We will hold NUS Referendum in October

Wednesday 25-05-2016 - 00:00
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On Friday 13 May, Bristol SU received a petition to hold a referendum on its affiliation to NUS. This has been verified and includes 355 valid signatures. A referendum is a vote open to all Full Members of the SU (all students).

This vote will take place between 17 October and 21 October 2016. The official campaigning period will begin on 26 September 2016.

The question that will be voted on is:  “Bristol SU is currently affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). Should Bristol SU be affiliated to NUS?”

There will be a meeting to appoint the leaders of the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns on 2 June 2016 at 2:30pm in the Carpenter Room, Richmond Building. This is open to all students and will provide more information on the referendum process including rules for campaigning.

The Returning Officer for the referendum will be Sam Jones, Academic Quality Manager at the University of Bristol. The Returning Officer oversees the referendum process and makes sure it is conducted fairly and transparently. She will be supported by SU staff members who will remain impartial throughout the referendum process.

A committee of elected students who oversee Bristol SU’s democracy (Democratic Standards Committee) appointed the Returning Officer and made recommendations on the timeline, question and rules. You can read the minutes of their meeting here.

If you would like to receive regular updates on the referendum, please sign up here.

If you have any queries about the referendum, please email bristolsu-council@bristol.ac.uk.

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EVENT: NUS Referendum Campaigns Teams Meeting

at Carpenter Room, Richmond Building
Thursday 02 June | 2:30 - 3:30pm

Do you want to be part of the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to NUS campaigns?

This meeting is open to all students and will appoint the leaders of the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns for the referendum on whether Bristol SU should be affiliated to NUS. It will also give campaigners a chance to meet each other, organise and understand the rules for campaigning on the NUS referendum.

If you would like to receive regular updates on the referendum, please sign up here.

If you have any queries about this meeting or the referendum, please email bristolsu-council@bristol.ac.uk.

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