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.

Watch our current president live on CWI media above from 15.00 minutes in explain more about what we are fighting for. 

Join Socialist Students and join the fight for a future we can look forward to and nor fear! 

Are you a socialist? Do you want to learn more about what socialists stand for? Do you want to be active in the struggle to change things? Whether you are already a socialist or still exploring socialist ideas, we want you to join our society! Southampton Socialist Students is open to all students who are looking for an alternative to the misery of capitalism. 

The future faced by young people in the crisis-ridden world means a fightback is necessary. Mass youth unemployment is widely predicted. The collapse in university funding further threatens our right to education. Our ability to move out of home and the hope of a decent life, not weighed down by debt and low pay, were already severely limited. The corona crisis has further exposed that the capitalist system and its parties of the rich cannot be trusted to give us a future. 

Young people have no choice but to get organised and fight for a future. Before the covid pandemic hit, the world was being shaken by mass movements – from Chile to Lebanon to Hong Kong – with courageous young people playing a big role. Now the covid crisis and the economic crisis it has opened up have intensified the inequality that triggered those movements. Already some of those movements are re-emerging – and they will spread and grow. 

Southampton Socialist Students want to part of the movement for change here in Britain but we need your help! The Young Socialists & Socialist Students  have produced a youth charter for discussion and debate, which you can read on our website.  If you agree, join us in the fight for a future we can look forward to not fear.

What do we do?
We are active in the struggle to change things. We 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. We host regular meetings where we can 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. This year we will be doing a combination of in-person and virtual events alongside our existing campaigning work. Join us to receive email updates about our plans.

About Socialist Students
Southampton Socialist Students is affiliated to Socialist Students, which is a democratic campaigning organisation that has groups in over 30 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. 

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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:

Isaac Leal
Communications
Robert Owens
President
Aleksandra Isajeva
Secretary
Eva Papadopoulou
Treasurer
Rebecca Gardner
Vice-President

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2021/22 standard membershipFREE01/08/2021 - 31/07/2022As 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 (posters, magazines etc) at in-person meetings.

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