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Your guide to: Events at LSESU

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You guys said you wanted more information about events at LSE - well here you go! We run lots of different events throughout the year: some are going to be run by LSESU (that’s us!), while others will be organised and run by students or student groups and societies. Either way, there’s lots to get involved in during Michaelmas Term – you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy! 

So, here’s a quick rundown on the various kinds of events that we’ve got coming up this term…

Before we continue – we (your Students’ Union) are committed to ensuring our events and iniatives are as safe as possible for our new and returning students. We will be taking on board guidance from the School in the coming weeks and months, which means some events listed here could be subject to changes. Keep checking the relevant webpages on our website for the latest updates.

It is important for all of our students to follow the latest reccomended advice for keeping safe, especially those who are at a high risk. It may be that you will need to follow the governments advice in relation to your ability to participate in various activities listed here. To find out if you fall into a high risk category and for more information about the precautions you should take, please click here.

Welcome Events:

Welcome events don’t stop after your first week! They continue throughout the months of September and October and are definitely best way to kickstart your year at LSE. While we’re still in the process of cooking up an exciting calendar of events for you, you can expect a range of activities to come: from yoga retreats to bingo, wellbeing workshops to student meet & greets, you can rest assured that we’ve got you covered!

More announcements about our Welcome Week events will be coming very soon, so make sure you sign up to our Welcome Mailing List and follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages!

‘Give It A Go’ Week:

Do you have a particular club or society that you’re interested in joining? Why not try them out for free during ‘Give It A Go’ week? Starting in October, ‘Give It A Go’ sessions are great way to try out a club or society with no pressure to join afterwards. These sessions are organised by students to give new students the chance to have a taste of what societies and sports clubs are actually like without having to pay the membership fee to join.

There will be a lot of these sessions taking place throughout the dedicated ‘Give It A Go’ week and throughout Michaelmas Term, so keep an eye on our Give it a go page for more information.

Student socials:

LSESU runs regular community socials throughout the year to bring you guys together with students of similar interests, courses, and backgrounds. Last year, we held a range of postgraduate and international student socials, and we anticipate this will continue “virtually”! This is a great way to meet like-minded students. Watch out for updates on our What’s on Calendar and our Facebook page to see these pop up throughout the year.

With over 250 student groups at LSESU, the events held by our sports clubs and societies make up a big part of the LSESU events calendar. While some events will be strictly for members of a particular club, society or student group, there will be some events that are open to all students or even the public. A number of student groups are taking their events digital, meaning you can attend from the comfort of your own homes!

These could be anything and everything, and due to the diverse nature of our student groups, these events will cover a broad range of interests so there is bound to be something you can get involved in! Keep an eye on our What’s on Calendar to be the first to hear about these. You can also find individual club, society or student group social media pages for additional updates on our Join in section.

Fun at Three Tuns!

Your student bar, the Three Tuns (aka “Tuns”), is located on the ground floor of the Saw Swee Hock. It is due to re-open for Michealmas Term subject to the latest guidance.

Throughout your time at LSE, the Three Tuns bar will host an exciting range of themed nights – including quizzes, open mic nights, game nights, karaoke, live DJ’s and a whole lot more! For now, these will be ones that you can “digitally” pop along to or stream, so keep your eyes peeled for updates on these events in our Welcome Newsletters and on our Facebook page.

Black History Month:

Throughout the month of October, LSESU will be putting on a big celebration of black culture for Black History Month! Last years’ BHM underwent a revamp at the hands of your former Education Officer: we had film screenings, photo exhibitions, public lectures, workshops and so much more!

You can understandably expect it to be a little different this year, but we’re working on a line-up of events and initiatives for the LSE student community to get involved in - so remember to keep an eye on our social media channels for more information.

Officer events:

LSESU is ran by 17 student officers: 5 are full time and 12 are part time. These students are elected by the rest of the LSE student population in the termly elections that take place every year. Depending on the officers’ priorities, they will run and host different types of events to serve the interests of the student body… that’s you guys!

As the leaders of the Students’ Union, your safety is their utmost priority, and they will be looking at how all students can access their projects through digital and virtual means. Here are just some of the examples of student officer-led events from previous years:

  • Festival of Creativity – A month of events dedicated to celebrating the bustling and diverse creative scene at LSE, brought to you by a former General Secretary.
  • Green Week – Organised by a former Environment & Ethics Officer, this week-long calendar of events aimed to promote sustainable living and environmental awareness among the student body.
  • Pride Week – Brought to you by your former LGBT+ Officer, this week-long calendar of events aimed to bring together and celebrate the LGBT+ community at LSE! Examples of Pride Week events include: free public lectures, LGBTea and Coffee mornings, and our LSESU Pride club night at “Tuns”!
  • Tea & Talking – Brought to you by your former Community & Welfare Officer, T&T sessions were regularly held throughout the year to give students a chance to kick back and de-stress (with free tea and cake!) with fellow LSE students in order to take a break from studying.
  • Rag Week – Organised by your former Raising & Giving (RAG) Officer, RAG week raised money through a week of fun and exciting fundraising initiatives for their annual partner charities (this includes the RAG band for Freshers week).

So clearly, you have a lot of different events to look forward to this term! This outline of your upcoming events is just a brief snapshot of what you can expect from Michaelmas Term. So, in order to make sure you can participate in these events – make sure you are signed up to our Welcome Mailing List, and to keep a watch out on our LSESU Website and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for further announcements!