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Labour Students are proud of our partnership with Community Trade Union. Shonagh Munro, Chair of Edinburgh Labour Students, talks about being part of Community and our shared values.

My name is Shonagh and I'm a second year student at Edinburgh University. I joined Labour students in 2014 and since then British politics has seen some of the most exciting events in recent times. In my local Labour club I've campaigned to ensure students are registered to vote as well as for our staff to be paid the living wage. We also have hosted a number of socials where we taught our English Labour Students equivalents how to celidh and introduced them to the wonders of haggis!

I campaigned up and down the country in last year’s general election and it was during this time I discovered Community. I joined them not only for the help they give to Labour Students or even for the support that they give me as a worker, but rather for the passion in helping those in Britain whose voices have been drowned out by the Tory Government and they're passion and determination in ensuring that our workers have the rights and support they deserve. Watching Community target resources to key seats for Labour which, due to their hard work, turned into Labour gains, was why I knew Community was the Union for me.

Some of the most vulnerable workers in the country are students and Community's work on protecting our rights is second to none. Community is a modern trade union, fit for the 21st century, which seeks to empower working people in order to create better communities for us all. The Labour Campaign Network brings together students and workers in order to campaign for Labour all year round. Community shares our values, our passion and our commitment to the Labour Party but also offer vital protection to those students who are often some of the most vulnerable workers. All of our events wouldn’t be possible without the continuing support of Community. They offer us resources, support and advice throughout the year – you can join Community’s Labour Campaign Network for as little as £2.60 a month


Being Part of Community

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Coming to University can be daunting but becoming part of Labour Students is a good way to make friends, have great experiences, have fun at socials and learn more about Labour. 

Hello everyone, my name is Lydia and I’m a Leeds University Labour student.

In a year that has been very interesting for the Labour Party and British politics as a whole, Labour Students has been an incredibly fun and inviting organisation to be part of. It's been a great part of my university experience so far and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Meeting likeminded individuals who share my values has been great! Whether you've just joined the party or have been a member for a while, this is a great way to learn and experience more of the Labour Party. I've met some fantastic people and it's given me experiences I'm so grateful for.

I really hoped to gain experience in campaigning this year and through Labour Students I've been able to do just that. From leafleting and door knocking during the local elections in Leeds, campaigning during the EU referendum around the country to campaigning for Labour Students at the National Union of Students Conference in Brighton, being part of Labour Students means you're never short of opportunities.

Since September, I’ve been to lots of events like Labour Students and Young Labour Conferences and I've met so many great politicians and activists including Hilary Benn, Rachel Reeves, Sadiq Khan and Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Students says that ‘liberation is at its heart’. There's always room for improvement but one thing I've absolutely loved about Labour Students are the caucuses. If you belong to liberation groups like myself, whether you identify as BAME, a woman, LGBT or disabled, there will always be a safe space for you. It's one my favourite parts of being involved in the organisation and you get to meet some fantastic people. I'm really looking forward to what this year has to bring for Labour Students and liberation.

As a result of my positive experience I decided to stand as internal campaigns and BAME liberation officer at Leeds and I won! I'm really looking forward to the year ahead in both Labour Students and the Party.

Coming to University can be daunting: leaving home, moving to a new city and meeting new people can be difficult, but joining your university Labour society and becoming part of Labour Students is a good way to make friends, have great experiences, have fun at socials and learn more about Labour.

I look forward to meeting you at some of our events this year!

Lydia, Leeds University Labour society


My Year as a Labour Student

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