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Statement on the EU referendum outcome

The Students’ Union Executive are disappointed with the result of the European Union referendum which saw the ‘Leave’ campaign win with 52% of the vote.

Over the past few weeks we have been campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU after Sussex, BSMS and IDS students voted yes in the Students’ Union’s referendum: ‘Should the Students’ Union campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union?’. We felt that it was important to campaign to remain in the EU due to the potential detrimental impact of Brexit on students, the University of Sussex, Higher Education and beyond. 

Students from the EU make up an important and valued part of the community here at Sussex, BSMS and IDS and as your elected representatives we will do as much as we can to prevent all students from being detrimentally impacted by this vote. This will mean working at both a local and national level to represent student views.

We must not be disheartened by this result but should instead take it as an opportunity to recognise that we, as students, should take an active role in shaping our future through engagement in politics. We mustn’t miss the chance to bring people together and have our voices heard.

Some of the the arguments in favour of leaving the European Union that emerged during this referendum were based on fear and aimed to divide us. We must stand united and support each other to work towards a better future that we know is possible. Brightonians will be gathering on the Level on the evening of Tuesday 28 June as part of a nationwide series of Stand Together events.

We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in getting students registered to vote, in talking about the issues on both sides of the debate, and in getting people involved in this important decision.

Students may be interested in the Vice-Chancellor's comment on the referendum result.

 

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