Getting involved with Labour Students is easy.
Depending on where you study there may or may not already be an active Labour Students club where you are. Usually, if a Labour Students club is present on campus they will be at a “Freshers” Fair or an event where you can sign up to societies at your Student Union or college. If you’re not sure whether there is a Labour Club that already exists where you are, you can email your local Labour Students regional coordinator whose details you can find on the National Committee page.
You can also get involved by liking us on Facebook to get updates on our national events and Twitter to keep up to date with our campaigns!
If there isn’t a Labour Students club where you are then don’t fret you can still get involved! To come along to Labour Students events you only need to be a member of the Labour Party and studying at an FE or HE institution in the UK or be on an apprenticeship.
Labour Students have four fantastic events held in different locations across the country every year:
Political Weekend – Political Weekend is our flagship event, the first event in the Labour Students calendar. It is usually held in Autumn when students return to their studies and is spread across two days. The biggest event Labour Students hosts with over 100 attendees, Political Weekend is always popular and often tickets sell out fast. Past speakers include: Emily Thornberry MP, Jonathan Ashworth and comedian Ayesha Hazarika. It is a great opportunity to meet like minded students from across the country as well as enjoy panel debates, speeches and Q&As with some of the biggest names in the Labour Party.
Liberation Conference – Liberation Conference is usually held in the Winter, and is all about equality. A new addition to the Labour Students calendar, Liberation Conference will be a chance for the liberation campaigns; BAME (black and minority ethnic), Disabled Students, LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) and Women to discuss the challenges to face them, as well as to teach those who don’t self identify how to be a good ally to those who do. We also hear from leading equality campaigners and politicians, all of whom have incredible stories to tell.
National Conference – At National Conference Labour Clubs send delegates to represent them, and to move and vote on Labour Students policy. If you enjoy debating ideas or just like listening to discussions on important issues then this is the event for you. National Conference is where we democratically determine our policy agenda, and we regularly discuss a range of important issues from Trade Union membership and campaigning, to railway nationalisation and international issues.
Summer Training – Summer Training is usually the last event in the Labour Students calendar. Over the Summer holidays Labour Students from across the country get together and share best practice, learn about campaigning and hear from guest speakers. Held over two days Summer Training is a great opportunity to learn new skills and prepare for the next academic year as a Labour activist.