Campaigns

Current campaigns

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! 

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LGBT+ History Month & Pride

Led by: LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

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LSESU's LGBT+ officer, Bex Dudley invites you 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.

This year’s LGBT+ officer Bex Dudley, alongside the Pride Alliance, hosted Pride week during Michaelmas Term (week 9). 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

 

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. Come and discuss this with your Education Officer, Esohe Uwadiae on Sheffield street from 12pm - 2pm.

Complete the form.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

BME Mentoring Program

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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.

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.

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Global Village

Led by: International Students' Officer

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

This year Global Village will be on Monday 26th February 2018 (Week 8), 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.

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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