For the first time in over 40 years the British public will have their say on whether to remain in the European Union, and the votes of nearly two and a half million UK students could be decisive for the outcome.
To explore the value of EU membership for students, the National Union of Students and Universities UK are organising a major national event, a Question Time-style debate titled ‘Should students care about the EU?’
The event, which will feature speakers from both sides of the debate, will take place on Tuesday 8 March
at The Church House, Westminster
, London from 19.45-21.00
The event is being organised in partnership with The Daily Telegraph and confirmed panellists include:
• Thomas Collins, UKIP Students Officer
• Megan Dunn, President, NUS; board member, Britain Stronger In
• Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party; board member, Britain Stronger In
• Owen Paterson MP, Conservative; former Cabinet Minister (2010-2014); Vote Leave Parliamentary Planning Committee
The event will be chaired by Javier Espinoza, education editor of The Daily Telegraph.
This event is part of a series hosted by Universities UK as part of the Universities for Europe
campaign. This campaign aims to highlight the value of the UK’s membership of the EU to our universities, and why this matters to the British public, economy and society.