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Labour Society

We are the Labour Society at the University of Sussex. We welcome all students and staff of the University to join, and membership is free to all. We try to work with other Labour Students clubs around the UK and work closely with the Brighton, Hove and District Labour Party (the City Party). 

Join

We don't have an official recorded membership feature (it's a more open structure), but you can join the national Labour party and the National federation of Labour Students here
You can also join us on our Members Only Facebook group or on our Facebook page where you can see the events we're organising or just chat with our fellow Labour supporters.

Meetings

We host a weekly informal meeting every Monday from 6pm - 8pm where you can hang out with fellow Labour supporters, chat about politics in a relaxed and friendly environment, and talk directly to committee members about what the society is or should be doing. We will be in Bramber 255 on the 05/02/2018 & 12/02/2018. From 19/02/2018 we will be based in Fulton 107.

Please check out our Facebook page for news about any changes to meeting times or venues, as well as more updates and events when they come up. We also have a Members Only forum where you can discuss and organise in a safe space.

Campaigns & Events

UCU Strike Rally

We are an active society and we have recently been running events and campaigns aimed at improving life for students in Brighton and across the country.

Recently:

  • We raised over £300 for Brighton based LGBTQ+ Charity MindOut by teaming up with UoS Drag Society to run a Christmas Drag Show.
  • Society members helped organise the Rent Strike that took on the university and won over £65,000 in compensation for the King's Road residents.
  • Members of our society were key orchestrators of a national UCU Strike rally (shown above) held on campus to show support for our lecturers in their fight against University UK's unfair pension reforms.
  • We organised a free education demonstration on campus, and travelled up to London for NCAFC's annual march on Parliament.
  • We travelled up to Lewes to protest Katie Hopkins at the Lewes Speakers festival.
  • We have hosted speakers including RMT and Deliveroo unionists, new Labour Kemptown MP (and former society member) Lloyd Russell-Moyle, and even Jeremy Corbyn in the past.

In the coming year we hope to run more events such as documentary and film screenings, hosting external speakers, debates, and of course more campaigning and fundraising.

Committee

We are due to have elections for the 2018/2019 committee some time after freshers, but for now we have an interim committee to organise freshers activities, ensure a smooth start to the year and carry out the full committee elections. Anyone is welcome and encouraged to apply, so you can help take a leadership role and shape where we go as a society. We reserve some positions for "liberation officers" for each of the national liberation campaigns run by Labour Students. The interim committee is currently made up of the following people:

Chair

Jack Lewis

 

Vice Chair: Campaigns

Gemma Bolton

 

Secretary

 

Treasurer

Vacant

 

Women's Officer

Vacant

 

BAME Officer

Vacant

 

Disabled Students' Officer

Vacant 


LGBTQ+ Officer

Vacant 

 

Trans Officer

Vacant

 

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Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies and Student Media Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies and Student Media Administrator - Liz Alcock

Email: liz.a@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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