Labour Students exists to take the Labour message to students and to engage students with the Labour Party.
The part of Labour Students that you will see most often is your local college or university Labour Students Club. These groups usually meet on campus and invite along a speakers such as local Labour Party politicians, activists or commentators to talk, or organise campaigning, debates and socials . It’s about meeting regularly with people who share your values and having the chance to have your say.
Labour Students is a campaigning organisation, proud of our values, and proud of putting them into practice. We work hard to get Labour candidates elected – because it is with Labour in power that we can change peoples lives for the better. But we also run issue-based campaigns on campuses up and down the country. Our priority campaign this year is ‘Somewhere to Call Home’, a campaign to push for student-run letting agents that are run on your campuses and for a new National Student Housing Strategy. In the past we have run successful campaigns on student voter registration and on ensuring a Living Wage for workers.
The liberation campaigns in Labour Students are made up of four groups; BAME (black and minority ethnic), Disabled Students, LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans), and Women. These groups are a recognition of the discrimination and under-representation of these groups within politics and wider society. As such they are always at the heart of what Labour Students does. From caucuses at every Labour Students event to our recently introduced Liberation Conference, we are dedicated to fighting for real equality and ensuring events are accessible, both in the student movement and also in the wider politics of the UK. But at the heart of it all is the knowledge that only the Labour Party will fight for all people and work to create a more progressive, just and liberated society.
Our place in the Student Movement
Labour Students works in Students’ Unions and in the National Union of Students (NUS) to further our progressive values in the student movement. We stand candidates for election in the NUS and support our members who are elected student officers around the country.
Our National Events
Our national events give members the opportunity to spend time with other Labour Students from across the UK, hear from and speak with high-profile politicians, debate current issues and make long-lasting friends.There are lots of ways to get involved in Labour Students…