Statement regarding Student Council motion

On 6th December Queen Mary, University of London Students’ Union passed a policy at its Student Council meeting to no longer sell or stock The Daily Mail, The Sun and The Daily Express in its venues or outlets.

As a Union we strive to support all students at Queen Mary, and this includes ensuring refugees, migrants and other marginalised groups feel welcome. It is important to note that this motion is not a ban of these newspapers from Queen Mary campuses and students are more than welcome to bring them onto campus. It is a commercial boycott that will ensure the Union does not profit from the sale of these newspapers.

As with all motions passed at Student Council the details of the proposals will now be fully considered by the Union.


Notes to Editors

Queen Mary Students’ Union is a democratic membership organisation that is the voice of all 21,000+ Queen Mary students. The Union ensures that the College and the wider community are listening to what students want and works to improve students’ lives. The Union is led by students across Queen Mary. Every Queen Mary student is automatically a member of the Union and has a say in how it is run through elections and their representatives.

The Union provides a number of student-run activities, like sports clubs, societies, student media and volunteering. As well as student-led events and services in Mile End and Whitechapel including a Health & Fitness Centre and several shops and venues.

Student Council meets at least four times a year to discuss and debate student issues. Student Council is made up of elected part-time Officers with representatives from all campuses. Any student can attend a Student Council meeting, submit an issue or motion to be discussed and take part in the debate.

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