On 23 June 2016, Britain held a referendum to ask whether it should leave the European Union, with Leave winning by 51.9% to 48.1%. Since then, more than 1.4 million young people are now eligible to vote.
When the referendum was held, the Union backed remain, citing a negative impact on higher education and graduate opportunities as key reasons for this decision. Our full blog on this decision can be found here: EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?
The deadline for the UK to leave the EU is fast approaching. What this will look like no one yet knows, but there … Read the rest
In the same year that our very own student-led television station, SUSUtv, turns ten years old, we caught up with new Station Manager, Alex Smith, to find out why he thinks you should give SUSUtv a go.
Now although I only became a member of SUSUtv at the beginning of last year, I have truly found it to be one of the greatest experiences I’ve had at university. Here is exactly why you should become a member of your Union’s TV Station!
Firstly, you get the chance to make exactly what you want and are given the opportunity to investigate … Read the rest
After months of campaigning and debating, the big day is finally here. Make sure you get down to your local polling station, open until 22:00 tonight, to have your say and vote in what will be one of the biggest decisions of this generation.
If you’re still undecided, click here for more facts from both sides of the argument and why we, as your students’ union, believe that remaining IN is the best choice for YOU.
To hear more about how our EU membership benefits you, watch the following video from your Full-Time Officers and honorary President:
“My message to all students is please register [to vote] by the 07 June. That is the date, because otherwise older people will be deciding your future for you on the 23 June. You’ve got to register by the 07 June. It’s your decision. It’s your life. You’re going to have a big long future. The opportunities in Europe are there for you. Low cost flights, free roaming charges, healthcare all across Europe is right there now. It could be taken away from you so get registered before the 07 June and vote remain on the 23 June”.
We have organised for comedian, charity activist and ultra marathon runner, Eddie Izzard to talk about his views on the EU Referendum to encourage you to register to vote ahead of the 07 June deadline.
The event, held at Switch Southampton, will feature a talk from the comedian and charity activist, before a Q&A session where the audience will be able to pose their questions for Eddie to answer.
Vice-President Engagement, Hannah Talbot, says, “We want students to understand the arguments surrounding the EU Referendum and to feel empowered to vote. The UK is the 2nd largest beneficiary of … Read the rest
You will need to register to vote for the EU Referendum before the 7th June, or by the 18th April, if you are interested in voting in local elections as well. Make sure you have your say and register to vote here.