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EU Referendum - What are we doing to raise awareness?

Posted by Benjamin Leatham, 27/05/2016

The EU Referendum is fast approaching! The following are all the things we are doing to raise awareness and encourage students to register and vote.  

We have:

  • Emailed every single student about registration on the 18th May.
  • Designed a range of digital assets to raise awareness across social media channels and started a registration campaign across Facebook (14k likes) and Twitter (10.5k followers)
  • Distributed the following resources around campus:
    • 30x A3 posters [YUSU venues, noticeboards, buses] 
    • 200x A4 posters [Given to campaign groups, YUSU venues and noticeboards]
    • 1,000x A5 Flyers [Given to campaign groups, YUSU venues and noticeboards]
    • 2,000x Stickers [On bottles in bars, and meal deals in shops]
  • Confirmed my involvement in a panel discussion on 'The Social, Legal and Business Consequences of Brexit' as part of the Festival of Ideas. Thursday 16 June 2016, 2.00pm to 3.30pm in LMB030/031.
  • A variety of resources available that students can come and collect and use to raise awareness of the referendum. 
  • Had a large focus on the referendum at the Eurovision events in our Commercial Services venues.

If anyone has any further ideas please don't hesitate to get in touch at b.leatham@yusu.org. We'd be more than happy to offer support.