Thursday 04-12-2014 - 10:34
Over the coming weeks, NUS will be hosting a series of social media ‘Takeovers’ each Thursday aiming to bring student issues to the forefront of conversation ahead of the next General Election.
Each Takeover Thursday will explore a specific theme or campaign which deserves the full attention of political parties vying for the student vote in May 2015.
Today (Thursday 4 December), the focus will be on NUS’ policy ask concerning policing in the community. We want the next Government to remove random stop & search powers from the police.
There are a number of ways your students’ union can join in with today’s conversation
across Twitter and Facebook. Here are a few ideas and materials to get you started…
- Do you think the police should have random stop and search powers? Have you ever been stopped and searched in the past? Have you ever witnessed a stop and search? Share your experiences and views using #GenerationVote and we’ll retweet your messages throughout the day.
- Watch and share NUS Vice President (Society & Citizenship Piers Telemacque’s Stand Up Be Counted video on his experiences of being stoped and searched and why he feels it is a form of recial profiling.
- Vote in our Facebook poll which asks ‘Do you think internships should be paid?
- Read and share ‘No Trivial Headline, No Puns - Why Stop And Search Is No Laughing Matter’, our Buzzfeed article featuring images taken by photographer Darren Johnson.
Follow our Takeover Thursday live stream online from 10am-4pm at www.nus.org.uk/stopandsearch and if tweeting, remember to use #GenerationVote.