Society membership is only £3 and you get a free Socialist Students bag and badge when you join. All the money the society receives goes back into us being able to organise campaigns both locally and nationally.
We meet every Wednesday at 6pm, in Parkinson Building room B.11 - or meet us at Parkinson Steps 5.45pm! Socialist Students has discussions every week on different topics - theory, campaigns, international issues - as well as running campaigns to improve the lives of students, and rebuild the student movement.
We also organise socials for a more relaxed environment to socialise, get to know each other and discuss politics.
We've been leading the Leeds For Free Education campaign, we've organised demonstrations against the proposed student loan sell off (summer 2014), we won consent workshops at Leeds Beckett University as well as electing a Socialist Students member as women's rep.
Is socialism possible in the 21st century? Yes. But more than this, it's necessary.
Capitalism and cuts is having a devastating effect on the lives of ordinary people, especially for our generation. In the UK, we've seen trebled tuition fees, housing benefit cuts, minimum wage increases that only apply to the over 25s, and the scrapping of maintenance grants to be replaced with loans.
But it's not all bleak - students, workers and young people around the world have shown that it's possible to fight back! In Seattle, the minimum wage was almost doubled to $15/hr (just under £10) after the election of a socialist city councillor, Kshama Sawant. In the UK last summer we've seen massive protests against austerity: 200,000 people marched on 20th June. Jeremy Corbyn's victory in the Labour leadership election and his will to carry on fighting to maintain his mandate has been a boost to us all.
Many of us are looking further, for an alternative to capitalism; a system run in interests of the few which promises further economic and environmental catastrophe. If you're one of them - get involved with Socialist Students! We're a democratic national organisation, looking to discuss with students, and to organise as well.