Introducing the Queens Labour Party Society! New for the 2020/21 year, our society offers the perfect opportunity to share political opinions, learn new skills and socialise with like minded peers. We'd be delighted to welcome you as a member and if you have any questions feel free to contact us!
If you are interested in joining you can sign up at the link below:
- To provide a forum for Queen’s students to develop their political thought and engage in debate on the issues facing their generation of political leaders.
- To engage in community projects which advocate Labour Party values.
- To co-operate and establish relationships with fellow Queen’s University societies to ensure the University is held accountable by its students.
- To ensure Queen’s students can develop the political and leadership skills required to become leaders of Labour and socialist organisations, ultimately aiming to deliver the Labour Party into government.
- To represent the UK Labour Party in its role as an honest broker in the Northern Irish peace process. Queens University Labour Party Society does not support the standing of candidates in Northern Ireland and instead supports working with the Labour Party's "sister party" in NI elections.
'Facing the Future'
'Facing the Future' is our event series to be held throughout the year. On a fortnightly basis students will be invited to learn about the issues that will define their generation of political leaders. Detailed below are our events for first term and keep an eye out with exciting guests soon to be announced!
Wednesday 21st October: Climate Activism and Fighting for a Green New Deal
Wednesday 4th November: Movember - Mental Health Awareness
Wednesday 18th November: Understanding and Overcoming Anti-Semitism
Wednesday 2nd December: 21st Century Civic Socialism and Defeating the Politics of Hatred
As a new society we are also looking for members to join our executive committee. Here are our exciting roles:
The Public Relations Officer (PRO): The PRO will be responsible for the publicity relating to the Society, such as social media, mailing lists, posters, flyers, and other mediums used to advertise the Society’s activities. The PRO will produce these in consultation with the committee. The PRO will also be responsible for all publicity outside of the University in relation to the Society’s activities, contacting members of the media and other people deemed appropriate by the committee. Whilst, allowing other members of the Executive Committee access to society social media accounts, the PRO will coordinate and maintain the societies social media presence.
The Community Officer (CO): The Community Officer will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships between the society and community projects which advocate Labour party values. The CO should consult the membership and listen to its suggestions before making formal proposals as to participation in a community scheme. The Community Officer, in co-operation with selected projects, will determine the date, time and location of the societies community work and is required to ensure all members are aware of these details.
The Equalities Officer: The Equalities Officer will represent and promote the issues of the five Liberation Groups who face oppression in society today: Women, LGBT+, Trans, BAME and Disabled students. The Equalities Officer will lead campaigns relating to these Liberation Groups. Furthermore, they must record the concerns of members relating to equal opportunities within the society and ensure the Executive Committee acts upon these concerns.
The Liaison Officer: The Liaison Officer will be responsible for managing working relations between the Labour Party Society and other Queens University societies. Delivering on its historic role as an honest broker in Northern Ireland, the Labour Party Society, through its Liaison Officer, will negotiate and reach resolutions to hold the University accountable by its students and furthermore, ensure students are adequately supported through their studies at Queens.
First Year Representative: The First Year Representative will ensure new members in the first year of their studies at Queen’s have at least one representative on the Executive Committee. The First Year Representative will assist the President and Executive Committee in encouraging new members to become active participants in the Society.
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