I have worked in campaigns for the past 5 years for a range of charities and campaigning organisations, including Friends of the Earth and the volunteering charity CSV. Most recently I worked behind the scenes on the huge NGO coalition campaign against the Lobbying Act, which was inspiring yet completely exhausting. I have been at NUS for about 6 months, working mostly on producing two web platforms that will form the basis of NUS’ General Election campaign, helping students’ unions and students plan and get involved in the election. Once the student site is launched (soon), I’m looking forward to being able to leave the office more often! The student movement is still something I’m trying to get my head around, but it’s an exciting place to be. There is already a lot of great campaigning that goes on but the potential for more is also huge.
Lab 3 Participant