The Brexit Debate Is Far From Over: There Will Have to Be a Further Vote

James Strong | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
James Strong

We could yet see a second re-negotiation followed by a second referendum in which Prime Minister Johnson successfully campaigns for Remain, having achieved his primary goal by becoming Prime Minister.

Star Academy: Hague, Jolie, and the LSE

Julian Vigo | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK
Julian Vigo

As a scholar with years of teaching experience plus research, public lectures, grants, as well as a body of academic publications to show for my years...

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.

Free Speech, Not Hate Speech

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

Free speech is certainly the zeitgeist of 2016, with Spiked Online leading a campaign against students' unions. As a staunch supporter of free speech, and the lead representative at LSE Students' Union, we've seen some controversies that have portrayed our approach as hostile, as opposed to welcoming of this as a value.

University Makes Video About All Its Female Students Who Play Sport, And Its Unsurprisingly Fierce

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A students' union at a London university has made a video about all of its female students who play sports, and its unsurprisingly fierce. The insp...

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.

A University's Free Speech Society Might Be Banned - Because It Spoke Out Against Banning Societies

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A free speech society, set up at a London university to challenge the growing trend of censorships and "safe spaces", is facing being banned. The S...

LSE: Freeze Halls Rents

Nona Buckley-Irvine | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nona Buckley-Irvine

This week LSE will be deciding whether or not to approve the increase to halls. If it is to be genuinely committed to supporting students at university, they should reject this and implement a freeze as a minimum starting point. Because LSE, the rent is just too damn high.

LSE, Save Our Nursery

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

LSE is at risk of losing its nursery once again. As a result of its mounting deficit, the school has conducted research into its childcare provisions over the last few months and claim that there is a lack of demand for LSE's nursery, consequently putting childcare in jeopardy for both our staff and students.

London Is Your Campus, LSE Will Become Your Home

Aysha Al-Fekaiki | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aysha Al-Fekaiki

Get involved from the get go and you will have a valuable time here whilst being fully supported by your representatives. Our Student's Union is made by the students, for the students, and we can't wait to welcome you into the LSESU community.

Jack Sommers

Here's A Way To Get Police To Focus On More Serious Crimes Than Drug Possession | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

Police should not count minor drugs possession when measuring their performance so they are not forced to unduly target drug users, a study has found....

LSE Students Forced To Seek Temporary Accommodation As Campus Stays Closed Following Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the London School of Economics have been forced to seek temporary accommodation thanks to a blazing fire which swept through the Holborn c...

Apocalyptic Scenes In London As Terrifying Fire Sends Smoke Billowing Into The Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

An electrical fire continues to cause chaos in Central London as clouds of thick black smoke and flames shooting from manholes prompted the evacuation...

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.

Are These Really Laws?

Conor Gearty | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Conor Gearty

On the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, it's timely to look at the anachronistic laws and rulings from across the centuries which are still (technically) enshrined in British law today. Or are they? There are a lot of 'laws' doing the rounds that don't actually hold up to scrutiny.

Young Entrepreneurs Of The Week: Solarbox's Kirsty Kenney and Harold Craston Go Green

The Huffington Post UK | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

"My iPhone 5s battery is brilliant!" said no-one, ever. So we should all be extremely thankful for solarbox, the latest socio-environmental business s...

How Positive Action at LSE Got Lost Under a Pile of Leaflets

Natasha Valladares | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Valladares

It's not wrong that the disgusting behaviour of the Rugby Club is under scrutiny, but it is wrong that positive action by the university on outreach and funding for students in need of support is apparently not worth mention - especially when it's the sort of information some students need in order to feel able to go into further study.

LSE Offers Counselling To Students After Rugby Team's 'Sexist, Homophobic' Leaflets

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics is offering counselling to its students after its rugby team handed out flyers describing women as "slags," "trollops" ...

LSE Apologises After 'Racist' Kung-Fu Panda Email.. As 30% Of Its Students Are From Asia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics, one of Britain's top universities, had to apologise after sending out an email to its students, 30% of whom are Asian,...

The BBC Has Lost Some Sensitive Data They'd Rather You Not See

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has been accused of losing sensitive data about a secretive army unit, potentially compromising the identity of one of the ex-soldiers who too...

Institutionalising Gender Segregation: The Role of Universities and Students' Unions

Chris Moos | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

New evidence, which I will present here, suggests that gender segregation is not only tolerated, but often legitimised and institutionalised by the very universities and student representatives that are supposed to uphold and promote equality for all.

BBC Apology Only Emboldens Dictatorial Regimes

Hoe-Yeong Loke | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Hoe-Yeong Loke

I was one of the 10 participants on a trip to North Korea in March 2013, involving students of the London School of Economics (LSE) and undercover journalists of the BBC. When I saw the BBC's apology, following an inquiry by the BBC Trust, I was baffled - it was an apology which I neither needed nor asked for.

The BBC's Exit Strategy If Panorama Students Got Stuck In North Korea Was Dreadful

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A BBC Panorama programme which sent an undercover team into North Korea as part of a group of LSE students made a "serious failing" and breached a num...

15 Reasons You Know You're An LSE Student

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education


LSE Apologises To Atheist Students Over Mohammed Jesus T-Shirt Row

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics has apologised to two atheist students for threatening to kick them of a freshers fair if they did not cover up their t...