LSE’s poorest students fell behind last year. New exam policies face an urgent task.

LSE’s low-income and working-class students fell behind last year, even as gaps faced by other disadvantaged groups narrowed. With many students completing substantial portions of this year from home, home inequalities have been exacerbated further, putting the spotlight on LSE’s…

LSESU Elections 2021: General Secretary

It’s election season here at LSE, and aside from voting within all of your societies, the big jobs in the SU are also on the line. General Secretary, or ‘Gen Sec’, is the top representative for LSE’s students. They sit…

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 & Sports: Bragging Rights

4423 games played, a win percentage of 48.86%, and poor head-to-head records against King’s College London (King’s) and University College London (UCL): these are some of the key findings uncovered in the previous article of this series. Now we shift…

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 Update: LSE informed the SU on January 11 that it had withdrawn plans for a full-scale rollout of online proctoring.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…

LSESU launches #SaveOurNursery campaign after campus childcare closed “without warning”

The LSE Students’ Union has launched a campaign to save the campus nursery after LSE closed the only childcare services on campus following claims of financial insecurity. According to a statement released by the LSESU, the Union was informed by…

LSESU aiming for “upgrade” through special resolution

The LSESU is trying to update its articles of association via a special resolution, which requires a general meeting set to be held on 1st June at 5pm. The articles of association are essentially the union’s governing articles, which structure…

LSESU calls for rents to end in postgraduate hall

On Friday 17th April, the LSESU sent a letter to Sanctuary Students, a private student accommodation provider who owns Lilian Knowles house, calling for rent payments to cease. Many postgraduate tenants of Lilian Knowles feel that the demand to pay…

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…

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…