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Breaking: In-person graduation back on for summer 2021

LSE will hold in-person graduation celebrations in summer 2021, the Students’ Union announced in a statement. The move reverses the School’s earlier plans to hold them digitally, which attracted significant controversy and which the SU had promised to fight against.…

Notes from the Director’s Q&A: Director Shafik proud of year’s achievements

In the latest student and director Q&A, LSE’s leadership team expressed their pride in all that has been achieved in the last year, the ongoing support from the university and its plans for the future.

LSE announce new assessment support package

LSE to provide an assessment support package to all students to ease pressure on the Summer Term assessment period

LSE Undergraduate awarded prestigious Points of Light award

Rory Moore has been awarded a Points of Light award for outstanding service to the community by the Prime Minister and the United Nations

LSE and KCL academics draw controversy over ‘spoof’ emails to MPs for research during pandemic

Academics from LSE and King’s College London (KCL) were criticised in the House of Commons after it emerged they had sent emails to MPs from fictitious constituents during the pandemic.

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…