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Find out more about Young Liberals’ plans for Freshers’ Weeks

Liberal Democrats membership is at a record high with thousands of young members flocking to the party since the EU referendum. This movement of Young Liberals are challenging intergenerational inequality and speaking out about the decisions affecting their future most. In a period of immense political change student societies and local parties must amplify young voices during Freshers 2017.

Freshers season falls September-October, with exact dates differing from one institution to another. If you have a Young Liberals society at your local college or university, get in touch to find out what they have planned. You can check out some of the dates and locations Freshers Fairs were held last year on this interactive map. If you don’t have a Young Liberals society nearby, why not reach out to a Students Union and see if you can set something up?

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Liberal Youth’s Save Erasmus competition – Deadline approaching

Liberal Youth are campaigning to save the Erasmus exchange programme in future Brexit negotiations. This week they are running a competition to send a group of campaigners to the European Parliament 7th-8th November. Former Erasmus exchange students and exchange programme hopefuls are invited to share their stories as part of a video montage. MEP Catherine Bearder will invite a group to present a Save Erasmus petition in Brussels. The deadline for entries is midnight 18th October. Find out more here.

Over 10,000 people have backed a petition to safeguard the UK’s involvement in the Erasmus programme. Party members overwhelmingly passed a motion to call for the guaranteed continuation of the Erasmus programme and Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson John Pugh wrote to Brexit minister David Davis demanding he make this clear commitment.

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  • User Avatarlloyd harris 19th Jan - 12:29pm
    Couple of things that affected us, first the framing of the election as a fight between Boris and Jeremy which we had no control over....
  • User AvatarPaul Pettinger 19th Jan - 12:26pm
    Our anti-Labour "tactic was an utter failure as it simultaneously helped convince Tory voters that he [Corbyn] really was dangerous, and that therefore they had...
  • User AvatarOliver Craven 19th Jan - 12:16pm
    Exactly George
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 19th Jan - 12:03pm
    And indeed if we look at the infographic we in fact see that we won two 2017 Labour Remain voters for every 2017 Conservative Remain...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 19th Jan - 11:59am
    On the contrary. It was obvious from before the campaign even started that the Tories would frighten soft Tory Remainers with the prospect of Jeremy...
  • User AvatarPaul Pettinger 19th Jan - 11:54am
    I think this risks us drawing some unhelpful conclusions. A lot more remainers/ socially liberal voters are left of the centre than right of the...