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Where can I go with LUSU Overseas?

…tgoing trips to our global partners in Malaysia, China, Ghana and India in September, students are immersed in a new, exciting and different culture. Where can I go? If you are interested in travelling in September 2015, our Overseas Programme is a great opportunity for you to go abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students. Lancaster University has teaching partnerships in these countries…

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LUSU Overseas programme shortlisted for awards

…. LUSU’s The World at Lancaster programme, which showcases the university’s international community, has been nominated in the Innovation in Internationalising the Student Experience category. And the entire LUSU Overseas programme – encompassing trips to India, China, Ghana and Malaysia, an inbound exchange programme, World at Lancaster activity and more – has made it to the final three in the Internationalised…

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The World at Lancaster

…s travelling offers; visiting a foreign country opens your eyes to how the rest of the world lives. Whether you want a short trip or to stay for a year, there are some great opportunities for you to spend time overseas. LUSU OVERSEAS PROGRAMME Our Overseas programme is a great opportunity for you to travel abroad for 3 weeks to China, India, Ghana or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students. During the trip the key themes of business,…


London Overseas Alumni Event

…rough exposure to leading international companies, government and community organisations. Lancaster University alumni from a variety of academic backgrounds, industry’s and year groups attended the event to network with the overseas programme students. This was a fantastic evening for all, with students and alumni alike networking and learning from each other, to advance their careers and expand their opportunities. The event also celebrated…


LUSU Overseas: More information

…t! Information Talks We hold regular information talks to tell you more about the trips that we run. The upcoming talks will be held on: Fri May 22nd at 12:00 in Furness LT1 Thurs 28th May at 17:00 in LUMS LT5 Costs All LUSU Overseas September trips cost £675. The cost of the programme covers your accommodation, scheduled activities and the majority of your meals This does not include: Injections and medication: This will vary depending on which…


LUSU Overseas: Frequently Asked Questions

…are looking for. After your trip, you will be invited to an employability session where you will learn how to express your new skills on your CV and in interview What does the fee include? The £750 fee for the 3-week summer programmes in Malaysia, China and India or £625 fee for the 2-week Ghana programme covers your accommodation, scheduled activities and the majority of your meals (your meals will be local foods, giving you the chance to try…

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LUSU Overseas applications open!

Applications for the annual LUSU Overseas programme have now officially opened! The Overseas Programme runs for three weeks in late August/early September 2014, visiting four different countries; China, Ghana, India and Malaysia, with our partner institutes, where students study Lancaster University degrees. Any student can participate, taking part in a schedule of exciting activities over three weeks; from visiting local businesses to taking…


LUSU Overseas employment opportunities

…elevant lectures. We also take them to London for a whirlwind three day tour. In order to ensure the success of the programme, we will be hiring a team of student staff to assist in the organization and implementation of the programme. Often referred to as buddies, the student staff lead the visiting students as they take part in the activities and help them adjust to life in England. The job includes: Work from 22 July to 14 August 2016 25-30…

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Career mentoring programme applications re-open

…ork of professional contacts • Discuss career options in your chosen industry • Discuss the transition from university to work • Think about your future personal and professional goals • And much more! To be eligible for the programme, you must have completed at least one year of study by the time the programme begins in November 2015. You must also be studying at Lancaster campus between November and May 2016. You can apply online on the…

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Last chance to book your LUSU overseas trip!

…e for booking a LUSU Overseas trip for 2015 is Monday June 1, so there’s not much time left to book your trip of a lifetime. For just £675 (plus flights and miscellaneous personal expenses) we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips where you’ll make new friends, see the world and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience. http://lusu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/overseas.mp4 For more information…

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World at Lancaster Week: LUSU Overseas Invades Alex Square

LUSU Overseas took to the square Tuesday to showcase not just our fantastic overseas trips, but also a wealth of international opportunities available for students on campus. The Mahjong Society built giant Mahjong tiles and explained to us that this popular Chinese game is actually very different from the one you can play online. They were hard at work signing people up for their first tournament which is taking place on Saturday afternoon, so…

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Find out more about going Overseas with LUSU

This year, you can travel to all corners of the globe with LUSU, as part of our three week overseas programme. Visit China, Ghana, India or Malaysia, taking part in a variety of different opportunities within each country such as teaching English, working for an NGO, cycling across the country, taking part in community projects and meeting local businesses. This is all part of a fantastic opportunity to experience new cultures, explore a…


Overseas Photo Competition

…you traveled overseas with LUSU this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory from your adventure to @LancasterSU for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice. Make sure you use the hashtag #LUSUOverseas! Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Facebook users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Competition starts on Friday…

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LUSU Overseas Photo Competition Open

Overseas to India, Malaysia, Ghana or China? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory from your adventure to @LancasterSU for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice. Make sure you use the hashtag #LUSUOverseas! Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Facebook users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The Competition starts on Monday…

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Award for LUSU’s international work

Innovative overseas trips run by Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) have received a national award. The LUSU Overseas programme, which includes trips to India, China, Ghana and Malaysia, was named the winner of the Innovation in Internationalising the Student Experience category in the NUS/UKICSA Internationalisation Awards. The three-week trips are based around the themes of business, community, academia and politics, providing…

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The World at Lancaster Launch

…n cultural societies or learning a new language. We believe that Lancaster students should graduate as global citizens, with a broad cultural awareness and engaged with international issues. One of these opportunities is our Overseas Programme, which runs for three weeks in late August/early September 2014, visiting four different countries; China, Ghana, India and Malaysia, with our partner institutes, where students study Lancaster University…


Overseas photo competition

Have you traveled overseas with LUSU or are you going to this summer? Lucky you! Tweet a photo of your favourite memory or you getting ready to travel for the chance to win £50 in the currency of your choice to @LancasterSU or use #LoveLancaster #LoveOverseas Terms and conditions: The Competition is only open to Twitter and Face book users aged 18 years and over. The Competition is only open Lancaster University Students past or present. The…


VIDEO: Visit Malaysia with LUSU Overseas

Meet students from Sunway University, our partner institution in Malaysia. In this vid they take you on a whistle-stop tour of the campus that you could be visiting if you sign up for a LUSU Overseas trip this summer… This September for just £675 (plus flights and other personal expenses) we offer you the chance to join one of our three-week cultural exchange trips to India, Malaysia, Ghana or China. The £675 fee covers your…


Friends Funding applications open

Friends Funding Deadline Approaching Do you have an idea for an idea for a project or purchase? Applications to the Friends Programme Funding are now open. The Friends Programme is part of the University’s fundraising programme and the funds are made possible by donations from Lancaster alumni. Most grants are made around £2000 to £3000. If you’re interested in applying for Friends Programme funding, get in touch with Martin Ennis…

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Our Activity Groups

…is vast community of willingful students in order to give them a first-hand experience of Sharing, Caring along with Fun and Loads of Leadership Opportunities. www.wix.com/123cshere/rotaract Intervol Ever wanted to volunteer overseas? Lancaster University Intervol Society could be your perfect opportunity! In partnership with the international volunteering charity, Intervol we give opportunities for students to travel to Uganda and participate…

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LUSU Cultural Exchange 2014

…to Ghana I will take a lot back with me, I will keep in touch with all the people I made friends with.” Ofoe, Lancaster University, Ghana Outbound Over the next week we will be waving off our own students as they begin their overseas experiences by travelling to one of our partner campuses in India, Ghana, China and Malaysia. This 3 week programme will give students the opportunity to experience a lifestyle very different to their own in the UK….

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New Media & Arts International Funding Launched

LUSU have launched a new pot of funding for students interested in capturing unique, vibrant cultures through film, photography, voice and art as part of the established Overseas Programme, a fantastic opportunity for students to travel abroad for three weeks to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia with other Lancaster University students in late August/early September 2014. With this funding, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their…

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The World At Lancaster

…udents were able to talk to and join societies such as Travel Soc and various international societies as well as Just Play, Green Lancaster and the study abroad programme. The aim of the event isn’t just to promote the overseas programme LUSU offers in the summer but to showcase the fantastic variety of cultural experiences available right here on campus at Lancaster. You can see photos from the night on our facebook page and if you are…

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Partner Universities visit Lancaster

…nessed some of our sports teams and societies in action and even got involved in a number of JUST PLAY sessions, trying out Fencing for the first time. Following this many of the students were keen to get a similar JUST PLAT programme set up at their own universities.   Tom Fox, International Programmes Co-ordinator, said: ‘It was great to see the students from Sunway and Olashore School interact with Lancaster students and engage with…

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The World at Lancaster Week

…eties, get free henna and find out more about the international opportunities we have around the world and right here on your doorstep! Special Guest: The Pancake Man!! Here to make all of your pancake dreams come true. LUSU Overseas Information talk Frankland LT 6pm – find out more about our overseas trips to Ghana, India, China or Malaysia and how you can get involved! Wednesday 10th of February Global Village- Alexandra Square 12pm-5pm hosted…

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InstaWinner: Lucy Monk

Over Easter students from several departments embarked on journeys to Malaysia and USA as part of their degrees in a joint programme run by LUSU and Lancaster University, Your Global Exploration. The students’ were set a challenge to Instagram their experience as they went along, back here in Lancaster we shared those images with you as they came in thick and fast! You can see all of the photos on our story. The winner of a £50 prize has…

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…ng to develop your cultural awareness, communication skills and experience working with people from across the globe, this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you’re interested, please get in touch and let us know at lusu.overseas@lancaster.ac.uk. This will also be a great way of gaining experience if you’re interested in applying for the paid Buddy or Team Leader roles we have for our Cultural Exchange programme during the summer; where over…

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PlayStation Connecting Campuses

In week 8 Vice-President Education, Ben Harper and LUSU Overseas International Programme Coordinator, Tom Fox travelled to Lancaster University Ghana to deliver a PlayStation so students from both campuses can connect and play online. The project was made possible by funding from Santander Universities, with the remit of creating digital connections between the two campuses, sees a digital link between the two campuses and is all about bringing…

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Exams Essentials

…nours 8.1 – 8.9 Borderline – either pass degree or fail 0 – 8.0 Fail Postgraduate Progression If you are a taught postgraduate student, the progression requirements should be made available to you when you first enrol on the programme. They may also be in the course handbook. If you are not sure, contact a departmental officer and ask. Revision Organising your study – draw up a revision plan To make the most of the time you have you should check…

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Just Play in the Spotlight: Basketball

…e to play sport in a relaxed and fun environment, whilst allowing me to make lots of new friends!” New to the Just Play Activator team, Jack Walker has been instrumental in the successful delivery of the Just Play Basketball Programme at the University this term. Jack said: “We’ve had great numbers week after a week with many of the players bringing along house mates and course friends resulting in an increase in more students playing…

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Academic Advice

…There should be three hours of ‘classroom’ contact for students whose courses are based on the lecture/seminar format There should be at least five contact hours per week, for courses based upon practicals and workshops All programmes should be taught continuously over 25 weeks – other than for breaks for exams Part II There should be eight-ten hours of ‘classroom’ contact for students whose courses are based on the lecture/seminar format There…

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LUSU Media Conference

…ng the Sunday Times bestseller Bollocks To Alton Towers. He also plays keyboards for Portishead, as unfeasible as that sounds. Adam Cumiskey Former SCAN Editor (96-97) Adam Cumiskey has worked as an editor on Radio 4’s Today Programme for four years. He joined BBC Essex in 2002 before moving to Radio 5 Live. He has worked in countries including Mexico, China, Liberia, the US and Kenya as well as across the UK. He has also worked on You and Yours…

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Our Strategic Direction

…reflect our Union and University as valuing sustainability. Enabling you to broaden your horizons Providing you with opportunities to globalize your Lancaster experience by connecting with our many communities on campus and overseas. L earn from and appreciate one another to create a connected and vibrant student experience. Support a wider approach to employability where engagement with opportunities supports your career success in a global…

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World at Lancaster Week brightens campus

…ural societies. This week-long celebration was a chance to shout about the breadth and diversity of all of the different activities already happening and to give people a chance to try something new. Highlights included LUSU Overseas’ marquee in the square on Pancake Day, where students could find out about travel opportunities this summer, try their hand at Mah-jong, learn about Chinese calligraphy and culture with the Confucius Institute or…

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Our Opposition to the Immigration Bill – a Meeting with the Immigration Minister

…me (lusu.president@lancaster.ac.uk) for a copy of our petition to send yourself. We need to have our voices heard. These proposals are not “fair” as the government has argued, but are a continued attack on anyone who is from overseas, and will continue to limit the global connectivity of both Lancaster University and the UK. I value our international students. And I want to give every student an environment where they can feel safe, respected…

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Schools Volunteering

…wn voluntary schools placement. If these volunteering opportunities aren’t quite what you’re looking for, don’t worry. LUSU has lots more opportunities for you get involved in from environmental and community volunteering to overseas projects and starting your own business. Interested in becoming a schools volunteer? Why not get in touch with the Schools Team? Here are the steps you need to follow to get involved: Come along to one of our…


We’re Going On A March

…s of students suffer an even worse deal. It would also appear that the University of Lancaster has no intention of leading by example. Currently, the University is in discussions to increase its own fees for Postgraduate and Overseas students by 5%, the rationale being that it will bring the institution in line with its competitors. This, it seems, is how Universities across the UK views its paying students – as cash cows recruited to…

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Celebrating World At Lancaster Week

…ortunities at Lancaster University in one week long celebration. It’s already happening so make sure you get out of your flat and get involved in everything that’s going on during The World at Lancaster Week! Today sees LUSU Overseas invade Alex Square with fantastic performances to keep you entertained while you queue for your pancakes. Pop inside our stall to take part in fun activities such as the chopstick challenge and learn how to play the…

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Schools Projects Prove Major Success

…learning. The children took part in activities that encouraged a sense of community between themselves, the local community, and internationally too, as every child created a personalised aid box to be sent to other children overseas. In total, seven primary schools and over two-hundred and forty pupils across years 1 to 5 were present, also creating seven unique pieces of artwork to be displayed around the university campus. The schools…

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Welcome Week 2015 is here!

…t night out with your college as we tour Lancaster’s brilliant on-campus bars. Wednesday 30 September International Welcome: Great Hall, 7.30pm LUSU and the Universities welcome to the students that have joined us from overseas. Thursday 1 October Freshers Fair Part One: Great Hall and LICA, noon to 5pm – After meeting some of our sports teams and societies at the Activities Showcase, you’ll know we offer a huge range of things…

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Enjoy our spectacular firework display

Enjoy fantastic student performances and a spectacular firework display at our November 5th celebration on campus. This family-friendly event, run as part of our World at Lancaster programme, will bring together Lancaster’s global community to mark this uniquely British celebration. Magic and Circus society are running fire spinning workshops. Come along and have a go. Cost: £4. No hairspray, hair tied up. Join us in Lancaster Square from…


Sugarhouse unveils trans-friendly toilets

…ugarhouse. Gender-neutral toilets have been installed at Lancaster’s student union nightclub to make the venue accessible to transgender students. The five-cubicle gender-neutral block has been installed as part of a £40,000 programme of improvements at the Lancaster University Students’ Union Sugarhouse nightclub. LUSU created the new toilet block as part of its commitment to making its services as accessible as possible for all its members….

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Be a part of Roses Fest!

…Choreography Society, The Music Society (including the Brass Band and choirs), Theatre Group, Indonesian Society, Comedy Institute, Hip Hop and Breakdance, Salsa and Snowsports have signed up to be part of Roses Fest. A full programme for the weekend will be published nearer the event. If you’d like to perform or run a workshop or activity, fill in our online request form and we’ll be in touch to make the arrangements. And the really great news…

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Response to the EU referendum

…orning. In it he said: “Barring unilateral action from the UK Government which is unlikely, the vote to leave the EU does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+, nor to the immigration status of current and prospective EU students and staff.” In the months and years to come we will work with the university and Universities UK, the NUS and…

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Environmental Volunteering

…y. Spend a day taking part in action packed practical environmental work with one of our local and regional environmental and community organisations who we have strong partnerships with which enables us to offer an exciting programme of seasonal events throughout the year. These can take place either on campus or in the local area. The only commitment required is attendance at the event once you have signed up and providing your own suitable…

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LUSU Reveals New Rep Development Scheme

…r from previous years? When asked about their motivation for becoming academic reps, many students expressed the desire to increase their employability. This year LUSU have taken this into account and focussed on designing a programme to support the role of reps while also enhancing their employability by developing skills and recognition. The position of Academic Rep can also be used towards the completion of the Lancaster Award. The scheme is…

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Information for students going to Part I/II Review Committee

…ovide support and advice to you, even if you decide you would like someone else to attend the hearing with you.   example of Appeal Form:   PART 2 REVIEW AND APPEAL – (stage 1 APPEAL)   Student Name Student ID Programme Year of study Lancaster University email Contact phone number     Outline the grounds for the academic appeal List supporting documentation / evidence submitted with this form · · · List supporting…

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Join one of our Dementia Friends sessions

…s of support sessions aimed at anybody whose life is touched by the condition. LUSU Volunteering Coordinator Kate Jackson is hosting a week of free Dementia Friends training sessions on campus from May 18 to 22. The training programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, is designed give people an insight into the support they could offer to family members or friends who have been diagnosed with the condition. Kate said: “People often feel…

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Students teach parkour skills to kids

…ave been helping local primary school children to experience their adrenaline-fuelled sport. Students ran the sessions with children from the city’s Ridge Community Primary School as part of LUSU’s Schools Volunteering programme. Originating in France, Parkour (also known as free-running) is a sport that involves running, climbing and vaulting over a wide variety of objects, usually in urban locations. Society members Andrew Hallwood, Ian…

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Candidates for Vice-President (Education)

…lopment Scheme and potentially use this as a base for future Officer Training. As you’ve seen from above, I already have experience working within the university and LUSU. I’m also part of the Richardson Institute Internship Programme which means I’m helping to research a book for two professors within the PPR department. I know how to manage my time effectively and productively to achieve the best results. I feel I have lots of valuable…


Paid teaching opportunities with LUSU

…out of pupils in a classroom setting. Participating in Teach Week is a unique chance for you consolidate your existing skills, whilst developing valuable relationships with key stakeholders within the field of education and your local community. It promises to be an eventful and exciting week and we hope that Student Facilitators will gain from, and enjoy the experience as much as those pupils accessing the programme. If you interested, why not…

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LUSU works with local business Nu Blue

Web agency and hosting provider NuBlue, have been working closely with Lancaster University students as part of the enterprise programme in LUSU, who essentially help students with business and social enterprise ideas. Since the internet is a powerful tool, some students require a website for their project. NuBlue are providing free hosting for a year on their site and give a snappy workshop on the basics of creating a website. Ewan and Mike…

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LUSU hosts Dementia Friends training

LUSU Volunteering Coordinator Kate Jackson hosted the first of two Dementia Friends training sessions on campus this week. The training programme, created by the Alzheimer’s Society, is designed give people an insight into the support they could offer to family members or friends who have been diagnosed with the condition. Kate is running two of the informal hour-long sessions, which are open to all. The second session takes place at…

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Green Thinking Students Attend Parliamentary Reception

…ents’ unions have long been dedicated to doing what they can to adopt pro-environmental behaviours, and to be part of a wider movement towards global sustainability. I’m so proud of everyone that has taken part in this programme. The 25 projects which we have supported over the last two years are truly transformative initiatives; projects which will put English higher education on the map for its world-leading sustainability…

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Families enjoy student-run craft sessions

…rsity’s ‘Campus in the City’ in Penny Street, the team of 12 student volunteers offered a range of activities including bubble painting, story jars and underwater picture pockets in a partnership with the university’s arts centre, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). All of the activities were water-based to link with the ‘Museum of Water’ exhibition running as part of the Live at LICA programme. Over three days 229 children…

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We’re backing Vote Remain

…ampaign, as we believe that EU membership brings many benefits to students that would be under serious threat if we leave. They include: Access to European Union research grants Opportunities to study abroad via the Erasmus+ programme Income and cultural diversity from EU students Strong workers’ rights Incoming Vice-President (Welfare & Community) Dave Whitlock said: “There was overwhelming support in Council to back Remain because of the…