The NUS referendum is well underway now with polls closing at 12 noon on Friday this week.

It’s vitally important that – as a collective of students at the university – we have a comprehensive debate on this issue given that the outcome has both symbolic and practical importance.

Listen to the full exclusive interview with Richard Brooks, NUS vice president for union development below.

The Linc is Lincoln’s only student newspaper and it’s independent of both the University and the University of Lincoln Students’ Union.

As an organisation – we are not forming an opinion either way on this issue. We are simply here to scrutinise both sides of the argument as well as the process itself.

Lincoln’s SU are staying neutral throughout this process.