EU referendum: 70% of students say they'll vote to Remain


A survey by reveals 94% of students have registered to vote, with almost three-quarters saying they have already made up their mind to vote Remain.

It also showed that 17% would prefer to leave, with the remainder still undecided or not voting.

More than half, 61%, of those surveyed think they'll be financially worse off if we leave.

Remain supporters

Some of the students involved in the survey commented:

"Students of our generation already have enough set against us, we don't need racist irrational members of the older generation voting out on a whim which will ultimately make little difference to their lives, but could seriously damage our own."

"As a student the EU will give me more financial aid on my year abroad (Erasmus funding) than our Government has for my years studying in Britain."

"The EU offers us so much in terms of low-cost trade, funding for students and job opportunities; why should we leave that?"

Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Aberdeen

Despite what could be a potentially massive student turnout next week, just 10% think the campaigns have been clear and fair.

The lack of clarity may explain why so many students don't feel positive about the outcome - 88% said they were concerned by the outcome either way.

Owen Burek, Save the Student's Chief Editor, said: "Students are clearly very worried about the Referendum, and with good reason. They've been saddled with substantial debts for degrees, with the promise of better jobs in a strong economy. Uncertainty, particularly around leaving the EU, has compounded anxiety along with the fear-mongering and confusing talk from politicians.

"We've always encouraged students to speak up and be counted at political crossroads. It's your future that's being decided. If you've registered, you've already done the complicated bit. Now make sure your voice gets heard - vote on June 23rd!"