‘We don’t like that we’ve had to organise. We were desperate.’ The next fight for student activists

By Jack Beeching In a 2014 piece for the Guardian, the late David Graeber wrote: “If ever a ‘reform’ has been proved an utter failure, the higher educational reforms of 2010 are surely it.” He was writing in support of…

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…

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…