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Students in the UK could play a decisive role in the EU referendum

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Citizenship

For the first time in more than 40 years we will soon have the opportunity to have a say on whether we should remain in the European Union. Millions of students in the UK could play a decisive role in this referendum debate.

To explore this crucial issues for students, we are organising a major national debate on Tuesday 8 March in partnership with Universities UK titled ‘Should students care about the EU?’.

The event, featuring speakers from both sides of the debate, will take place in Westminster, central London from 19.45-21.00. Book now to secure your free place.

Panellists confirmed include:

  • Megan Dunn, President, NUS; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Thomas Collins, UKIP Students Officer
  • Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; board member, Britain Stronger In
  • Owen Paterson, Conservative MP; former Cabinet Minister (2010-2014); Vote LeaveParliamentary Planning Committee

The event is part of a series of events hosted by Universities UK as part of their Universities for Europe campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the value of the UK’s membership of the EU to our universities – and why this matters to the British public, economy and society.

For those of you unable to travel to London, we are looking with Universities UK into the possibility of live-streaming the event over the web. If we are able to provide this facility please get in touch with Ian, UUK’s Campaigns Manager to express your interest (ian.morton@universitiesuk.ac.uk).