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  • Tue 24 Nov 2015 16:07

    Happy Pride Week! Drop by the LSE SU LGBT+ Alliance stall outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre this week to say hello, get news on what’s on, and participate in some interactive activities. It’s there from 11am - 3pm until Friday.

    Here’s the LSE SU LGBT+ Alliance’s full schedule of Pride events happening across campus:

    Tuesday 24th - Talk: Sex, Drugs and Shame: LGBT+ Progress and its Discontents

    6pm, CLM 2.04

    Join us and leading UK psychologists for an engaging discussion of the darker shames in the community, and how we can tackle them for a better future. Topics include mental health, drug abuse, and sexual health.

    RSVP here:

    Wednesday 25th - International projection of LGBT+ Rights Discussion

    6pm, 6th floor meeting room, SSH

    Come and debate whether countries have the right to intervene and force countries to become more progressive.

    RSVP here:

    Thursday 26th - Film Screening: Milk

    5:30PM TW2 1.02

    Come along to see Milk (2008) the story of the game-changing, openly gay US politician who revolutionised LGBT+ politics in the US and influenced it world over.

    Friday 27th - Tea and Cake Social

    5pm, location TBC

    Tea and cake social with the Intersectional Feminist society! A great warm up for the later panel discussion. 

    Stay up to date on the event location here:

    Panel Talk: White, Cis, Gay Men: Who Are We Forgetting?

    6pm, NAB 2.03

    This is an intersectional panel discussion with some great LSE speakers discussing whether LGBT+ culture has become homogeneous, male dominated, white, middle-class and cis-centric. Join us for what is sure to be an intense and provocative event.

    This panel will be followed by an LGBT+ night out at G-A-Y Bar - all welcome!

    Like the LGBT+ Alliance Facebook page to stay up to date on all things Pride.

  • Mon 23 Nov 2015 17:10

    The ongoing issues with the schools timetabling and room booking system have caused chaos for our societies and students more generally. Whilst we hope that the system will soon be implemented, in the meantime we are determined to manage the situation as best we can and to secure the best possible outcome for our students.

    At this point, we have received assurances from the school that the situation with timetabling has been resolved. We have also been assured that the issue will not arise again with the selection of Lent Term half units. If any student is still experiencing problems with their timetable please contact us at  

    Due to the ongoing nature of the issues with Room-Bookings, we have been in continuous communication with the school. In addition, our Education Officer Jon Foster has been invited to join the schools Room-Booking and Timetables System project board, and will remain a member of the project board until the issue is resolved. This will enable us to stay up to date with the latest developments and we will pass on any new information at the earliest opportunity.

    We are continuing to push the school for adequate compensation for students and societies in the aftermath of the room-bookings situation. We have also been seeking strong assurances from the school that the problems with timetabling will not affect the release of this year’s Exam Timetable – we have been lobbying and will continue to lobby the school to deliver a much earlier exam timetable, which will be of benefit to all students. We hope to have more to announce on this in the near future.


    Jon, Nona, Katie

  • Fri 20 Nov 2015 18:31

    Two years ago LSE Hockey was a standard sports club. Both the Men’s & Women’s teams trained together, taking half a pitch each at Mile End, but sporting performance very much took a backseat to socials and that season resulted in both the Men’s & Women’s first teams being relegated. What happened next was nothing short of extraordinary. 

    Under a new exec, the club’s fortunes transformed. The new first team captains placed a big emphasis on sporting performance, making sure that training sessions were well attended, coaches were employed and that players were continually improving. 

    The results were clear to see with the Women’s 1st team having an unbeaten season, winning both the league and the cup, and the Men’s 1st team going unbeaten in the league scoring over sixty goals in ten matches.

    Their innovative approach to LSE sport did not stop there: the team club organised a Hockey Development Tour to Amsterdam with the support of the LSE Annual Fund. This trip provided an opportunity for the teams to have a full-on hockey experience that most would have never thought possible. They trained or played matches for close to eighteen hours over the three days, with more staying behind during lunch hours for extra coaching. The trip didn’t just bring everyone closer together, but also improved the hockey playing ability of every single member of the 32 strong squad.

    Mixing it up

    Despite technically having a separate Men’s & Women’s club, Hockey operates as a single entity both with their vision on both the sport and social side. The jewel in the crown of Hockey’s achievements is the Mixed team. Created in 2013 by then team captain Charlie Wood, what started off as a “let’s see how this goes” turned into a Sunday staple for the club. As of writing, the Mixed team are two years unbeaten in the LUSL Premier League, a feat that won them the LSESU Team of the Year award at last year’s AU Ball.

    Going on to win both Club & Team Of The Year in the 2015 SU STARS Awards is testament to the transformation the club has undertaken, and LSE Hockey are now at the forefront of LSE Sport. Their approach to both sporting performance and inclusivity embody everything that the AU for All campaign is aiming for. The Men’s club have expanded to now have three teams, thus catering for all abilities, and the Women’s club continue to run a very strong beginner programme ensuring that people can really give hockey a go.

    Fancy it?