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

Jade Jackman | Posted 18.03.2015 | 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 24.02.2015 | 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...

Gender Segregation - Another Red Herring for Feminism

Alastair Sloan | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Sloan

Gender segregation is the latest tactical error from the feminism movement - which, in conjunction with the embarrassing bans on the ambiguous pop song Blurred Lines at twenty student unions, as well as trivial matters like Jane Austen on the bank-note - indicates there is a wider strategic problem.

REVEALED: The UK's Top Political Universities

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Want to study a political course, or simply keen to get involved in campaigning or debating while you're at uni? Luckily, a survey by Which? has re...

Why Can't We Discuss 'Moral Responsibility' Of Rape Victims? Says Barrister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

The "moral responsibility" of rape victims should be a topic up for discussion, with the debate over sex offences dominated by a rhetoric of weak, vul...

Do You Have An 'Elite' Surname? Then You're An Oxbridge Shoo-In

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The same "elite" surnames, such as Darcy, Mandeville and Montgomery, have attended Oxbridge since the Norman Conquest 800 years ago, it has been revea...

University 'Bans' Student Officials From Remembrance Day Service

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has banned its student leaders from representing their peers at a Remembrance Day service - with the decision being slammed by an M...

LSE Students CAN Wear Jesus And Mo T-Shirt To Burka Debate, School Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

LSE students are taking legal advice after being told to cover up "offensive" t-shirts of Jesus and Mohammed. Members of the LSESU Atheist, Secular...

Students Demand Apology From LSE Over Jesus T-Shirt Debacle

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A petition demanding an apology from a London university has been started after students were reportedly threatened with force for wearing t-shirts de...

Interfaith Dialogue, Humanists and T-Shirts

John Sargeant | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

The issue for me is what the purpose of the meeting is meant to be. If it is just a public relations exercise then it seems pointless. If on the other hand real concerns are being debated, for example where religious hatred is manifesting itself in society and people are stirring up violence, such dialogue may help people to appreciate what is happening in their community.

Dawkins Fury Over 'Jesus And Mo' T-Shirt Censorship At LSE

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Richard Dawkins has expressed outrage after an LSE student society were forced to cover-up their T-shirts which had cartoon depictions of Jesus and th...

Top Universities Offer Free Online Courses

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Some of the UK's top universities are to offer free online courses, with subjects such as dental photography and human psychology up for grabs. Mor...

The Problem With 'Smart Drugs'

Fionn Shiner | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Fionn Shiner

What does the use of these 'smart drugs' reveal about the pressure students are under? Clearly, if students, not only at LSE, but at Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and many other well-known British universities are going to such lengths as taking Class B drugs (Ritalin is Class B), then what's driving them to do so must be serious...

Should Students Be Drug Tested Before Exams?

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading scientist has warned students to expect drug tests prior to sitting exams, to curb the spiralling use of "smart drugs", but students have re...

Which University Has Been Voted The Best In The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The latest university league tables are out, and yet again the battle for the top was a two horse race between Oxford and Cambridge. Cambridge rega...