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2024 Hustings Event

Are you ready to be part of the democratic process? The University of Reading, in collaboration with the Reading Students’ Union, is thrilled to invite you to the in-person General Election Debate.

A graphic saying General Election Debate 2024The University of Reading is providing local residents, staff, students and alumni the opportunity to engage with their local candidates at our in-person Hustings Event on Wednesday 26 June from 7:00-8:30pm, ahead of the upcoming General Election.

A hustings meeting provides audience members the opportunity to ask questions and hear the views of candidates or parties. The University has a rich tradition of hosting public debates, and this event promises to be a hugely valuable continuation of that legacy. Since 2014, we have provided a platform for students, staff, and the local community to interact with candidates, discuss pressing issues, and make informed decisions about their future. With the General Election on the horizon, there’s no better time to foster meaningful dialogue between constituents and their potential representatives.

This hustings event is open to all political candidates standing in the Earley and Woodley constituency. Chaired by Dr Adam Humphreys, Head of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, the debate will follow the dynamic format of BBC Question Time – with both pre-submitted questions and questions from the audience on the day directed at all participating candidates.

Democracy thrives when citizens actively participate in the political process, and this hustings event is your opportunity to do just that. Join us to have your voice heard.

Admission to the event is free but booking is essential.

Wednesday 26 June 2024, 7:00-8:30pm
3sixty, Reading Students Union, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading

Find out more and register for the event.

Register to Vote

Don’t forget that the deadline to register to vote in the 2024 General Election is 11:59pm on 18 June 2024.

You are not automatically registered to vote or added to the electoral register, so if you have not registered before, or if you have recently moved address, you will need to register.

Register to vote now.