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10
Nov

In the Spotlight: Natalie Bennett confirmed as guest speaker

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You may remember our Union President Alex Hovden’s excited post earlier this month to announce a new series of high-profile speaker events coming soon. Without further ado, we can now reveal that former leader of the Green party, Natalie Bennett will be joining us on Tuesday 06 December for the first event.

Come along to The Cube from 18:30 to listen to Natalie speak about her political background and Green Party politics. We will also be offering you the opportunity to ask any questions in a Q&A session for the last 15-20 minutes of the event.

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02
Jun

Eddie Izzard #StandUpForEurope – A look back

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“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”.

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24
May

An Audience with Eddie Izzard – Free transport confirmed

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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

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11
May

EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

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Not sure whether to vote BritaIN or BrEXIT? Here are some of the facts to help you make an informed decision…

Reasons to remain according to Britain Stronger in Europe:

  • 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU
  • The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries
  • For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back through increased trade, investment, jobs, growth and low prices
  • Worker’s rights are protected by the EU, such as paid maternity leave and guaranteed holiday leave
  • EU laws protect women’s rights, including equal
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