Today, over 1,000 students from Scotland join thousands more from across the UK for the National Union of Students’
Students from across the country, and as far afield as Banff and Buchan College, have made the journey to campaign against the impact of government policy, and it’s lack of opportunities for students and graduates.
Robin Parker, President of NUS Scotland, said:
“Today, thousands of students will make the long journey from many parts of Scotland to London for NUS’s national demonstration. We’re marching together with students from across the UK, to make a stand against disastrous decisions by the Westminster which are felt across the UK.
“While Holyrood can do more in many areas, you don’t have to look far to see that some of the biggest impacts being felt by students can be traced back to Westminster. A crisis in youth unemployment, huge fees for RUK students, colleges losing their ability to recruit international students, and the continued attempts to turn UK education into a market. All of these are problems which have been created by Westminster, and need, ultimately, to be fixed by Westminster.
“We’ll be marching beside students from across the UK to make the point to the Westminster government that students and young people deserve better. They need to urgently reconsider their discredited austerity measures, or risk consigning a generation to the scrapheap. They need to recognise that education and employment are the solution to a better economy, not something to put up barriers to, or shut people out of.”