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Minute books of the London School of Economics Common Room Committee and theStudents' Union. Includes Union Council and Executive meetings.

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LSE Students' Union

In the early years of the LSE staff and students would meet at afternoon teahours organised by the Director's Secretary Christian Mactaggart (1861 -1943). In 1897 these sessions were formalised when the Students' Union wasfounded. It was initially known as the Economic Students' Union.

The mission statement of the Students' Union is to:'...advance the interests,welfare and corporate life of its membership. As facilitator of studentlife, the Union ensures and maintains the provision of commercial, social,educational and sporting services across campus. It is solidly committed tothe effective promotion of equal opportunities and diversity in representingand safeguarding the interests of all LSE students'. Every year two studentsare elected to sit on LSE Council, the decision making body which controlsthe overall direction of the school.


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