National Voter Registration Day: Birmingham universities urge students to "think politics"
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Today is National Voter Registration Day, and Birmingham’s two universities are urging students to make sure they’re “thinking politics” ahead of a live debate with MPs and councillors this evening. As well as reminding students to sign up to vote in the General Election, Birmingham City University’s Students’ Union has joined forces with the University of Birmingham to host a live debate at ThinkTank Birmingham, offering students the opportunity to put their questions forward to MPs and Councillors from across the city on the issues that matter to them. The event will take place this evening (Thursday 5th February) at the ThinkTank Theatre, and after the debate questions will be opened to the audience. Issues covered will include employability, community and welfare and housing. The General Election will take place in May, and there is concern that students are not engaged enough with politics to sign up and vote.
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