A room full of piglets set up to encourage students to vote

PigletNottingham Trent University Students Union is offering to fund a room full of baby animals for students in order to encourage voting in the student elections.


The idea is aimed at helping students deal with the stress of summer exams, but the reward is conditional on getting 7,500 votes in their student elections, in what would be a record turnout.

This would beat last year’s record turnout by nearly 1,000 votes, which saw the Union build a puppy room in an attempt to help students cope with the stress of their exams.

It also saw the beginning of a partnership between the Guide Dogs and NTSU, with £5,000 being pledged to the charity to help pay for life changing companions. The guide dogs also used the puppy room to help train the young dogs to be social with others.

NTSU President Marcus Boswell explains why they chose piglets as this year’s animals:

About Jarleth Eaton

Freelance Sports Journalist and Producer, working for BBC Radio Nottingham. I graduated Nottingham Trent University this summer and was the Head of Sport for the student radio station, Fly FM, organising and delivering coverage of the biggest Varsity Series in the UK.
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