Generation vote: do students still care?

Post local elections, the WNOL staff went around the University of Westminster campus to find out how important our fellow students think it is for young people to be involved in politics.

It may be thought that not enough is done to encourage students to participate, but there is change happening. Tom Snape, 2017 Union Development and Democracy Officer at Keele Students’ Union, tweeted about how proud he was of the students involvement with the local elections in Newcastle.

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But as suggested by Chelsea Mordue, Political History expert who joined us for a brief interview, it is crucial that students start to get their head around the political scenario earlier on in their education and before they turn 18.

Miss Mordue commented in the clip below that more effort should be put into shaping and nurturing the political nature of primary and secondary schools attendees, for instance through the implementation of more student councils.

Regardless of the overall outcome of these local elections, students have little faith in the MPs promises. @poppyanna_ is, indeed, not the only one to feel that a lot has to be done, but the change has to start from students. If not, from who?

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Federica Riondino & Millie Richardson

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