Between 17th and 23rd June 2008 Imperial College students will be given the opportunity to vote on continued membership of the NUS. A vote in 2006 showed that students were just in favour of membership, and ICU Council have decided to put the question to a vote again.
On this Live! mini-site you will find opinions from the key players in the debate, along with what is bound to be 'interesting' discussion.
You can go back to the Live! home page if you don't like this one!
Imperial Votes to DisaffiliateJun 25 2008 13:00
Imperial is to leave the National Union of Students, with 70.3% of 2,075 voters voting 'No' to continued affiliation.
Ten Reasons to StayJun 17 2008 18:42
Caroline Clark gives ten reasons why you should vote 'Yes' between 17th and 23rd June.
Southampton Keep Controversial NUS OutDec 06 2010 12:49
Students at Southampton University have voted to remain disaffiliated from the NUS, whilst NUS President Aaron Porter is threatened with a vote of no confidence.
The Argument For
5 Common Anti-NUS MythsJun 17 2008 17:59
Live! asked each campaign team to debunk a number of 'myths' put forwards by the other side of the debate - the 'Yes' campaign's response is here.
Think of NUS as an insurance policyJun 13 2008 16:12
Kilian Frensch says we should treat the NUS as an insurance policy, because any money we save won't be spent properly anyway.
From the NUS President-electJun 10 2008 21:50
NUS President-elect Wes Streeting acknowledges that representing 7 million diverse students can be hard, but says we should not be come divided.
The Argument Against
Ten Reasons to LeaveJun 17 2008 16:27
Stephen Brown gives ten reasons why you should vote 'No' between 17th and 23rd June.
Pro-NUS Myths ExposedJun 16 2008 23:25
Live! asked each campaign team to debunk a number of 'myths' put forwards by the other side of the debate - the 'No' campaign's response is here.
NUS is not worth the moneyJun 13 2008 15:52
Chris Mullan, President-elect of King's College London Students' Union, argues that NUS is not worth the money for Imperial students.