Students at LSE are constantly looking for ways to encourage societal change and equality. We want our students to feel empowered to bring about change at the school and society as a whole.
We campaign throughout the year on many issues on campus such as: newer and better facilities; fairer treatment of our Graduate Teaching Assistants; and a more diverse range of speakers at LSE Public Events.
Don’t feel restricted to the LSE campus though – LSE students also campaign on national and international issues such as tuition fees, Islamophobia, and ethical supply chains.
The following are just a few examples of fantastic campaigning that LSE students have been involved in this year:
· Student Action for Refugees' Equal Access to Higher Education campaign.
· Protecting Legal Aid in the UK as part of Postcards for Justice.
· Tackling European Unpaid Internships (contact Marta for more details).
· To promote sustainability on campus, join Sustainable Futures' campaign here.
· Be part of the global Fossil Free campaign - LSE Divest.
· Find out about the many Amnesty International campaigns here.
The SU representatives have also been busy with the following:
· The launch of the Priority campaign ONE LSE
· BME at LSE: improving Black and Minority Ethnic student engagement in the SU
· Challenging the government's Immigration Bill - find out how you can act here.
· Collecting signatures for the petition against the privatisation of student loans.
· LSE Lovin' to get more sexual health advice and guidance.
LSESU run campaigns training throughout the year and can also arrange tailored sessions if you’re running a campaign as part of a society, or just as a one-off. If you already know how to campaign and you just need help with the practical stuff like designing and/or printing flyers, or publicising your events online, we can help with that too!
Get in touch with Claudia Coussins, Student Engagement Coordinator, to find out how the SU can help. Or pop into the ARC in the Saw Swee Hoc Centre Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm and help yourself to campaigning materials.