Between 3-6 December 2018, students from both sides of the argument voted on whether Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) should re-affiliate with the National Union of Students (NUS).
We can now reveal that the students of Newcastle University have voted that NUSU should not be affiliated with the NUS.
The vote was close with 565 students voting for NUSU to stay out (No) with 523 voting to re-affiliate (Yes) - the classic 52% - 48% split.
With turnout at just over 4%, it did not reach the final 5% threshold required for quorum. Therefore, the result will need to be approved by Trustee Board on the 13 December for it to be binding.
At NUSU we would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in the NUS referendum. In particular NUSU would like to say a special thank you to Scarlett Rowland and Emma Dawson who ran the No and the Yes campaigns respectively and whom tirelessly campaigned for the result they wanted.