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This year's Labour Students priority campaign is on fighting climate change. Today marks nearly one year since Greta Thunberg started her strike from school, bringing the issue to the forefront of political discourse across the world. You can read more about this in Isabella's blog.

In other news, the annual Labour Students Summer Training is coming up on 24th-25th August and we're getting ready for freshers season!

 

The time to act on climate change is now and students must be at the forefront

Isabella Pojuner, LSE Labour Students Activist and Founding Editor of earth rise (@IPojuner)

'What I have learned over the past year is that students should not only be engaging in direct action or protests, but training ourselves: educating ourselves and others on environmental science and how its implications will affect us; creating the strategy to bring climate breakdown to the very forefront of politics; and ensuring we are the compassionate and resilient leaders of tomorrow. When we have Trump and Johnson installed in power, the manchilds of political history, we need to be the ones who have parental vision. We can’t expect anyone to have it for us. We can’t count on our elders to protect our interests when they have failed to do so thus far.'

Read more about how you can get involved and the 6 key actions that Isabella suggests here.


Foodbank collection at Labour Students Summer Training

This year's Summer Training will be in Brighton on 24th-25th August. Tickets go on sale next week so keep an eye out for more information!
Lottie Doherty, Chair of St Andrews Labour Society (@LottieEmily__)
'The UK’s largest food bank provider, The Trussell Trust, reported that between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, it gave out a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels, a 19% increase on the previous year.'
Read Lottie's blog to find out more about the issue and why we will be having a collection at all our events this year, starting with Summer Training!

FE College Tour!
As part of our newly launched Labour Students FE network, we will be visiting FE colleges across the country from September to November, distributing freshers' materials and encouraging more people to get involved.
Get in touch (furthereducation@labourstudents.org.uk) if you would like Labour Students to visit or provide resources to a FE college near you.

Don't forget...!

1. Request freshers' materials:


We are providing free materials for all clubs to give out at freshers’ fairs and throughout the year!

More details will be released soon but these will include our freshers’ booklet, leaflets, posters, stickers, guides, resources for specific campaigns and more.

Fill in this form to request materials for your club!

2. Renew your membership for 2019/20:


You can now renew your Labour Students membership for the 2019-2020 academic year. Visit our website to renew now.


Save the date:

24-25th August: Labour Students Summer Training
This will be in Brighton and tickets go on sale next week. We have some very exciting sessions planned, including the official launch of our priority campaign on fighting climate change so keep an eye out!

20th September: Labour Students at the Global Climate Strike
Details on the Labour Students bloc and how to join us coming soon!

21-25th September: Labour Party Conference
Labour Students is organising fringes on fighting climate change, as well as the need for a People's Vote. More details on these and our disco will be released soon. Get your conference pass here!

12th October: Labour Students at the People's Vote March
Details on the Labour Students bloc and how to join us coming soon!

Get in touch
You can contact Labour Students by emailing labourstudents@labourstudents.org.uk

Alternatively, contact details for all national committee members are available here.
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