Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/403/4878

From The Socialist newspaper, 28 July 2005

Socialist Students

Book your stalls for the Freshers' fairs now!

In September, thousands of young people will be starting at universities across the country. Many will be looking for an alternative to the capitalist system that creates poverty, war and terrorism. Socialist Students is currently active in over 60 universities and colleges in England and Wales and has the potential to establish more societies than ever before!

Luke Aylward and Zena Awad, Socialist Students

Freshers' Fairs are an ideal way either to build an existing Socialist Students' society or start a new one. It is the best chance we have of recruiting new members as well as trying to get across our socialist ideas.

In some universities and colleges we still have no society established but we have been active and regularly campaigning on issues affecting students. Socialist Students members should be confident that this year will see us established as a society on that campus.

Freshers' Fairs promote existing clubs and societies to the new students - the 'freshers'. They are also meant to help students launching a club or society to meet other interested students and get the required number of members to set it up. All National Union of Students' (NUS) members have the right to book a stall at the Freshers' Fairs. Socialist Students are urged to find out the dates involved and to book their stalls now, before they're all gone.

Over the last year, young people have seen the occupation of Iraq descend into chaos, terrorist attacks in London, growing instability in the world and the failure of the G8 leaders to address the issues of world poverty and climate change. They face continuing cuts and privatisation in education and the prospect of student debt, low pay, casual work and unemployment.

The NUS has failed to mobilise students on these issues, despite the anger felt by the majority of young people, while cutting democratic structures within the union. In contrast, Socialist Students have been in the forefront of taking up and campaigning on issues affecting students on and off campuses. We call on NUS to campaign against privatisation and cuts, for a living grant for all students and to be a fighting union representing the interests of its 5.2 million members.

It is vital that we build Socialist Students to provide an alternative to those millions. We will fight to transform NUS into an active campaigning union that could, alongside the trade unions, help build a movement of students and workers in defence of our services, against war and terror and for a socialist world.

Socialist Students is already an obstacle to the policies of the right-wing leadership of the NUS and we are rapidly becoming their main political challenge locally, regionally and nationally - so book your Freshers' Fairs stalls now!

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 28 July 2005:

Workers' unity against war and terrorism

Repression won't prevent terrorism

Jean Charles de Menezes: Angry marchers demand justice

Tube drivers say safety is paramount

Workers' unity needed against war, terror and racism

Book your stalls for the Freshers' fairs now!

Book now for Summer Camp

Brazil: Lula government in crisis

Fighting the low pay scandal

Unions prepare for new pension attacks

Strike ballot to defend Rolls Royce convenor


 

Home   |   The Socialist 28 July 2005   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Socialist Students:

triangleSocialist Party members inspired by revolutionary events

triangleCampaigning in Southampton for school and college walkouts when Trump visits Britain on 13th July

triangleStop Trump! Build for 13 July student walkouts

triangleStudent leaders claim one million on the streets against Brexit - fight for a workers' exit

triangleProtest against Trump and May on 13 July

Students:

triangleHow 'Prevent' training fosters racist paranoia

triangleMay 1968: 'Communist' leaders hand power back to defeated bosses

triangleVictory: how school strike beat 'academy' privatisers

triangleMay 1968: Revolutionary explosion as two thirds of workforce join strike

Socialist:

triangleEast London Socialist Party: Is the far right rising?

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: Celebrating the 1000th issue of the Socialist

triangleChesterfield & Mansfield Socialist Parties: 200 years of Karl Marx

NUS:

triangleStudents protest as NUS restricts debate

triangleHow can students and young people fight the Tories?

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

20/6/18

Derby

Rolls-Royce: fight all job cuts!

20/6/18

Grenfell Tower

Grenfell disaster: one year on, still no prosecutions, still no adequate housing..

20/6/18

Tamil Solidarity

Tamil Solidarity Day: intense, lively, thought-provoking

20/6/18

DWP

DWP surrenders to union pressure - now vote Yes to smash pay cap for everyone

20/6/18

Orgreave

Orgreave - no justice, no peace

20/6/18

Knowsley

Knowsley council pushed back on cuts and privatisation

20/6/18

Cuts

Wrenford centre: Stop heartless Tory cuts

20/6/18

Leeds

Leeds: Disability campaigners force council to retreat

20/6/18

Socialist Party

Organisers' school - an opportunity to educate and discuss

20/6/18

National Shop Stewards Network

Unite agrees NSSN affiliation - come to the NSSN conference!

20/6/18

NHS

Yorks NHS workers fight outsourcing

20/6/18

Rail

Northern Rail strike reaches 21 days of action to save guards

20/6/18

BFAWU

McStrikers and young workers take centre stage at bakers' union 2018 conference

20/6/18

GMB

GMB union: NHS reps reject Tory pay offer

20/6/18

The Socialist

How do we produce the Socialist?

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999