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Urbanest rent strikes see further developments

A petition lobbied at private accommodation provider urbanest, in light of recent rent strikes from an inter-collegiate group of students, has now seen wider attention, publicity, and an official response.   Dan Lawes, speaking for the campaign, told The Beaver that…

Breaking: Holding and storage fees for LSE accommodation have been scrapped

LSE has agreed to scrap the £25 per week holding fee for those living in LSE student accommodation, according to the LSE Student Union.  The fee was previously in place for those currently not able to return to LSE student…

Urbanest rent strikers demand accountability

Following the development of rent strikes in LSE-owned accommodation, student strikers’ attention has now turned to demanding accountability from private student accommodation providers in London. One petition, created by an intercollegiate student group living in housing provided by urbanest, reached…

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…

New online LSE exhibition calls for improved Global North research practices in the Global South

“Let’s ask Congolese experts what there should be a focus on instead of imposing our own ideas.”

LSE Cleaners stage Online Day of Action

On 11 December 2020 the Justice for LSE Cleaners Campaign organised an online day of action and called upon supporters to send out a pre-formed email to demand greater safety for staff. This email follows another sent to LSE Chief…

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…

Sir John Hills, LSE Social Policy giant, dies at 66

Sir John Hills, global expert on inequality and social exclusion and Professor of Social Policy at LSE, died this week. He was 66.

Finnish philosopher Raimo Tuomela dies at 80

Photo by Cata Portin. On the 22nd November 2020, Finnish philosopher of sociality, social action, and social ontology, Raimo Tuomela sadly passed away at the age of 80.  He is perhaps best remembered as a giant in his discipline of…

LSE’s Christmas Go Home policy – What you need to know

By Sofia Mleinik With the Coronavirus Crisis ongoing and less than a month before Christmas, students are planning to return home, to both international and domestic destinations. LSE has provided clear guidance and has made arrangements so that travelling during…