London School of Economics

Students Set To Sue LSE Over 'Pest-Infested' Flats That Left One Resident 'Needing Surgery'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A group of furious students are fundraising to take their university to court over “pest-infested and mouldy” accommodation that left inhabitants ...

Privatise the NHS, Extra Cash For Social Care, Decentralise Power - What Londoners Would Do If They Were PM

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

Privatising the NHS, spreading power across the capital and increasing funding for social care would be some of the changes London voters would make i...

Working Class People Earn £7,000 Less Than Privileged Colleagues, Research Shows

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Politics

Working class youngsters who get a professional job earn on average almost £7,000 less a year then their more privileged colleagues, according to a r...

University Evicts Mentally Ill Student Against Advice Of NHS Medics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Wyatt | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An LSE student hospitalised with mental illness has been evicted from halls of residence against the advice of two NHS professionals. The London Schoo...

If We Really Want Change, We All Need to Be Activists

Stella Creasy | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Politics
Stella Creasy

Any form of activism which doesn't have a suggested solution attached to it or resources to make it happen is little more than a displacement activity. And that's the same whether you are in office or in opposition. Protest marches too may make you feel good, but put down the placard and ask where the power lies and how you can access it if you really want to make a difference.

Gender Segregation: LSE and Its Students' Union Are Breaking Equality Law - And Trying to Get Away With It

Chris Moos | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

Universities around the country are breaking the law, sacrificing gender equality in order to appease the demands of increasingly extreme and sexist religious student groups. Will it take homosexuals or the non-religious to disappear behind seven foot separation walls for universities to understand that as much as racial equality, gender equality is a basic human right?

Students Bid to Ban the Anti-Ban Society

Megan Crockett | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Crockett

When I chose to study at LSE I anticipated vibrant debate and a rainbow of political ideologies, all coming together to discuss our different beliefs (in a respectful way of course). But sadly this is not the case, oh no, any chance of alternative, perhaps controversial opinions are nipped well and truly in the bud, before any spark of discussion can rear its head; anything outside of the status quo seems to come with a trigger warning and offence is taken left, right and centre.

How to Survive Grad School

Nadeem Shad | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nadeem Shad

So you've decided the university, the course, packed your bags, bought the bus or plane ticket and ready to get going on what should be a year of intense study, self-exploration and to ultimately get the degree you need to do what you really want to do...

200 Evacuated As Holborn Building Collapses

PA | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

Part of a building that is being demolished has collapsed in central London. Scaffolding on four floors of the building collapsed and around 200 pe...

Jack Sommers

How Happiness And Wellbeing Can Actually Win Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

LSE Occupy Interviews Owen Jones

Jade Jackman | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Jackman

The room was packed. Students, workers and staff humbly gathered together to listen to tales of resistance from Ray Goodspeed, founder of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, & Owen Jones, author of Chavs and Guardian columnist...

Students Have Made Clear That the Current System Simply Cannot Continue: Why We're Occupying LSE

Jade Jackman | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Jackman

The culture and education at LSE is known for producing graduates destined for the city. We cannot ignore LSE's role in the relationship between the very financial institutions that brought the economy to its knees and continue to perpetuate economic injustices and fraud.

Open Letter to 'The Beaver', LSESU and Professor Craig Calhoun

Michael Etheridge | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Etheridge

The pathetic statement from the Men's Rugby Team shows no engagement with the issues, apologising not for their misogyny and homophobia, but for the decision to publish it. The leaflet's authors not only excluded gay people from their society, but went further in employing homophobia as a promotional tool.

LSE Disbands Men's Rugby Club Over Sexist Leaflets

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The men's rugby club at a top university has been disbanded after sexist and homophobic leaflets were handed out during a freshers' fair. Craig Calhou...

Ebola Has Exposed Pre-Existing Fault Lines in the Health System, Economy and Governance of Sierra Leone

Herbert M’cleod | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Herbert M’cleod

Pledges made in London this Thursday should therefore allow for innovative approaches to address these market failures even though they are largely private sector issues. They must address both the immediate Ebola containment problems and the accompanying economic consequences.

George Galloway, Rape Culture, and Our Students' Unions

Gee Linford-Grayson | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gee Linford-Grayson

You don't have to ban George Galloway from speaking; just don't invite him, or others like him, in the first place. Our students' unions are undoubtedly a place for lively academic debate, and for students to discuss real-world issues in a safe environment. However, inviting rape deniers and apologists voids this safe environment...

Sex at University (or Lack Thereof)

Fionn Shiner | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

I remember very clearly and vividly, when in my final year of Sixth Form, the sexual delights I was promised would be bequeathed upon me once I made it to university.... However, none of this proved to be the case.

In Conversation with Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen at the LSE

Reuben Sagar | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

These two men are clearly visionaries who are far more knowledgeable about where our new digital world will take us than any other person on the planet.

'Reckless And Ethically Reprehensible'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

The London School of Economics has expressed fury at BBC journalists who went undercover on a student trip to North Korea, claiming the corporation re...

Is Exercise a 12 Minute Miracle?

Sarah Anne Marsh | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Anne Marsh

Research shows that achieving the recommended 150 minutes of exercise a week by moving 12 minutes more a day could prevent lifestyle diseases

Supporting Survivors of Genocide and Other Mass Atrocities: EU Responsibilities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Noam Schimmel

As the 19th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approaches in April, this report by the Task Force on the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities has been issued at a critical time. Survivors of the Rwandan genocide who were failed enormously by the EU are demanding and deserve redress as an urgent matter of justice which has gone unaddressed for far too long.

Why Music is Important: The Economic Answer

Tony Woodcock | Posted 26.11.2012 | Home
Tony Woodcock

The London School of Economics is no slouch when it comes to understanding the real world in all its fiscal glory (or calamity). Several of its researchers have been working with three of the top music schools in London - the Royal Academy, the Royal College, and the Guildhall in producing an economic impact report on the three schools.

1 In 4 Don't Receive Treatment For Mental Health Problems

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Three-quarters of people suffering from mental illness are not getting treatment, experts said. A damning report concludes that the NHS is failing ...

A Very Poor Report

John Carr | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

All of the UK's mobile phone networks run a system of filtering to keep web-based adult content away from children who access the internet via a mobile phone handset. The policy was first introduced voluntarily back in January 2004. It is still in place as a voluntary measure.

The Shame of the G20

Raheem Kassam | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Raheem Kassam

Argentina's continued position around the G20 table is bringing the whole institution into disrepute.