• NUS urges students to vote in snap election

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    The National Union of Students (NUS) has urged students across the country to register and make their vote count in the June general election.

    Despite the date chosen – it falls between term time and summer holidays and for many higher education students they won’t be living at the address where they registered to vote in the UK – the NUS has welcomed the opportunity for students to have their say in politics and begin shaping their careers and futures.

    Malia Bouattia, NUS President, said: “Many students across the UK will be concerned about the implications of this election, which will effectively be a referendum on the terms of Brexit.

    “From protecting the rights of our international students to campaigning for fair funding for our education system, we have a responsibility as a union to get organised. Now is a moment for our movement to come together, to hold politicians to account, and to put forward the demands of students across the UK.

    “I will be working to draft our priorities and present them to all political parties. This work will focus on the key issues that our members have put forward in the last year and that we are already campaigning on.”

    The NUS will work to ensure as many students as possible are on the electoral register when polls open Thursday 8th June.




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