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…

Why the banking culture at LSE is toxic

When I imagined going to university, I don’t think my 18-year-old self expected to be confronted by a wave of names and words that sounded somewhat distant, but nevertheless scary. From the moment I first stepped on campus in 2019…

What’s on Your Desk? Part II

By Bryan Ling The second entry in our ongoingly breathless coverage of LSE professors and what’s on their desks. Dr James Abdey, Department of Statistics (ST102) B: What’s one item on your desk that you couldn’t go without?  The second…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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’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…

LSE offers free COVID-19 testing for all students

By Mary Ma LSE has begun offering coronavirus nucleic acid tests for all students and staff, starting from September 21st. The tests, provided on campus, are meant for students and staff who are planning to return to campus during Michaelmas…