and Public Policy with Politics student Jo Parker. Anyone who talks with Jo for long enough notices something special: Jo listens — properly listens — like no…