Friday 07-10-2016 - 14:04
We are delighted to welcome the University of Lincoln Students’ Union back to NUS membership, after students voted overwhelmingly to reaffiliate today.
The result of the referendum was published this afternoon, revealing 1,302 students voted for their students’ union to affiliate to NUS, while 437 voted to leave.
Students at the University of Lincoln had voted to leave NUS in May this year, but the union held a second referendum this week after being approached by a number of students asking for it to be rerun.
The news was welcomed by NUS President Malia Bouattia who said: "I am delighted that Lincoln has decided to return to NUS. It's a reason to celebrate and an example of the strength and unity of the student movement in the midst of and despite political challenges."
Richard Brooks, NUS Vice President (Union Development), said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the University of Lincoln Students’ Union back to their national union and it’s great to see students want to be part of NUS. We understand that this is not a vote for the status quo, but the opportunity for the students’ union to lead the way in reclaiming NUS. We are listening to students’ concerns, we are changing and I look forward to working with Lincoln students to build a better, stronger national students’ union.”