- General Election: Thursday 12 December 2019
Over the last two days, more than 100,000 people in the UK ages 18-25 have registered to vote.
Students are able to choose whether to cast their ballot in the town or city where they attend university, or back home. Concerns have been raised that the General Election in December could be difficult, as, for many, it aligns with the end of term.
Our Education and Social Affairs Correspondent Tom Sheldrick visited Durham University, where he spoke to members of the university's Student Union, who are encouraging peers to register to vote before the deadline of the 26 November.
According to YouGov:
End of term dates for our region's universities:
- Durham: 13 December
- Sunderland: 13 December
- Newcastle: 13 December
- Teesside: 13 December
- York St John: 13 December
- Northumbria: 20 December
- York: 6 December