#GE2015: The URN Review!

9th May 2015

The General Election on URN

The General Election was a busy period on URN, as we covered everything from the events in Nottingham South to assessing the results as they came in.


Back in March, the launch of the Nottingham Students Manifesto saw the opening of the election period. Student’s from New College Nottingham, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University combined forces to lobby local politicians to consider the issues that matter to students when campaigning for public office:

The University of Nottingham also made significant efforts in the run up to the election to encourage students to vote, none more so than on National Voter Registration Day. As well as speaking to student’s about whether they were likely to vote, we asked SU President Harry Copson about why voting is so important:

URN also invited the candidates for the Nottingham South constituency onto campus for the Big Debate. Answering the questions of you, the students, those running were put through their paces and forced to ask questions on issues ranging from the Electoral System to Immigration.

URN held The Big Debate

Local politicians and prospective candidates also came to the studios to be grilled by our presenters on how they would represent students, including Mike Buchannan of the Justice for Men and Boys Party.


With many voters not yet sure who to vote for, The Pulse, gave you a full guide to what each of the party’s was standing for and how they would seek to represent you, the students.

On election day itself, Emma and Sam hosted a special General Election Special, covering all of the important issues that mattered to you – including what the Coalition had achieved, how the UoNSU had encouraged students to vote and what the parties’ would do for students if elected to office:

You can hear the packages included in the highlights package above in full on our Podcasts page.


After many hours missed sleep, The Big Picture reacted to results live on URN the following morning – assessing all of the news as it broke, the fortunes of each of the parties and predicted the impact of the unexpected result.

You will also be able to keep across the rest of the reaction to the result on their Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as listening to their show live on URN every Wednesday from 6pm.

The General Election may no be over, but The Pulse is live every weekday from 5pm for the remainder of the year covering all of the news that matters to you. Follow us for all of the breaking updates that matter on our Facebook Page, or on Twitter @URNPulse.