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A statement from the LSESU Sabbatical Officer Team 2023/24

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We share the concerns of the entire LSE community regarding the recent article published by The Beaver. LSESU firmly reiterates that there is absolutely no room for sexual harassment at LSE, and we are resolute in our commitment to eradicating it. No one should feel unsafe on campus.


We are working closely with student groups, including HandsOff LSE, and the EDI team at the University to continue the dialogue on this matter. Although there has been progess in tackling this issue on campus through initiatives such as Consent.Ed, there is still work to be done. LSE bears a significant responsibility to ensure the safety of our campus, staff, and student communities, as well as strive for consistency, accountability, and transparency in its handling sexual misconduct cases. We therefore support the petition organised by HandsOff LSE, which you can sign here.


We also call on LSE to immediately:


1. Provide support and provisions to students and staff both directly and indirectly impacted by the article published in The Beaver

2. Launch an independent review of the handling of the specific case outlined in The Beaver and LSE’s Sexual Misconduct Procedure

3. Devise an Action Plan in partnership with staff and student groups disclosing the measures that LSE is implementing


As LSESU, we stand unwaveringly in complete solidarity with survivors and those actively combating sexual misconduct at LSE to ensure the voice of victims remains at the forefront of the discussion. We must enhance awareness among students about the current support and assistance available. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct and are unsure of where to seek support or wish to explore reporting options, please take a look at the resources below:

  • In relation to harassment, sexual violence or bullying, we recommend visiting the making a choice page. It includes support options, how to make a report and relevant information you may need.
  • If you are a student having a hard time or crisis, you can access out-of-hours support here
  • You can contact our external sexual violence support worker from this link. You can also call the rape crisis helpline on 0808 802 9999 (opening hours 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30 every day).
  • You can book sessions with Survivors UK from this link or use the online chat platform to access support (operated Monday to Sunday, 12:00 to 20:00).
  • For information on how to book an appointment with the LSE counselling team, visit this page.


LSESU Sabbatical Officer Team 2023/24