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“Since my first year at LSE, clubs and societies at the Students’ Union have been telling the SU they need a more efficient payment and reimbursement system. Last year a UGM motion was passed stating that LSESU should move to a better system as quickly as possible.
As a former club captain, I understand the frustration that delays in reimbursement can cause and in my manifesto, I promised to improve this. Over the summer I have been working hard with the LSESU Activities and Finance teams to deliver the reimbursement app which student groups have needed for so long.
The app is finally here and ready to use! I know how much of a difference this will make in enabling student groups to run great activities for students and making their lives easier!
The link to download the app and access the user guide is here
Treasurers and Club Captains/Presidents: Please attend the start of year briefing on 4th October for more information.”
“The Students’ Union this academic year is running a campaign asking LSE to ensure that all students pay the same tuition fees for the entirety of their degree. International students at LSE have long struggled with their tuition fees increasing from year to year of their study and the SU has campaigned against this. But, recent changes to Higher Education means that LSE can now also increase tuition fees each year for home and EU students.
Education should always be seen as a right, not a privilege. At a time of rising fees and increasing costs associated with education, the direction our country is taking with respect to education is agonizing. The implementation of the Teaching Excellence Framework also clearly demonstrates the UK government’s unapologetic approach to marketising what should be a critical part of all our lives.
Universities continue to treat students more and more like consumers involved in a business transaction, and less like partners in the process of education and development. Despite the access difficulty for some, or the multiple thousands of pounds of debt students are riddled with after education, universities continue to exploit the demand for a degree and quietly increase fees. LSE has followed a number of universities around the country and opted to increase its fees for home students.
At a time of incredibly low student satisfaction at LSE, it is unjustifiable to further increase fees for students. An institution that stands proud in its belief of educating people and being founded for the betterment of society, should be leading the HE sector and publicly rejecing any fee increases for continuing Home and EU students, as well as committing to fix fees for international students.
Say no to the increase in student fees by signing the following form”
London Fashion Week has flown by, but there’s still loads of opportunities to get your fashion fix in the capital – especially as LSE is literally ROUND THE CORNER from The Shore Studios on The Strand, where the infamous London Fashion Week takes place.
If you walk through The Strand looking even remotely #fashion, prepare to be jumped on by photographers!
(I’m really not joking when I say it’s literally around the corner!)
London Fashion Festival
London Fashion festival is taking place at The Shore Studios (literally 2 mins away from the Garrick Café) from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th September.
Tickets range from £20 to £145, depending on how much you want to see. Click here to see ticket prices and info.
They have a jam-packed schedule, including catwalks (both designer and trend) as well as talks like ‘Meet the Designer’ and, ‘Careers in Fashion’.
PLUS, the shopping is basically what all your fashion dreams are made of, with 150 men and women’s fashion brands to shop from, and with exclusive industry insider prices, you can grab yourself a bargain!
LSESU Fashion Society
Whether you’re completely fashion obsessed, are interested in the business side of fashion, or simply want to get dressed up a bit, the LSESU fashion society is the place to start!
Throughout the year they will be running a host of careers events, trips to thrift shops in East London, regular gallery trips and much more.
On top of all this, you’ll have the chance to take part in their famous annual charity fashion show, which features collections from London-based designers.
*PLUS* The Fashion Society is running a competition to win tickets to London Fashion Festival – you can either enter by renewing your membership, or by popping by their Freshers fair stall at the Basement Balcony on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September.
Check out their website here and give them a like on Facebook here.
The V&A regularly hosts all kinds of incredible exhibitions. I highly recommend checking out their current exhibition, Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, which examines the work and legacy of the influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga.
The exhibition runs until Sunday the 18th of February, and costs £10 if you are a student. Just a warning though – you will come away with about 300 Instagram photos, and a strong desire to wear a beautiful ball gown every day from now on…
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