As you would expect UCU is campaigning hard to put education at the heart of the Westminster general election campaign as we approach May 2015. You may also be aware that declining voter turnout is likely to worsen under the new system of individual registration and that this is particularly likely to affect students and younger workers (currently 30% of 18-24 year olds are not registered).
It’s crucial to UCU that everyone with a stake in post-school education has a voice in the political process and that’s why UCU has been working with the National Union of Students (NUS) and party neutral campaign group Bite The Ballot to engage our members and their students in a nationwide voter registration campaign.
Keele UCU will be contacting all members with information in the coming week.
We are delighted to be working with Bolu Oyewale, Keele SU President, and the team at Keele Students’ Union on this campaign.
If you have recently moved to Keele or haven’t registered since you started here, please go to the official gov.uk portal and register to vote now!