Students at The University of Warwick Have Voted To Remain In NUS
Students at the University of Warwick have voted to remain affiliated to the National Union of Students.
Warwick SU’s NUS referendum began on Tuesday May 17 and ended Friday at noon. The question asked: “Should Warwick SU continue its affiliation with the National Union of Students?”
63.4% of students voted to remain while 34.9% voted to leave. 2463 votes were cast in total.
President of Warwick SU announced this was a record turnout.
thanks to students for engaging in debate deep in Term 3. Record turnout of 2463 no mean feat. Still lots more to do though #WarwickVotes
— Isaac Leigh (@IsaacLeigh) May 20, 2016
This is the third win for the National Union of Students this month.
University of Lincoln Students’ Union and Newcastle University Students’ Union voted to disaffiliate earlier in May, while students at Exeter and Surrey voted to remain affiliated. More results are expected today from Hull University Students’ Union, with further referendums taking place over the coming weeks.
The victory for Remain campaigners comes after the Leave camp, ‘NUS Exit Warwick’, were yesterday accused of breaching SU election rules when posters were discovered that hadn’t been printed in the SU – a regulation method used to control spending.
Email from SU elections panel: the Leave NUS campaign have been breaking the rules on campaigning. They need to take down their posters ASAP
— Charlie Hindhaugh (@Lapsang_) May 19, 2016