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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…

LSE students’ Christmas holiday travel

Source: Wikipedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Empty_Eurostar_during_Covid.jpg On Tuesday, November 11th, LSE made a public announcement regarding student travel for the holiday season. Unsurprisingly, in a context of lockdown and a great number of COVID-19 cases, this Christmas stands out as a stressful…

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…

Mental health in LSE undergraduate halls

Source: Wikipedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mental_Health_Message.jpg Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has changed much of how we live our daily lives, it has also had a significant effect on the mental health of university students. In particular, some students have experienced varying impacts…

LSE alumnus campaigns in historic U.S. Senate race

In an election which will determine the political success of incoming United States president Joe Biden and the legislative agenda of a global superpower, U.S. Senate candidate and LSE alumnus Jon Ossoff takes centre stage as he campaigns on a…

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…

An LSE student’s guide to quarantine

Photo: Home delivery in self isolationcc-by-sa/2.0 – © Richard Hoare – geograph.org.uk/p/6430348 Though this year’s first weeks at LSE will definitely  look different, it isn’t the case that social isolation has to be completely miserable. We at The Beaver have compiled a guide on…

A guide to LSE undergraduate halls

We’ve decided to list a few nearby amenities around LSE undergraduate Halls to help guide you through your first weeks of student life. Though these lists are by no means exhaustive, we hope these snapshots give you some inspiration to…

3 Years of Lessons Learned at LSE

Having finished my BSc Government at LSE and with  time to reflect, I thought of some advice I could pass on to an 18 year old me. This is by no means a definitive or exhaustive list but a collection…

Course choice reductions lead to disappointment for some

When the LSE opened its course enrolments for the 2020/21 academic year in July, many reported what appeared to be a significantly lower number of modules available in comparison to the previous academic year. The spread of COVID-19 has undoubtedly…