Whilst hundreds of Labour activists enjoyed the excesses of conference, BULS was hard at work recruiting and welcoming new members into our movement. We were not alone though in our efforts, MP for Hall Green and Government Whip Steve McCabe stopped by to say hello to some of our new recruits as well as our older members.
This week on campus we have been campaigning to make the minimum wage fairer, by calling on the Government to provide the higher rate to people between 18 and 21. Our petition has had over 350 signatures and we’ll be spreading the message out to halls next week and in the next couple of months.
Another highlight of our stall has been our political compass. We took the idea from the popular website and asked people to guess where they might put themselves on the spectrum. We managed to put a few famous people on as well, including our own Guild President Jen Larbie and local Thatcherite Daniel O’Doherty.
I’m really looking forward to the year, we’ve got some great events planned which I hope all of our new members can enjoy! Can’t wait to get to know you all!