Notice of Referendum

Notice is hereby given that a referendum is to be held for the following question at the University of Exeter Students’ Guild:

NUS Affiliation Referendum 2019

Question of continued Affiliation or Disaffiliation from the National Union of Students (NUS)

CAMPAIGNer and leader Registration

Student campaigner registration will be submitted electronically via the website from Monday 13 May 2019 until Thursday 16 May 2019.

This registration process will include;

  • Individual student members of campaigns, indicating which campaign a student wishes to join and actively campaign on behalf of.
  • Individual students who wish to be considered as potential Campaign Leaders.

Third-party campaigners will register separately after the campaign briefing, dependent on the numbers which may be determined at the Briefing stage.



All students as defined as full members of the Students’ Guild who have a current enrolment record may register with a campaign and vote.

  • It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that their Student Record is up to date before the referendum begins.
  • Students who have used their legal right to opt-out of Union membership are not eligible to campaign or vote in any Students’ Guild referendum.
  • Occasional students as defined by Senate or those who are validated at Partner Institutions are not entitled to campaign or vote.




Close (Deadline)

Campaigner Registration

10am, Monday 13 May

4pm, Thursday 16 May

Campaign Briefing

1pm - 2pm, Friday 17 May - including election of leaders

Campaign Training

1pm - 2pm, Monday 20 May

Motion* Deadline

4pm, 21 May - both motions complete

Motion* Amendment Deadline

8am, 22 May - all amendments final

Campaign Launch

9am, Wednesday 22 May


9am, Tuesday 28 May

4pm, Thursday 30 May

Results Announcement

2pm, Friday 31 May

* The campaign leaders will have access to and control over the wording of the case FOR and case AGAINST the question. 


All students who wish to be Campaign Leaders are required to attend a meeting with the Deputy Returning Officer which will take place on Friday 17 May from 1pm - 2pm.

It is compulsory for all campaign leaders to attend the Campaign Briefing; those who are unable to attend must contact the Deputy Returning Officer by email before 4pm on Thursday 16 May or risk being disqualified as potential leaders.

Contacting the Deputy Returning Officer

The Returning Officer and Deputy Returning Officer may be contacted via the following email address

Please send all questions about the referendum to

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