People's Vote March - Saturday 23rd March
Sat 23 March 2019 08:00-22:00
Depart from Students' Union
JOIN US FOR THE 'PUT IT TO THE PEOPLE MARCH'.
On Thursday 27 September, Student Council approved a motion for Worcester Students’ Union to support the campaign for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal and call on our students to join fellow students from Unions affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) on Saturday 23rd March in London for the 'Put it to the People March'.
Passing the motion means that Worcester Students’ Union will now align with NUS to support the campaign for a People’s Vote and a final say on Brexit. NUS voted to support a People’s Vote at its National Conference 2018 in Glasgow. After Worcester delegates voted in favour of the motion at the National Conference, it required support from Student Council for it to become an official position.
Student Council noted that leaving the EU would have a number of impacts for our students including academic mobility, such as the Erasmus+ scheme which offers opportunities for not only Higher Educations (HE) students but apprentices, volunteers, academics and young people to study, work, volunteer, teach and train across Europe.
Student Council believes that whether students voted leave or remain, nobody voted to damage the prospects of our graduates, make this country worse off, to harm jobs, to damage the NHS, to affect the future of millions of young people, or to make this country more divided. The motion also held the viewpoint that, given the current state of negotiations and with a no-deal Brexit becoming increasingly more likely, students should have a final say on how or if we leave given the likely impact of Brexit on HE, the economy and wider society.
Worcester Students' Union are inviting students who wish to partake in the national demonstration, which will begin at Park Lane at High Noon, in support of the People's Vote campaign, to book a seat on our official coaches. We will be asking for a refundable deposit of £5.
There will also be a banner decorating event taking place in the Students' Union on Thursday 21st March.