Let Your Voice Be Heard.
Postgraduates at LSE need fair representation by someone who will make sure their needs will be addressed.
As a postgraduate myself, I understand those needs. While undergraduates are catered to with events, formals, and gatherings, postgraduates are rarely given similar opportunities.
As many are international students (like myself), they are at a disadvantage in navigating many of the great things London has to offer. We not only make up over half of the LSE population, but we are also expected to spend countless hours reading and studying - yet our reserved study spaces are limited to one small room in the library, often lacking in places to sit.
Postgraduates are often on the track to beginning their careers and while they are advantageously taught in academics, they have little labor force training. Part of our curriculum should include methods of adapting to the labor force, whether that is in the form of CV and Cover Letter workshops, to teachings on how to interview or work well in team settings. Our postgraduate years are our last chance to prepare for the "real world," and as such, we should be properly equipped.
As a Postgraduate Students' Officer, I would be dedicated to making our years at LSE fairly represented, integrated, within societies and classes, catering to the needs and requests of the students that occupy most of our population (the postgraduates), and that up until this moment have had unsuccessful advocacy in their name. This needs to change!
|Labour and Cooperative Society
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