If you’ve just joined Labour Students then welcome, you couldn’t of joined at a better time! This is a fresh start for Labour Students, we want you to play your part in shaping the organisations future and to help us achieve all our plans for the next year. We’re your new national office, Michael, Erin, and Alec, if you have any questions about what we do or what our roles are don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We were all disappointed with the result on May 8th. A Tory government means harsh cuts for the very poorest in our communities. This disappointment however, has led to thousands of you joining us to fight back against the Tories, fight against inequality in our society, and fight for a better future for our generation. Our membership has gone up by a massive 40% since the general election, thousands of you have put your disappointment to one side and decided to get organised to make a difference. It is more important than ever that we have a student movement which will help shape our party, change the status quo on our campuses, and fight for Labour values across the country.
We’re ready to get started on that change. Over the next year we have so much to do. From organising summer training, a priority campaign, and freshers; to elections in Scotland and Wales as well as the Mayoral elections in London. We are here to help and support you through all of it. Our movement has a proud and long history which has helped shape the Britain you see today and we’re not going to stop there, and as a Labour Student, we know you won’t either.
With thousands of new members and the commitment shown in the past few months by our existing members we know that this year will be amazing! We want to hear from you about what we can do to help make Labour Students thrive on your campuses. We will be holding our usual national events over the next year, Summer Training, Political Weekend, National Council and National Conference but we will also be with you every step of the way on your campuses and on the doorstep up and down the country. We want to use this year to build a brighter future for Labour Students and we want you to play your part in shaping that future. Over the next few months we want your input in organising national events, setting the agenda on our priority campaign, making our organisation as transparent and democratic as it can be, and redeveloping our approach to freshers so that we’re delivering the best possible support for Labour clubs up and down the country.
If you’re not already a member of your Labour Club, join! Being a member of a club is amazing, and it’s where we all started, campaigning on issues you care about and making lifelong friends along the way. If you don’t know what your local club is, or you’re not sure if your college or University has a Labour Club get in touch with one of us and we’ll point you in the right direction (you can also find our club directory here). And, if there isn't a club at your university, we'll do our very best to help you set one up! In the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, and sign up to our mailing list if you’re not already!
Finally we want to thank the previous national officers for their work this past year. Guiding Labour Students through a General Election isn’t easy, and they did it brilliantly. Finn, Grace, and Brad, thank you for everything you’ve done and all the best for the future!
Your new national officers,
Michael, Erin, and Alec