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A Day in the Life of a First Year / Vaneeza Jawad

I moved to London in October last year, just before the UK testing confirmed one million Covid cases. Welcome to the bane of my twenties.  Now this may be hard, but bear with me: imagine sneaking out of your house…

What’s on Your Desk? Part I

By Bryan Ling This term has been a tough one for all of us, having to adapt to online teaching and learning. But for every change we’ve had to adjust to this term, the pressure is up tenfold for our…

Covid-19 and the Bullshit Production

When it comes to watching an entire year of your life wash down the plughole, there are two schools of thought: some people sink into the deep pit of emotional emptiness and — despite their mums telling them never to…

LSE in Australia: Thoughts on University Life Abroad

When I am looking back at my life as a student in London before the pandemic and comparing back to what it is right now, I suddenly realize that the things being upside down in Australia really was not just…

5 Things to do in a Covid Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, but for some international students, visions of sugarplums have been replaced with fever dreams of national lockdown. With many staying in the UK over the winter break, here are a few…

How to Get COVID-19 in 9 Easy Steps

So you want to get Covid-19. Maybe you want the convenience of attending all your classes over Zoom. Maybe you want to get it “over and done with” before even more of the academic year slips through your fingertips. Maybe…

LSE Library adopts new student engagement policy

The LSE library, plagued by chronic under-interest from the student body as well as a persistent vermin problem, has announced a radical new move: the adoption of an official library cat. Reached for comment in Week 0, a spokesperson for…

In Memoriam: things we lost to Covid-19

The graduate job market It’s hard enough finding a decent job in a regular, upbeat economy, and Covid-19 has decimated most people’s career prospects. Studies show that graduating in a recession has a negative effect on your lifelong earnings and…

LSE set for a fun-filled return

Students from all around the globe are flocking back to LSE as the institution opens its doors again for the start of the academic year. This Freshers’ Week the campus is awash with an electric atmosphere, as a new cohort…

a bipolar blog: covid-19 pandemic special

TW: suicide, self-harm, substance abuse It’s been over a month since my last bipolar blog on friendship. I’ll chalk up my tardiness to trying to survive our new normal. LSE campus has shut down and everyone is scrambling to figure…