LSU Discuss


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We will be holding meetings every Tuesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Location TBC (via our Facebook page). Here are some of the sessions which we have planned over the next few weeks:

16/10/2018 -  Freedom of Speech
What place does freedom of speech have in society, is it ever okay to censor speech? What is hate speech and do we have a right to offend?

23/10/2018 - Brexit

Should we be having a Brexit in the first place, is there justification for a second referendum? What kind of Brexit would you like to see?

30/10/2018 - Marriage
Is marriage still a relevant institution in the modern world, has it lost its traditonal meaning? Are there any benifits to marriage? Should everyone be free to marry?

13/11/2018 - Housing Crisis
With the average age of first time buyers in the UK reaching 30 is owning a house a realistic prospect for future generations? What are the causes and possible solutions to the housing crisis?

Entry to all of our events is free and open to everyone, particularly during the weeks following Freshers’. 

If you enjoy our sessions, please consider investing £5 in a membership to help us to keep on doing what we do!


Who are we?


The society that thinks! Come along for lively discussion about topical and social issues that affect students and young people. We are a student-led think tank which aims to develop policy ideas that will lead to a better society, a strong economy and global equality. Our three areas of focus are:


- Ethics

- Economics

- Politics


-Social and Current Affairs


Aims & Objectives

  • To create a stimulating environment where Loughborough’s brightest minds can come together and provide fresh perspectives and innovative solutions on society’s pressing issues
  • To provide a platform where our students can utilise the wide range of skills and knowledge they have acquired from their respective degrees and apply them in a practical setting
  • To produce tomorrow’s change makers both in the work place and beyond


Get involved in our society! - ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN

Conferences, Seminars & Debates:

  • We run events based on our three focus areas which from time to time will involve the participation of guest speakers and academics
  • These events support students in acquiring knowledge,  carrying out research and in developing opinions and thoughts

The Annual Review:

  • At the end of each academic year the LSU Society produces a review consisting of a number of reports written by our students
  • The reports come under the umbrellas of our three focus areas: social policy, economic policy, diplomacy & current affairs
  • The annual report serves as a culmination of all the research undertaken throughout the year

Social Media:

  • This year we want to use Twitter, blogging and YouTube to engage both the student population and general public in key discussion
  • Social media will also be used to document and show our progress during the academic year

Why should you join The Think Tank Society?

  • Increase your Employability Skills by taking part in research, organising events, networking, presentations and debates
  • Meet like minded people and have fun!
  • Engage in stimulating conversation
  • Voice your opinions at this university and beyond
  • Make a difference

Contact Information

Society Chair Luke Russell:

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- Follow: @LSUThinkTank

Society Treasurer Matthew Sheldon:

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