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…

LSESU Sabbatical Officers: LSE’s online proctoring plans are a betrayal of its values

In an op-ed, the LSESU Sabbatical Officers warn about the consequences of LSE’s plans for online proctoring. Update: LSE informed the SU on January 11 that it had withdrawn plans for a full-scale rollout of online proctoring. The Beaver understands…

Students’ Union blasts proposed exam guidelines as LSE rejects ‘non-detriment’

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. The Students’ Union has blasted LSE’s proposed guidelines for exam boards in the upcoming assessment window, saying “we are deeply disappointed that SMC has decided not to move towards a no-detriment policy.” Responding to an…

LSE pulls most disability exam support: “Having an IEA is already isolating and scary, but it felt like I had been forgotten.”

Additional reporting by Morgan Fairless. LSE says that a move to largely long-term, online assessments has “removed the need” for individual adjustments for students with disabilities who previously received special assessment procedures, called Individual Exam Adjustments (IEAs). A number of…

For some students, online shift brings inequality into spotlight

For many LSE students, getting accustomed to the ‘new normal’ of leading their daily lives from home under quarantine has proven difficult. Some students say that these changes have introduced new challenges not faced by many of their peers, complicating…

One third of LSE Economics exams have errors, other departments close behind

A Freedom of Information request by The Beaver has revealed potential concerns over a high rate of mistakes in exams given to LSE students. Whilst the average error rate of all departments is 7%, some departments have a significantly higher…

Campus Is Abuzz With Exams Talk As LSE Clarifies Its Assessment Regulations

The LSE has announced that first-year undergraduate students will have access to in-year exam resists for the first time in 2019. This week saw the long-anticipated release of the LSE exam timetable for summer 2019. The full timetable of exams…

A Result for LSE

LSE have released the summer exam results today. Finally a good moment for LSE as it went without a hitch. The results were released up to three hours earlier than expected, meaning many students eagerly awaiting their results were pleasantly…

Students Critical of January Exam Change

In an email sent to students on November 10th, LSE director Minouche Shafik announced a change to the January exam dates. The window was initially set for Tuesday, 2 Jan – Friday, 5 Jan; it has now shifted to Wednesday,…

BREAKING: JANUARY EXAMS TO BE HELD ON A WEEKEND

The Week 0 exam dates will reportedly begin on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, a day later than originally advertised to students, to allow students an extra day to travel back to London after the Christmas break. This means that exams…