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MillionPlus and NUS urge students to vote to remain in the EU

Tuesday 26-04-2016 - 17:20

In a letter published today in the Daily Telegraph, MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities and NUS have called on HE students and staff to register to vote in the EU referendum and to vote for Britain to remain in the European Union.

The letter is signed by both Professor Dave Phoenixthe, Chair of MillionPlus and Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, and Megan Dunn, NUS National President.

The letter refers to the UKs university sector as “one of our major success stories”, with major economic, cultural and global contributions being made by students and academics “in every city, region and country of the UK”.

It continues, by praising the “incredibly beneficial collaboration” between UK and European partners, creating opportunities and benefits that “cannot be valued only in pounds and euros” as well as the boost membership has given to the UK’s “world-leading research”.

The letter concludes: “If our universities are to go from strength to strength, and if the students of today are to become the global leaders of tomorrow, we urge everyone associated with higher education to register now to vote in the referendum and to vote to remain in the EU on 23 June.”

You can read the letter in full here

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