Campaigns

Current campaigns

De-Stress Fest

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We all know that exam time can be a stress-inducing and have an impact on your mental health. The Students Union hosts an annual calendar of events through out the summer term to help support students during this time.

A range of events are hosted to help students take a short break, have a nutritious, learn new calming techniques such as knitting and meditation along with equipting you with exam essentials - number 2 pens and exam survival guide.

Find out more here.

Vote In Your Community

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There are two important elections coming up in May 2018. On May 3rd there will be Local Council elections in London and all over the UK. Local Councils have powers over housing, leisure facilities, parks and public spaces, libraries, social services, recycling and other issues.

On May 25th there will be a Referendum in the Republic of Ireland on the 8th amendment of the constitution - a 'yes' result would effectively repeal the country's ban on abortion.

Make Your Mark in the Local Council elections

Make Your Mark in Ireland, go #HomeToVote

Sheffield Street Party

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The exclusive end of term party for Postgrad and Research Students! Each year we host Sheffield Street Party to give Postgrad and Research Students, this is a chance to reward yourself for all your hardwork, meet other students and enjoy the summer sun!

Sheffield street party is for PGs and you get to choose what will happen at the party every year, from the theme and food to the music played on the night. This party is not to be missed!

Find out more

Sabb campaigns

Your SU. Your Education.

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After the success of our exam resits campaign, we want you to tell us what the next big issue you want us to be working on is. Education is one of the most important things about university and as your students' union it is our job to ensure your feedback is being given to the school on you feel about your education.

Your Education Officer, Esohe asked students to give their feedback on areas which the school should be focusing on, this included questions around: Classroom sizes, Teaching support and Spaces.

The survey recieved very high responses and we are now working on the issues which you selected. To find out more, please contact Esohe.

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120th Anniversary

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2017 marked an extraordinary feat for the LSE Students’ Union. We asked students from all around campus, staff around the university, and alumni from around the world, to join us in celebrating 120 years of the Union’s existence.

Throughout its 120 years, LSESU has been a staple in LSE students lives, equipping students with skills on campaigning, keeping traditions such as UGMs, having a broad spectrum of societies from Acdemic to Arts and Performance, we also have one of the best activity offers for students from Active Lifestyle to play professionally in an AU club.

In Week 10 of MT we are taking time out to celebrate the past, enjoy the present and anticipate the future. Check out all the free giveaways and events happening during the week.

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Postgrad Dissertations

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Your dissertation is the peak of your Masters degree however many postgrads feel they are not getting adequate support from LSE.

There is a huge variation in the support and information given between departments and supervisors. Last Year, Sarah Castellanos, launched a survey to find out what key problems postgrads are facing and how dissertation support could be improved.

The year your Postgraduate Officer, Khadija Ahmed will be continuing to lobby the school to improve and centralise dissertation support provided for Postgraduate students with results of the survey.

We are always looking for more evidence to bring to the school, your experience is valuable in helping to improve the support given to all students. Send Khadija your dissertation experience.

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LSESU Halls Cup

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The objective of the Halls Cup is to build an inclusive LSE Halls community through friendly inter-hall competition. Our aim is to get the maximum number of students participating in events, whilst contributing to their wider society.

The competition works by Halls competing with each other to score points based on six themes: Fundraising; Volunteering; Active Lifestyle; Hall Committee event participation; Completion of the annual satisfaction survey and activity in the Halls Sustainability initiatives.

The winning hall will be announced at the start of Summer Term and will receive the trophy, presented by a member of the School’s Senior Management Committee. And, of course, there will be a large cash prize!

Find out more.

What's your degree worth?

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The UK Government is currently making a lot of changes to Higher Education.

This includes the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework which is supposed to improve standards of teaching at universities.

However it is also an opportunity for universities to raise their fees, which they are allowed to do no matter how they score in the framework

Your Sabbs will be providing information about these changes and want to hear from you about what good teaching looks like, and what you think about rising fees.

Find out more

This LSE Girl Can

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This LSE Girl Can is part of the national campaign aimed to inspire more women and girls to forget the fear of judgement and to get moving, regardless of stereotypes.

This year in week 4, Your Activities and Development Officer, Megan Beddoe, will be supporting the Athletics Union to organise a host of events  to showcase the stength and achievements of the women on campus who are involved in sports.

Events will feature trail sessions, active lifestyle tailor events and female only fitness sessions within this week. There will an exhibition of inspirational women sportswomen at LSE who throughout this week will be celebrated. More information on the weeks events can be provided by Megan Beddoe. 

2018 Video recap

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Exam re-sits

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LSE is the only university in the UK which doesn’t allow students to take exam resits in the summer or autumn.

This means that students who have missed or failed an exam for whatever reason have to wait a full year to retake, sometimes meaning they are held back a year from progressing with their studies.

This can have lots of reprecussions for students, such as visa problems and negative effects on their wellbeing.

Your Education Officer, Jasmina Bidé,  last year lobbyed LSE to introduce earlier re-sits for students. This year, Esohe will continue to work on this.

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Black History Month

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Every October, the UK celebrates Black History Month. LSESU will once again celebrate the achievements of inspirational people who are of an African or Caribbean heritage.

Your Education Officer, Esohe Uwadiae will be hosting a variety of events from social events, panels and educational tours focused around the past achievements of the blacks and the present issues facing black individuals in society now, with an insightful look into the future of black students.

The celebration of Black History will continue throughout the year with work around the BME attainment gap.

Find out more

The Social Mobility Project

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In 2017, General Secretary Busayo Twins campaigned for LSESU to introduce a Social Mobility Officer to represent students from low income backgrounds. This campaign was hugely successful and won a referendum to change the LSESU by-laws and have this officer introduced.

In MT 2017, The first ever Social Mobility and Class Officer was elected to campaign on issues which affect students from lower socio economic backgrounds and direct the unions work on improving these students experience at LSE.

This year with General Secretary, Mahatir Pasha, The Social Mobility and Class Officer, Jess Elms will be hosting a series of events entitled "Transforming LSE". More information on these events will be provided shortly, for more information.

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Wellbeing

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Riham Mansour, your Community and Welfare Officer 16/17 worked to improve support for students wellbeing and mental health at LSE.

LSESU helped students create resources for self-care through the campaigns network . Get in touch with Self Care Aware at LSE if you want to create your own self-care plan.

This year, Daniel Cayford is continuing the important work on making sure student wellbeing is constantly improving. If you would like more information about the wellbeing project, Daniel is more than happy to provide this.

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Part-time Officer Campaigns

LSE has Class 

Led by: Social Mobility and Class Officer 

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LSE has Class was a week-long campaign, to raise the profile and celebrate working-class students on campus and beyond. The week consisted of fundraising, academic brunches and a Class conference.

LSESU’s first ever Social Mobility and Class Officer, Jess Elms has been hosting a series of events entitled “Transform LSE”. These events have allowed self-identify working-class students’ to come together and share their experiences as well gaining academic advice from LSE Life!

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BME Mentoring Program

Led by: BME Students' Officer

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Ever wanted to discuss your University experience with someone relatable? The BME Officer is launching a mentoring scheme aimed at ethnic minority students. If you're interested in being mentored, sign up!

To be eligible you must self-define as an ethnic minority and must be a first-year undergraduate.

Meet our Mentors!

Apply here.

Consent

Led by: Women's Officer

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With the myths surrounding consent, 1 in 3 women experience sexual assault or unwanted sexual advances whilst at university in the UK.

LSESU’s 16/17 Women’s Officer, Fathia Begum, created Consent week and implemented consent workshops to raise awareness amongst LSE students and to improve the policies around reporting sexual assault.

Natasha Davies, LSESU’s current Women’s Officer, has made it a priority to keep the campaign going strong during her term. Therefore, we can now say over 300 (and counting!) LSE students have participated in consent training and workshops.

Find out more

Green Week

Led by: Environment and Ethics Officer

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LSESU Green Week is run by your Environment and Ethics officer, James Slater.

This is a chance to encourage students to live a greener life, love the planet more and celebrate the ways in which we can better improve the future by being more ecofriendly.

This year's Green Week will be held on Monday 5th February - Friday 9th February. We have a jam-packed schedule to come, so watch this space! 

View Green Week 2018

 

Disibili-TEA Party

Led by: Disabled Students' Officer

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This year Disabled students officer, Faye Brookes Lewis, has created a great event (and pun!) for self-identifying Disabled Students.

Not only is it a relaxed social space with tea, cake and arts and crafts, but it has become a central hub for students alike to meet each other, share experiences and most of all have fun!

Join Disabled Students' Network

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Global Village

Led by: International Students' Officer

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Global Village is an annual mini-festival held conjointly by Itchy Feet Travelling Society, AIESEC and LSESU. It is a celebration of all cultures, nationalities, languages and arts!

Global Village is usually held in February of the lent term, held as a one big day, celebration of diversity and cultures, giving all students and societies an opportunity to share and promote their identity.

Please email su.engagement@lse.ac.uk for more information.

Global Village 17/18

LGBT+ History Month & Pride

Led by: LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

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LSESU's LGBT+ officer, encouraged students to come and celebrate gender and sexual diversity at LSE with LGBT+ students during the month of February to celebrate LGBT+ history month!

Gay pride has been celebrated in the Students' Union from 1972.

Pride was designed to celebrate the many different people in the LGBT+ community.

During Michaelmas Term 17/18, LGBT+ officer Bex Dudley, alongside the Pride Alliance, hosted Pride week. The week came with a variety of impactful and fun events, with the SU decorated with all the colours of the rainbow.

View Pride Week 17/18

View Pride Week 16/17

 

Mature & Part-Time Students Mixer!

Led by: Mature and Part-Time Students' Officer

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LSESU’s Mature and Part Time officer, Jennifer Cutcliffe has strived in creating a sense of community for Mature and Part Time students’ at LSE, by hosting focus group brunches and working closely with the LSESU Mature Students society.

This year, Jennifer teamed up with mature student representatives across London (King’s, SOAS and LSBSU) to deliver the first ever London-wide social mixer!

If you are a mature and part-time student at LSE and want to get involved, check out the links below!

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Working on a Tier 4 Visa 

Led by: International Students' Officer

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LSESU International Officer, Shamayal Hussain, teamed up with the International Students Visa Advice Team and LSE careers to present an informal talk about the changes to the Tier 4 Visa. The talk also addressed how the changes would impact international students after graduation and what opportunities there are after completion of studies.

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