Glasgow Students Vote AGAINST Scottish Independence In Mock Referendum

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As the debate for and against Scottish independence hots up, a group of students have given a good idea of which way they'd be voting after rejecting the motion in a mock referendum.

The vote, held at Glasgow Caledonian University, saw a 63% majority in favour of keeping Scotland as part of the UK. Around 1,500 students took part in the poll, which will be held for real on 18 September.

Sogand Azimi, a student at Glasgow Caledonian University, told The Scotsman: "It’s clear that more and more young people are rejecting Alex Salmond’s divisive campaign for separation.

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"As part of the UK our young people benefit from the opportunities that come from being part of something bigger."

A spokesperson for the Better Together campaign said students did not want to "gamble" with their future.

"It's great to have the support of the vast majority of students at Glasgow Caledonian University.

"After big wins in the mock referendums at the University of Glasgow and across Aberdeenshire schools, for those of us who want Scotland to remain in the UK it is clear young people know that being part of something bigger brings greater opportunity.

"Students simply don't want to gamble with their future. We are stronger and better together."

A spokesperson for the Yes campaign pointed out that other polls showed different results; a debate at Strathclyde University run by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies yielded a 68% favour of Scottish independence.

"When 'don't knows' are excluded, Yes Scotland is polling above 40%."

Students have been left in limbo as to whether they will be forced to pay tuition fees at Scottish universities if the country gains its independence. Charging British students fees would be illegal if Scotland separated from the UK, leaving the Scottish National Party to foot a £150m bill in fees.

However Alex Salmond has insisted students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland would be made to continue paying fees, while Scottish and other EU students would attend the country's institutions for free.