Young workers and students are suffering as result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown;
exploitative landlords are refusing to let us out of contracts, our hours at work have been reduced,
cancelled or we’ve been furloughed, and most students are not eligible for universal credit. On top
of this, universities are expected to make massive cuts this year, which could see the quality of our
education fall even further and the developing financial crisis could see high youth unemployment,
with us struggling to find work. Socialist Students campaigns on all these issues and more. We meet
weekly during term time to discuss the main issues facing people and the planet, but more
importantly, what we can do about it.
Our society aims are:
1) To host regular meetings where students discuss and debate both current and historical ideas that can help us understand the world we live in and how we might be able to change it.
2) To educate members on the values and practices of socialism.
3) To be active in the struggle to change things. We will organise and mobilise our members to defend education, fight war and oppression and to campaign on a wide range of other issues relevant to our members.
UAL Socialist Students is affiliated to Socialist Students, which is a democratic campaigning organisation that has groups in over 40 university and college campuses across Britain. We stand against the marketisation of higher education and campaign for free education, with an end to student debt. We campaign for rent control, the scrapping of agency fees and for mass council house building. We oppose oppression and stand in solidarity with those fighting for liberation.
We are planning to organise a banner-making session. Other than holding regular zoom meetings to discuss issues relevant to students, we are also planning to do campaign activities on campus to fight for free education and decent, affordable housing for students and young people.
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