Socialist Students Society

Young workers and students are suffering as result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lock down; 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.

Southampton 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 marketization 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. For more about socialist student’s programme visit the policies section of our website.

About Socialist Students Society

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Socialist Students Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Full membershipFREE01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020As a member you will receive email updates about the activities of the society including invitations to meetings and campaigns as well as access to our materials and literature

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Socialist Students Society this year are:

  • Alex Monroe
  • Megan Sharpe
  • Rebecca Gardner

Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Socialist Students Society are available to view below