THE Students’ Guild has voted to support the national demonstration, ‘Educate, Employ, Empower’ organized by the National Union of Students (NUS). Over 75 per cent voted in favour of the motion, with 316 being in favour of supporting the demonstration, and 106 opposing.
Nick Davies, Guild President, said: “One of the most important parts of the university experience is being able to participate in the democratic process, and the recent vote on the #Demo2012 motion has proved that this is a process that is still very much alive at Exeter.”
The national demonstration will take place in London on Wednesday 21 November. The demonstration aims to educate the public about the concerns of the NUS and to demonstrate to policy makers that students are united in their concerns. On 21 November demonstrators will assemble in London at a key rally point where there will be a range of high profile political speakers.
On the Demo2012 website Liam Burns, NUS President says: “the time for doubt is over, and the time to act is now”. He argues that Nick Clegg ‘still doesn’t get’ the importance of education and that “sorry isn’t good enough”.
The vote was opened to all students through the Students’ Guild websites.
By Zoe Bulaitis