Amy Longland, 22, is the Partnerships & Programmes Lead at MLMS. A recent graduate of a Master of Sciences in International Relations and Global Issues at the University of Nottingham. She was heavily involved in campaigning surrounding the EU referendum. She founded and developed a student campaign group at the university which was ultimately the most successful Students for Europe group in the UK. Through which, she appeared in televised debates, featured in multiple news articles, and featured in campaign videos and leaflets of both the national Students for Europe campaign and StrongerIn national campaign.
From 2015/16, Amy took part in the Three Faiths Forum initiative called Parliamentors, whereby she carried out a social action project that aimed to tackle Hate Crime in the Nottinghamshire area. This project took the form of a campaign entitled the ‘Stand with Me’ campaign, involving key community stakeholders, groups and young people in a ‘Stand with me Outreach Fair’ (which brought together all the community-based initiatives in Nottingham tackling Hate Crime under one roof); an interfaith discussion and debate entitled ‘Islamophobia and Antisemitism: Going Viral in 2016?’; and finally the ‘Stand with Me Summit’. This encompassed workshops, sessions and debates bringing together different faith leaders and community groups on topics such as ‘Hate Crime and the Law.’ She was also involved in Enactus Nottingham community enhancing projects, the Franco-British connections Policy Analysis Group, and completed the Nottingham Advantage Award.
Alongside her role at MLMS, Amy also now runs the national Students for Europe campaign. Now entitled Youth for Europe, her role includes coordinating 70 student groups from across the UK in campaigns that focus on mitigating the effects of the UK’s departure from the EU on the lives of students and young people. She is also the Vice-Coordinator of The European Society UK (TESUK), an organisation that provides support for a variety of university-based groups across the country to spread the word about Europe and the European Union. TES UK runs a variety of different projects that aim to facilitate education and engagement regarding Europe among young people, such as ‘Café Europe’ and ‘Europe at Schools.’ She has since been asked to speak on several panels and at multiple conferences about her campaign experiences and referendum journey. She has been awarded the ‘Political Contribution Award 2016’ by Parliamentors, and the ‘Student Experience Award’ by the University of Nottingham Students Union.
Interests: European Union, Youth Engagement, Campaigning, International Affairs, NGOs, Public Affairs, Media and Communications, Politics, International Relations
Other Languages: French