On 23rd June 2016, the UK will decide whether to stay in the EU or leave. The outcome of this vote will affect every single student – so make sure you spend 5 minutes getting registered to vote at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
EU Referendum Debate
Held by University of Reading in 3sxity, RUSU on Thursday 21st April
What is the EU Referendum?
We gave you the chance to find out more about what you’re voting for and to hear the arguments on both sides in a special debate hosted by the Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell and chaired by your President, Oli Ratcliffe.
Why should I register to vote?
There are roughly 7 million students in the UK and students hold the power to decide the outcome of this referendum. We want to make sure that every Reading student gets the chance to have their say in this once in a lifetime vote.
In 2010, only 44% of 18-24 year olds were registered to vote. You can change that by registering now at gov.uk/register-to-vote. Once you’re registered, why not encourage your friends to do the same? Use #GenerationVote to let the world know you’re ready to have your voice heard.
The deadline to register to vote in the EU Referendum is the 7th June 2016.
How can I register to vote?
Registering to vote is simple and much easier than you probably think.
Simply go to gov.uk/register-to-vote and enter your details. Make sure you have your National Insurance (NI) number on hand – you can find this on any of your payslips, or you can find out here – and you’re good to go.
Take a moment to think about where you’ll be on the 23rd June – will you be at home or still here in Reading? Don’t worry if you’re already registered at your home address, you can be registered at 2 addresses. Just be aware that you cannot vote twice in the same election.
Who is eligible to vote?
More students are eligible to vote than you might think. All British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens over 18 who are living in the UK are eligible. This means that students living in the UK who are from Cyprus, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, and many more countries are eligible to vote in the EU Referendum!
Not sure if your country is in the Commonwealth? Find out here.
Want to get involved with this campaign?
Keep an eye on this page for new events relating to #GenerationVote.
You can also tweet us your ideas, thoughts and support using #GenerationVote - @RUSU_President & @RUSUtweets