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  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 19:18
    It’s nothing to be worried about. 

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    At LSESU, ‘husting’ as a verb refers to the action of candidates running for election speaking or answering questions in public to win the allegiance of voters.

    As a noun, a ‘husting’ is the event at which candidates do this. 

    The origin of the term comes from the Old English hasting or Old Norse húsþing, literally the “house thing”, meaning the assembly of the household of personal followers or retainers of a king, earl or chief, contrasted with the “folkmoot,” the assembly of the whole people.

    "Husting", or more usually the plural "hustings", developed to mean a court of the city of London. This court was formerly the county court for the city and was held before the Lord Mayor, the sheriffs and aldermen, for the purpose of hearing pleas of land, common pleas and appeals from the sheriffs. It had probate jurisdiction and the ability to register wills. 

    Source: Wikipedia

    We’re having some hustings next week, would you believe! Everyone’s welcome to any of the 3 sessions:

    1. 10-11am, Monday 27th October, The Venue
    2. 5-6pm, Monday 27th October, Denning Learning Café (first floor of Saw Swee Hock Student Centre)
    3. 10-11am, Tuesday 28th October, The LSESU Venue

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  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 12:31

    Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Around the world, people celebrate the well-known Hindu Festival with traditional costumes, flowers and beautiful lights. This amazing festival celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

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    If you’re looking for something to do in London, don’t miss one of the largest Diwali celebrations in the country hosted by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. The event is open to all and the celebrations include a fireworks display and delicious food. You can find more information on their website

    LSESU India Society is also organising the annual Diwali Party that guarantees an incredible festive atmosphere mixed with an amazing club night. You can buy tickets and find more information about the event here.

    Make sure you come along to celebrate the Festival of Lights with us. 

    YOUR STUDENTS’ UNION WISHES YOU A HAPPY DIWALI!

  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 17:45

    Participating in rugby comes in a variety of forms.

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    1. Play: Join a local club. Drop by the ARC for a list of recommended London teams.

    2. Coach: Take a course and spread the love. Coaching comes with a multitude of benefits: earn money, develop communication and leadership skills, inspire young players, and even improve your own technical game.

    3. Manage: Ever consider a career in rugby? There are a whole host of roles—both voluntary and professional—available in sport management. Take the time to combine the skills and knowledge you’ve picked up at LSE with your passion for your sport.

    4. Activate: Try a new activity through LSESU Active LifeStylE. Get in touch with James (J.Ralph@lse.ac.uk) for more information on recreational opportunities such as the new 5-a-side Football league.

    5. Officiate: Ever consider what it’s like to be in charge of a match? Becoming a referee opens up a whole new view of any sport.

    6. Give: Many professional clubs run extensive charitable programmes dedicated to using rugby to promoting social advancement. Spread the benefits of the game you love with the Saracens Sport Foundation, get on board with Rugby for Heroes, or volunteer for one of the RFU’s charities. The chances to give back are endless.

    7. Exercise: Stay fit with the RFU’s O2 Touch Initiative. Chat with James (J.Ralph@lse.ac.uk) about creating a mixed team to play in an O2 Touch league or come along to our O2 Touch Taster session on Wednesday 12th November.

    8. Represent: Become a Young Rugby Ambassador. If you’re age 20 or under, you can apply to be a part of the RFU’s programme dedicated to developing role models.

    9. Think: There’s a lot more to rugby—or any sport—than the physical side. Explore the intellectual side of the game through such dimensions as sport psychology workshops, social policy movements, or sport journalism. Email Erin (E.Walters@lse.ac.uk) for more information on these opportunities.

    10. Work: In case you haven’t heard, there’s a World Cup coming up soon. The window for volunteer applications has now closed, but the RFU is recruiting for a variety of tournament jobs across 2014 and 2015. Register your interest and be a part of the legacy.

    And options don’t stop there. Email Erin (E.Walters@lse.ac.uk) or come into the ARC to have a chat about more opportunities!