The Beaver Newspaper

The Beaver




We know, it's a daft name. You can blame George Bernard Shaw for that.


It was Shaw who christened ‘The Beaver’ back in May 1949, and over more than sixty years we've picked up quite a reputation for beating a decisive and objective path through the forest of student politics, School scandals and society achievements.


In our archives you can find the past issues that charted the student-led occupation of 1968, the protests against wars, and the rapid expansion of the School. Likewise in the newspaper stands of today you'll find many of our former writers in both the by-lines and the stories themselves.


As a new student, your contributions to the Beaver can come via several avenues. You might settle for sending in the occasional Comment piece, venting spleen on your frustrations and concerns. You could pursue a more investigative approach and pen a well-researched Features piece about a global topic that you feel merits greater analysis and debate. If you fancy the true journo lifestyle, join our News team and be on the frontline of goings-on across campus.


We aim to document all facets of the student experience; also nestling in The Beaver are thriving sections for Sport, the community (Social), photography (Photo) and culture. The latter of these occupies its own supplement – PartB - and has featured interviews with such luminaries as food writer Nigel Slater, music critic Simon Reynolds, and the band Alphabeat.



The Beaver presents excellent opportunities for all kinds of students. If you don't feel your strengths lie in writing or photography (though potential contributors need have no prior experience, and breadth of subject matter is encouraged), we also have a strong online presence through our internationally-visited website and Twitter feed.


In addition, our Business and Marketing teams offer an unparalleled experience in running a real-life business - from sourcing sponsorship and advertising to organising promotional and alumni events.


This year The Beaver hopes to expand its readership and engage with a wider variety of students. Whatever your interests, tastes, and other society commitments, there is no better way to express yourself than in our well-thumbed pages.


Perhaps, on second thought, Shaw got it right - we Beavers certainly are industrious and gregarious creatures.




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  • Mon 30 Mar 2015 14:09
    Andrew Farrell, the Chief Financial Officer of LSE, has announced his retirement. Andy joined the school in January 2003 – acting as Financial Director – and went on to take further responsibilities for Estates (October 2003) and IT (2012), before being appointed CFO in 2013. In an email sent to staff, Craig Calhoun, Director of the School, said, “Andy Farrell has been an extraordinary leader at LSE and leaves an impressive...
  • Sun 29 Mar 2015 14:00
    by Hari Prabu The LSE has declared in a letter to those involved in the Occupy LSE movement that it will have no choice but to commence legal action against them if they choose to remain in the Vera Antsey Room where they have been protesting from since March 17th. The letter, sent by Stuart Corbridge, the Deputy Director and Provost of the LSE, gives the School’s final assessment of...
  • Mon 23 Mar 2015 15:41
    By Esther Gross, News Editor The International Relations (IR) department invited a concentration camp survivor, Mala Tribich, to the School to talk about her experience. This was set up in the context of the IR course on Genocide, and Frederick Laker, an IR Professor, introduced the talk as a way of showing the human face of horror. Indeed, Mala’s story was the personalisation of the Holocaust. Mala is a Jew...