Last Saturday was my fourth and final Fresher’s fayre at Dundee University. Three years ago as a nervous, slightly hungover fresher I found the labour stall and signed up to be a member of Dundee Labour Students and the Labour party. Since then I’ve campaigned in countless by-elections, a European Parliament election, a referendum and a general election. I’ve met students from up and down the country. I’ve been involved in campaigns from getting a living wage to ending pay day loans. I didn’t realise then how big a part Labour Students would play in my University experience and how it would change my time at Dundee.
Look ahead three years and Dundee Labour Students has just had one of our most successful fresher’s fayres ever, even running out of leaflets! From first years to post graduates, this year saw students representing every part of our campus come and seek out Labour. Many were just interested to learn about politics and find out about the Labour Party. But so many more were angry at the Conservative government, and the impact that the policies are having on their lives and the lives of their families.
It’s amazing to have so many new people joining Dundee Labour Students and other Labour Clubs across the country. With such important elections for us here in Scotland, and with elections in London and Wales too it’s a fantastic time to get involved.
Pippa Weaver is the Chair of Dundee Labour Students and sits on the Scottish Labour Students Committee as Womens Officer.