Here's how students are reacting to the general election
Students are known for their love of politics. But yesterday Theresa May announced that we're having an election smack bang in the middle of exam season, and they're less than happy about it, and most think it should count as extenuating circumstances.
Here's precisely how unhappy about it they are:
yeah thanks theresa got a week with 2 exams and you have to go stick a fucking election in it— adam (@_adam_17) April 18, 2017
it's exam season we do not need the added stress of a general election fuck theresa may fuck the tories and fuck exams— hurricane grrrl (@hurricanegrrrl) April 18, 2017
ok but does a general election count as extenuating circumstances for my exams— Taha Khan (@KhanStopMe) April 18, 2017
I could really do with not being distracted from my exams by a General Election— Ciara Brodie (@ciarabrodie) April 18, 2017
i literally cannot deal with another election i have exams to take i can't be checking polls constantly— elara ! (@elaraks) April 18, 2017
Would have appreciated if Theresa May had waited until my final year exams were done before calling an election...— Matt Pearce (@MattJFPearce) April 18, 2017
Lovely how the election falls slap bang in the middle of A level exams— Doughty :): (@NatDoughty) April 19, 2017
its proper peak the election is during uni exams, may as well just do a postal vote so i dont have to worry.— Tฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎M™ (@TomMatharr) April 19, 2017
Advice for postal voting v important too as election is in middle of exams for so many https://t.co/Xqmm2CXAxX— Diane Leedham (@DiLeed) April 18, 2017
When Theresa May announces a general election in the middle of exams pic.twitter.com/4B56bpJjQA— Sannah (@Sannah_R) April 18, 2017
can students put down the stress caused by the snap election as extenuating circumstances in our upcoming exams please— amy (@scamnanders) April 18, 2017
WHY HAVE AN ELECTION IN THE MIDDLE IF EXAMS— Arran (@Arran_Rangi) April 18, 2017
Some people are straight-up calling it a conspiracy...
The cold cynicism of calling an election for June when low turnout/young people having exams will work most egregiously in Tories' favour— Jai (@j__a__i) April 18, 2017
Timing of election makes it hard for 18 year olds doing A Levels, Uni students doing exams/Finals to vote - let alone campaign & engage— Peter Frankopan (@peterfrankopan) April 18, 2017
Which it probably is. Register to vote here, and vote by post if it clashes with an exam / revision.
Interesting Theresa May has called an election midway through A Level and Degree exams to lower young turnout 🐍🐍#GeneralElection— Jacktheperson (@BardleJack) April 18, 2017