Campaigns Hub

NO to Graduation Fees


Undergraduate students are required to pay £45 in order to hire their academic dress for just a day, and these can only be hired from Ede & Ravenscroft Ltd, giving them an effective monopoly. Students are not able to opt out from hiring. 

This student-led campaign is part of a long-term, ongoing struggle for the abolition of graduation fees including entrance fees and robe hires.

You can sign the students' petition and find out more here:

NO to Graduation Fees petition

Self-Care Sessions


Religion and Mental Health can often have two conflicting messages. Can you religion support you in having a better mental health?

Zakia Akhtar, is a GP with a special interest in mental health; she has trained as a performance coach, and as a mental health therapist. She ran a session on the science of how to deal with Stess and Anxiety, as well as the importance of self-care, self-esteem, and self-compassion in relation to Islam.

You can find out more here:

Isoc Self-Care Event

Single Mothers Empowerment Project


Women living in lower socioeconomic backgrounds often don't have the opportunity to support themselves or their families.

This summer, your fellow student Cristina supported a project in Cameroon where she supported young single mothers to start their own business.

To support Cristina and the women of cameroon, you can find out more here:

Single Mothers Empowerment Project (SMEP)



£17 billion worth of food is wasted everyday in the UK. SAVE FOOD is a group of students who want to stop this from happening and give back to communities.

SAVE works with Licolns Inn Fields to give back wasted food to those who need it most, gathering donations from local cafes  to feed bellies not bin.

To support the campaign and sign the petition, find out more here:

One Day Without Us


On 20th February 2017 LSE students and staff took part in ‘One day without us’, a national day of action in support of EU nationals and non EU immigrants living, working, and studying in this country. The campaign aimed to foster an atmosphere of unity, justice and solidarity in the face of a growing anti-migrant rhetoric in the UK.

You can find out more here:

Self-Care Aware


Self Care Aware is a campaign to help LSE students adopt simple, vital self care habits at university.

It aims to help students learn just a few basic habits that are crucial to mental wellbeing and functioning under the pressure of university life.

Self-care can help prevent ‘overload burnouts’, can negate the negative effects of stress, can help students to focus, and have genuine, tangible effect on the overall experience of students at university.

Self Care Aware provides ideas and resources to make sure you are taking care of yourself and help you not to be overwhelmed by your studies.

This LSE girl can


The ‘This LSE girl can’ campaign exists to engage more women get involved in sport and to raise the level of appreciation given to female athletes.

It is run by LSESU Athletics Union and involves workshops, introductory sessions to different sports and the LSE Inspirational Sportswomen awards.

Refugee week

Refugee Week

Student Action for Refugees and the LSESU UN society ran a series of events to explore the "untold stories" of refugees, and offer a platform to LSE students and academics to spend a week focusing on the topic from different perspectives.

They were several events during the week including a debate, a play and a photography exhibition.

The Gender Project


Gender is complicated, but when it's understood properly it can also be liberating.

The Gender Project is a campaign aimed at creating understanding and acceptance of different gender conceptions, as well as understanding what it means to be masculine or feminine, and through taking an intersectional, fun and engaging approach, The Gender Project wants to change the world - one person at a time!

The Gender Project hosted events such as hearing from the people behind Sink the Pink and a gender cabaret with the Intersection Feminist Society.

You can find out more here:

Bridging gaps

Bridging Gaps

Bridging Gaps aims to create a consciousness around the reality of different forms of discrimination and the challenges and limitations of the concept of diversity.

It aims to make a contribution to guide LSE students on their path of becoming future leaders that take a strong stand against any form of discrimination.

To do this Bridging Gaps ran workshops on campus that approach the topics of different forms of discrimination and racism in a theoretical and experiential approach.

Set her free

set her free

LSESU Penal Reform society and Student Action for Refugees are campaigning to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and the problems they are facing in this country.

Their campaign involved poetry readings and banner making sessions, before culminating in a trip to protest outside Yarlswood Detention Centre on 3rd December.

You can find out more about the LSESU Penal Reform society here and student Action for Refugees here.

Penal reform:

Student action for refugees

Sensible Drug Policy


Students for sensible drug policy campaign for promoting effective drug policies and harm reduction.

They aim to educate and empower individuals to work towards a progressive future that recognises individual’s rights to stay safe, make informed decisions and form a more tolerant society that sees drug mis/use as a human rights issue, not a criminal one.

They discuss the mis/use of both legal and illegal substances. Students for sensible drug policy handed out information and free drug testing kits for students in February. These kits are still available on the third floor of Saw Swee Hock.

You can find out more here:

Say her name

say her name

LSESU Penal Reform Society ran a campaign during Black History Month as part of the ‘Say her name’ movement which began in the US as a response to both the media's tendency to ignore black women’s suffering due to police brutality.

The campaign aims to highlight how the lack of coverage of the killing of black women and lack of accountability for their deaths leaves women even more vulnerable to racialized police violence.

The LSESU Penal Reform Society shared images of these women on campus asking students to take photos with them to ensure so these women and the injustice they faced are not forgotten.

Understanding Inequalities


The Understanding Inequalities group ran a campaign at the beginning of term asking students what inequality means to them to get a conversation started on campus about inequality on campus.