How UK academics are facing a furious backlash for advising students to vote
Universities have a legal obligation to encourage voter registration. This has prompted an angry reaction in some areas
This apparently is the country we live in. Where lecturers are reported to the police for encouraging students to register to vote.
Prof Tanja Bueltmann
Professor who encouraged students to *register to vote* reported to police, Electoral Commission and someone wrote to her VC calling for her to be disciplined. Other academics also faced backlash. ... A new one for the ‘UK, this is who you are now’ series.
James B. Kirkbride
UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote:
Students, you can register to vote at your home & term-time addresses (but obvs can only vote once). Register here:
backlash me up baby I'm just about to write an email to 700 students that encourages them to vote wherever is most effective
It’s pretty clear who the Tories are frightened of – young voters. Please encourage everyone you know, especially young people, to register and then to vote. #GeneralElection2019
PSA🔉: Universities have a LEGAL obligation to encourage voter registration. This is yet another blatant act of trying to keep students from voting - something which had come up time and time again in this election
Here's my fantastic colleague
in today's Guardian. UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote
Dr Ian McCormick
Students can *register* to vote at home and at university. Note: “universities now have an explicit legal obligation to encourage students to sign up to vote”
Great to hear so many stories on twitter today of academics talking to students about voting. What better way to answer the bullies who reported a prof to police, electoral commission and her VC for pointing out students can register at home and uni.
Dr Joanne Paul
Sorry, what? UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote
encouraged young people to register to vote & gets reported to the police and trolled. This is appalling treatment for supporting students' democratic rights. How UK academics are facing a furious backlash for advising students to vote
You what? STUDENTS: YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AT HOME AND AT UNI, BUT YOU CAN ONLY VOTE IN ONE OR THE OTHER. BUT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY VOTE. Arrest me now.
What has become of the UK, this is so sad>>>UK academics face furious backlash for encouraging students to vote | Higher education | The Guardian
I am not into conspiracy theory tinfoil hat remain stuff, but I do believe in journalistic standards. This Guardian piece contains a statement from a Helena C from Macclesfield who claims that a lecturer encouraged her daughter to vote for a remain party
This reflects the rising tide of #VoterSuppression in the UK. Rule 1 of politics - Don't Let the Bastards Win. Register to vote. It takes 5 minutes.
Amazing. Who on earth is afraid of students voting? How UK academics are facing a furious backlash for advising students to vote
Dr Pete Etchells
Spared 10 mins in classes last week to allow students to register to vote, and explained the system regarding home/uni registration. How dare we help people to exercise their democratic rights
Velterop ⓐⓊ – #Internationalist 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩
Brexiteers on efforts to get students to register to vote: “Enticing people to commit fraud is a criminal offence that can include a prison sentence.”