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Breaking: LSE cancels in-person graduation ceremonies

LSE has become the latest UK university to cancel in-person graduation ceremonies, saying that the School “[does] not believe that large-scale campus events will be possible for the foreseeable future” in an email to 2021 graduands and 2020 graduates. In-person…

Editorial: Russell Group student newspapers for no-detriment policy

As the editors of Russell Group student newspapers, we are writing collectively to request a reversal of the Russell Group’s statement, 7 January 2020, ‘on ensuring fair assessment and protecting the integrity of degrees.’ As editors, not only are we…

Inside the LSE Rent Strike

Reporting by Jack Beeching Across the country, students are angry. Having been encouraged to move into university accommodation with promises of ‘hybrid’ teaching and a relatively uncompromised experience, they have instead found themselves in cramped halls with lacklustre support from…

LSESU Sabbatical Officers: LSE’s online proctoring plans are a betrayal of its values

In an op-ed, the LSESU Sabbatical Officers warn about the consequences of LSE’s plans for online proctoring. Update: LSE informed the SU on January 11 that it had withdrawn plans for a full-scale rollout of online proctoring. The Beaver understands…

LSE to waive rent and release contracts for non-returning students

LSE will not charge rent to students who are unable to return to LSE accommodation under current travel guidance, an LSE spokesperson told The Beaver. Students who do not wish to return to LSE halls for the remainder of the…

Nancy Hawthorn: Elle(SE) Woods

Nancy and I met on a rainy October afternoon. Waiting outside the NAB, I had an idea of what to expect from her: this was a law student with a law podcast and law plans. So when Nancy showed up…

Black, Bangladeshi, Pakistani LSE students face 30% gap in first-class awards compared to white, Chinese peers

Black, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani students suffer from deep, persistent attainment gaps, according to six years of grade data obtained and analysed by The Beaver. The findings should raise pressure on LSE to intensify efforts to combat systemic racism at the…

DANIEL

Historically, Flipside covers have been ways to highlight the brilliance of the LSE student community. For the first time, we’re not covering a student. Instead, we’re featuring a member of staff: Daniel, the Library’s exuberant, endlessly intriguing cleaner. Daniel is…

“We were already working at the edge”: Young academics express anxiety over job security and surging workloads

Their testimonies reflect a sense of betrayal by the university over a perceived abandonment of fixed-term staff, concern about the looming workload as the university pivots to blended learning, and fear for the quality of teaching, given the university’s approach.

Ameena Hamid: Making It All Work For Her

Ameena Hamid’s reputation precedes her: at just 20 years old, she is already the director and creative producer of her own theatrical production company. I first heard of her at the beginning of last year and it was a full…