The London School of Economics Students' Union
(sometimes referred to as LSESU
) is the representative and campaigning body for students at The London School of Economics and Political Science
(LSE). Like other Students' Unions, it also supports and funds a range of student activities of campus, including societies, sports clubs through the Athletics Union (AU), the Media Group and Raising and Giving (RAG) charitable fundraising initiatives.
The Union is affiliated with the National Union of Students
(NUS), as well as being part of the federal Union for University of London
students, the University of London Union
(ULU). It is also a founder member of the Aldwych Group
, the national group of Students' Unions which mirror the members of the Russell Group
, the top twenty research-intensive universities in the country.
Founded in 1897, LSE Students' Union is one of the oldest Students' Unions in the UK, and often regarded as one of the most politically active in the country - a reputation it has held since its origins, when it held fortnightly political debates known as the 'Clare Market Parliament'. In 1905, the Students' Union founded the Clare Market Review
journal, which ran until 1973 and has since been revived in 2008.
After the First World War
, the Students' Union expanded the range of societies and sports clubs its offered, aided by then Director of the LSE, William Beveridge
, who expanded the LSE estate, including securing the... Read More