Bobby Liow, our new International Students’ Part Time Officer, is calling on all international students to vote in the upcoming General Election and here’s why…
‘The UK will be holding a general election on 12th December 2019, and if you're an international student from a Commonwealth country, you can vote!
A list of Commonwealth countries can be found here.
But…. you must
register by midnight on 26th November. It's as simple as clicking here
and filling out an online form. Don't worry if you don't have a National Insurance number, because you'll be able to register using other forms of identification, for example your Biometric Residence Permit or passport.
You'll receive an email from your local council with instructions on how to do so after registering. You can register for a postal vote
as well, which allows you to vote without having to queue at a polling station. If you aren't able to send off your postal vote in time, don't worry! You can still hand in your postal vote in person directly to your local polling station or Electoral Registration Office.
Need some more reasons to vote? Here's why:
Do you want to work in the UK after graduating? Your vote will help shape the country you'll be working in.
Do you have concerns around rent, immigration, tuition fees and other international student issues? Your vote could help determine your student experience while you're studying in the UK.
Are you concerned about issues affecting your local community, such as crime rates in your area? Voting for the right candidate could help change the area you live in for the better.
Do you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with people on the news every day when they talk about issues like Brexit? Here's your chance to express yourself by voting!
So what are you waiting for? Have your say, register to vote today!’