Take part in this week’s Stop & Search Takeover Thursday!

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 and if tweeting, remember to use #GenerationVote.



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