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Student campaigns that have made real change

Did you know that as a student at King’s you are a part of a movement that can change the course of history?

Every single student at King’s is automatically a member of KCLSU, a place for students to organise collectively around their interests and come together to call for change. The student movement has been a driving force behind some of history’s major social and political shifts… all led by and for students!

Throughout history, many student-led campaigns have led to real societal change. A striking example can be found in America with the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. In North Carolina, at a time where segregation was still rampant, four students of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University led a sit-in in the F.W. Woolworth department store to protest against their policy of racial discrimination. The scope of this action far exceeded this store chain, as the Greensboro sit-ins effectively started nationwide sit-ins and protest against segregation in America, as well as serving as a foundation for the creation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).


There are more examples of how students have driven social change:

While these may seem like big ambitious actions, and they have certainly made a big difference in people’s lives, they all started with a few passionate people coming together to dream for something better and plan to make it happen.


Could you be next?

As a member of KCLSU, you can access specialist support, training, and coaching to make another world possible. Have an issue you feel passionately about? Is there a burning injustice that keeps you awake at night? Talk to us and we will give you the tools and support to make change a reality.


Find out about the campaigns our members are developing and how you can get involved here.

Learn more about how to campaign here.

Submit your campaign idea here to get hands-on support from our staff team.


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