Why we support the students

A joint statement from UCU and NUS Scotland calls for support from academics for the NUS campaign to reclaim their voice.

It says: Students have been proud to be at the forefront of challenging the Coalition Government’s austerity measures. The dismantling of our education, for generations to come, is nothing short of criminal. So from demonstrating to lobbying, students and students’ unions have been campaigning as hard as we can against these moves.”

It goes on to say: “We have already seen calls from Principals to close courses, cut student numbers and introduce fees north of the border. All of this when the status quo would still not be good enough – one in three students are thinking of dropping out due to financial concerns, over half are in commercial debt and most have more hours in part-time work than they do in the classroom. That is why on
22 March, the day Parliament dissolves, thousands of students will be marching through Edinburgh to Holyrood, to reclaim our voice”.

We support the students – and are heartened that local students are also supporting our campaigns against the cuts and in favour of job security to ensure a decent education.

For more information, go to: www.ReclaimYourVoice.co.uk

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