Mobilizing students

Mobilizing students can be difficult. Throughout university student begin to question their beliefs and understandings of the world. Some may become activists, others might not see themselves as playing a role in a political context.

Just like other forms of public engagement, canvassing students start with crafting a good strong message and having an idea of who you want to attract. Advertise the specific skills needed in your campaign, i.e social media expert, event planner etc.

However the student environment can be tricky to navigate. Residence buildings offer a great opportunity to talk to many students in a short time.

The hard part is keeping students, especially first year university students engaged and mobilized about a cause. The Student Environmental Action Coalition has put together this detailed guide about how to get students involved with your campaign and keep them interested.

 

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