Public meeting on human rights in Mexico following the disappearances of 43 students.
By Barbara Ntumy, NUS Women's Campaign Committee
This Saturday over a hundred students will be gathering at Students' Union University of the Arts to discuss how we can advance and protect a women's right to choose on our campuses and in our society at the Abortion Rights Student Conference.
Next Monday (27th October) the Students of Queens University Belfast will be asked to vote on the proposition “Should Ireland be a united and independent country?”
The petition for such a campus poll garnered 700 signatures at the University’s Fresher’s Fair. Sean Fearon, chairperson of QUB Sinn Fein, said that it was signed by “almost two persons per minute”. This shows the enthusiasm and dynamism amongst many young people in the north of Ireland for a debate on their constitutional future. As demonstrated during the recent Scottish Referendum, such debates can galvanise younger people to get involved, including those previously detached from politics. By initiating this debate the students of Queens have also taken a step towards the making the case for an actual border poll for the people of Ireland, as outlined in the a Good Friday Agreement.