Referendum Results
Students' Union Referendum - RESULT
UCU Strike Action

An all-student vote took place on Tue 23 & Wed 24 Nov on the following question:

“The Students’ Union should support recently announced strike action by the University and College Union (UCU) staff trade union.”

YES                       1,487     84.6%

NO                          270      15.4%

1,775 students voted in this Referendum, representing 6.94% of eligible voters.

18 students recorded an abstention and therefore did not agree or disagree with the proposal.

The proposal is carried and is deemed to be a valid expression of the views of the members of the Union.

Find out more about how the strikes will impact you and your studies, by reading our Strike FAQs.

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Referendums - Overview

Referendums are All-Student Votes and give you the ultimate say in the big decisions in your Students’ Union. Any student can call (and vote in) a Referendum – the highest decision-making body in the Union.

If you have a campaign that you want the student body to support, you can demand that a Referendum is held, by either:

  • Getting the signatures of 1.5% of the student population at Queen’s
  • Asking Student Council to call a Referendum

You can request that the Students’ Union host a digital petition to demand that a referendum is held on a particular issue. If you want to call a Referendum, contact the Student Voice team. They can advise you in confidence before you get started.

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