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University of Leicester students say #YestoNUS

Monday 24-10-2016 - 18:42

We are delighted that students at the University of Leicester have voted to remain affiliated with their national union.

Students at the University of Leicester have voted to remain part of their national union in a membership referendum held on 20-21 October. 826 voted to remain a part of NUS and 374 voted to leave.

The University of Leicester now joins the University of Bristol and University of Lincoln, where students have all voted this month for their students’ unions to remain affiliated to NUS.

Malia Bouattia, NUS president, said:

“Students at the University of Leicester have made it clear they value their national voice and NUS will be doing its best to represent them, as we continue to support and stand up for students all over the UK. We are so much stronger when we work together and I’m glad Leicester students will be alongside us as we fight government cuts and unprecedented reforms of our education system.”

Richard Brooks, NUS vice president (union development), said:

“I’m delighted with the result of the referendum today. While students have voted to be a part of NUS, we recognise there is still work to be done to build a better, stronger national union. NUS is undergoing reforms, including an overhaul of our democracy, and I hope Leicester students join us to be part of this work.”

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