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Autumn referenda results announced!

 

This week, students have cast their votes to influence the work that the Students’ Union does through our Autumn referendum. 581 students made their voices heard on two different referenda; whether the student’s union should have a policy to publicly support a new referendum on the final deal of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union and whether the Students' Union should implement a policy on Sexual Violence?

Whether you campaigned in the referenda or cast your vote, you have been a part of making change happen at Sussex, so thank you for getting involved!

Please be aware that If you’d like to make a complaint about the procedure of the referenda or the referenda count then you have until next Friday 7th December at 6pm to do so.

 

If you are interested in having a cause you care about put to a student referendum, you can submit an idea for referendum through two different ways:

  • You can submit a petition with the support of at least 150 students. Any student can request a petition and once the petition reaches 150 student signatures, it will be considered for referendum.

  • You can submit a clear outline of your idea to one of the Full-Time Officers to take to the Union’s Executive Committee or to Union Council.

 

Results

Should the student’s union have a policy to publicly support a new referendum on the final deal of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union?

581 students took part

19 abstained

  • YES - 432 (74.3%)

  • NO - 130 (22.3%)

The Students' Union WILL have a policy to support a new referendum on the final deal of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union


 

Should the Students' Union implement a policy on Sexual Violence?

581 students took part

29 abstained

  • YES - 511 (88%%)

  • NO - 41 (7%)

The Students' Union WILL implement a policy on sexual violence

 

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