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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…

A question to the community: Do corporations have a place in Pride at LSE?

By Beatriz Silva and Yasmina O’Sullivan What do the NYC Pride March and a pre-pandemic Wednesday outside of the LSE Student Union have in common? Here’s a hint: it’s not world-class architecture.  Both can be relied on to include renowned…

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…

What differentiates the Community and Welfare Officer candidates running in the SU’s election?

The Beaver asked the candidates running for the positions of Community and Welfare 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 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…

Wilson Zabala, stalwart LSE cleaner, died in September. His colleagues say no one told them.

Wilson Zabala, a member of LSE’s cleaning staff who colleagues remember for his quiet, ever-positive disposition, died on September 20, 2020 in Spain after a prolonged illness. He was 44. Known by his colleagues as unflinchingly positive and full of…

Seedery: The New Student Startup and Investor Conference Launching in 2021

Picture from Seedery’s website. Following his Summer Internship with leading German venture capital firm Global Founders Capital – which is behind some of Europe’s most recognizable startups like Zalando, Revolut, and Delivery Hero – Daniil Danilov, a London School of…