Exit Strategy: Imperial NUS Disaffiliation Referendum

http://live.cgcu.net/news/1769

After a unanimous decision by Union council, there will be a referendum on disaffiliation from the NUS this term.

The NUS conference in Blackpool was an unmitigated disaster, and there is no benefit to Imperial staying in this shambles any longer. Next year, the NUS will cost us £46,000 if this disaffiliation doesn’t go through. £46,000 that could be spent on Imperial students, rather than going to the utterly pointless NUS.

I know you have exams, but the vote will be online, and it’ll take only 10 minutes to do. I hope as many of you as possible (who are Imperial students, naturally) will remember to vote.

It looks like the poll will take place in the second-to-last week of term.

4 thoughts on “Exit Strategy: Imperial NUS Disaffiliation Referendum

  1. Southampton SU are no longer affiliated with the NUS and it doesn't appear to have done us as students any harm – the union is very active and seeing as the exclusive NUS benefits don't turn up these days without an 'Extra' card for which you have to pay, I don't really see the point! Student card works just fine – the only issue I've ever run into is getting into the Unions at universities which are affiliated with the NUS but you get around the issue.

    Good luck, and I hope you get the result you're looking for!

  2. its hard to know that the NUS conference in Blackpool was an unmitigated disaster! i suggest all to vote. and best of luck for what you are looking for!

  3. its hard to know that the NUS conference in Blackpool was an unmitigated disaster! i suggest all to vote. and best of luck for what you are looking for!

  4. If, in any referendum, it is clear that supporters of the status quo are boycotting in an attempt to lose the battle but win the war on a technicality then there is a case for removing the 15% quorum clause in the constitution.

    Credit to the yes campaign on this one. They did not take the anti-democratic boycott route and instead argued for what they believed was best.

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