Referendum Result - Should YUSU campaign for students to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS)?

Last week YUSU held a referendum on the following question: ‘Should YUSU campaign for students to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS)?’

Here is the background to the debate:

And also a blog published by YUSU:

A link to the Deputy Returning Officers' Report

Original policy submitted to the Union.

 

What is a referendum

A referendum is where students can set the policy which YUSU Officers and staff act on. Referenda are held at least twice a year and give all students a chance to choose YUSU’s priorities and beliefs as a Union, which gets turned into the change students want. All of the referenda need to have at least 5% of students at York to vote (known as Quorum) equating to 922 turnout.

The referendum ‘Should YUSU campaign for students to boycott the National Students Survey (NSS)?’ reached 958 votes and therefore reached quorum.

 

Votes were as follows:

  • Yes: 379

  • No: 568  

  • Abstentions: 11