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  • Wed 01 Oct 2014 18:13


    Tired of being tired? Bored of bad skin?

    Get healthy! It’s the solution to ALL of your problems (almost). As well as improving your fitness, metabolism, complexion etc, a healthier lifestyle improves your mental wellbeing and makes it easier to focus on work.

    We’re launching a new way of getting healthy through exercise at LSE: Active LifeStylE.

    What’s the idea?

    You can sign up for a huge variety of events, depending on what type of exercise you prefer. We have beginner courses, drop-in sessions, one-off events, or fun and friendly league matches.


    It’s starting this month, so the Freshers’ Fair is the perfect chance to sign up!


    Every session will take place either on campus or in central London.

    Sound tempting? Come chat to us at the Active LifestylE stand at the Freshers’ Fair – outside the Saw Swee Hock building on Thursday and Friday! 

    Some of the awesome stuff we’ve got in store includes:

    • 5-a-side football leagues at Powerleague in Shoreditch
    • Golf lessons at Urban Golf in Soho
    • Zumba classes in the Venue
    • Table tennis at Bounce
    • Swimming at University of London Union swimming pool
    • Bootcamps on Lincoln’s Inn Fields
    • Dodgeball
    • Kitesurfing
    • Tons more!

    You’ll be hearing lots more about Active Lifestyle (#ActiveLSE) in the coming weeks but if you have any questions or ideas, just drop us a line! Email James Ralph or tweet@lsesu with the hashtag#ActiveLSE!

  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 21:26

    "By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." Samuel Johnson


    Just like London, LSE has a fascinating history - and some of the city’s hidden gems are located right on our doorstep. Before term begins, get yourself on a free tour to see them all!

    1. Holborn Hotspots: Cheap and Useful Places near LSE

    Wondering where to find the best food for lunch, parks for reading, bars for bevvies and cafes for studying? Look no further than Seb and Alastair, your friendly neighbourhood Sabbs. They’re here to give you the lowdown in person on Wednesday 1st October.

    In this fun and fascinating* tour you’ll see all the local highlights, learn what’s best to do when, and lock down how best to get around. And you might make some new friends too. 

    Come join! We’ll meet at 11am outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. The tour will last around an hour. 

    * Subjective.

    2. LSE Local History Tours

    Open to all LSE students, this hour long tour will take you off campus and back in time. Tours are given by professional guides and they offer a great opportunity to learn about the famous historical spots around the university.

    Tours run daily through Thursday, departing at 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, and 4:15pm. Look for the red sign outside the Plaza Cafe, just opposite the Library.

    Book a ticket in advance here to guarantee a spot. However, students without a ticket might still be accommodated if space is available.

    3. Historical walking tours of campus for research students

    Are you a new research student at LSE? We’ve got a perfect tour for you! Join Maria Carvalho, LSESU Research Students’ Officer, on Friday 3rd October for a tour of the campus and the local historical spots.

    Groups will leave from the reception of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
    Make sure you’re booked in by reserving a place via the What’s On page. Or chance it and show up on the day!

    4. Student-led campus tours

    Learn your way around campus before the term begins! Student-led campus tours are open to all LSE students and they take place throughout Orientation Week.

    Tours leave every twenty minutes from the Help Point outside St Clement’s building every day through Friday from 10am - 3:30pm.

    No need to book, just turn up!

    GO EXPLORE, intrepid freshers! :)

  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 20:46

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    In a conversation with someone you’d like to escape from? Don’t feel too bad - we all get those moments.

    Now you can do something about it - 'Text to Escape' is an automated service using IFTTT that will call you if you text the hashtag ‘#helpme’ to a certain number.

    IFTTT Recipe: Text to escape connects sms to phone-call

    Your perfect awkward situation get out of jail free card. If you can reach your phone that is.