Campaigning

Running a campaign is as simple as making a change, and students at LSE are constantly looking for ways to encourage societal change and equality. We want our students to feel empowered to bring about change at the School and society as a whole. Read on to find out about our most recent success and how you can get involved.

 

Current Campaigns

 

Freeze Halls Rent

Studying in London is expensive, and on average the cost of halls has gone up by 5.8% a year in the last four years. LSE wants to increase halls rents by a further 4% - this is unacceptable.


We’re calling on LSE to freeze the cost of the basic halls rent this year, and continue to do so until they have developed an affordable way for students to live in halls. With more than 4,000 of you living in halls, this is incredibly important.

 

If you agree that we need affordable student accommodation at the LSE, then back the campaign by taking part in our online survey.

 

 

LSESU Support

LSESU runs 121 support for individual students and societies who want to campaign. We can run training session, help you with researching an issue, or if you just need help with the practical stuff like designing and/or printing flyers or publicising your events online, we can help with that too!
 
Pop into the Activities Resource Centre, 1st Floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, or get in touch with Engagement Coordinator, David Bridson, to find out how we can help: d.j.bridson@lse.ac.uk
 

 

LSE Divest

LSE Divest are campaigning for:

  • LSE to immediately freeze any investment in  fossil fuel companies.
  • LSE to divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within five years.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

 

 

Liberation Campaigning

LSE Students’ Union has four Liberation Officers: Disabled Students’ Officer, Women’s Officer, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Officer and BME Officer. Their role is to represent their members and to campaign against discrimination and on issues that relate to their position.
 
If you don't feel safe on campus, fill out the #OperationLiberation survey here to let us know why.
 

Our Successes

 

Equal Access - SUCCESS!

After two years of research and campaigning, Student Action for Refugees (STAR) society successfully lobbied the School to change their policy on asylum seekers. LSE have launched a new award for asylum seekers and have set aside £20,000 per year in financial support. Find out more about this fantastic result on the LSE website

 

LSESU needs a BME Officer - SUCCESS!

Last year, LSESU members successfully campaigned for a BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Students' Officer to be on the Student Executive Committee. Find out more about the campaign on the LSESU blog. You can also learn more about the Union General Meeting motion for this campaign

 

The background to this campaign was an in-depth research project about BME engagement in the Union, facilitated by last year's Anti-racism Officer, Rayhan Uddin. Read the full report.