Press release

MillionPlus comment on the HEPI/YouthSight pre-election poll

04 May 2017

MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has commented on the Higher Education Policy Institute and YouthSight pre-election poll of students published today (4 May).

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:

“It is hugely encouraging that 93% of respondents report that they are on the electoral register and that the majority are planning to vote, and it is interesting that many see the rising costs of tuition fees as a problem.

“However, this survey covered only 1,000 students and we know that many students and young people are not registered to vote. Whatever their political views, the message to students has to be clear: if you want a say in your future, don’t delay, register to vote and if you need one apply for a postal vote or a proxy vote as well.”


Notes to editors

  1. MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities. More information can be found at
  2. Modern universities: facts and figures 2017
  3. The deadline to add your details on the electoral register is Midnight on Monday 22 May; the deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May; and the deadline to register for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 31 May
  4. For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dan Blows on 020 7717 1658 or email