The time is now!
Free education is no longer a distant pipe dream, but a real possibility.
With extortionate fees, cuts to grants, attacks on international students, and ongoing marketisation, never has there been a more vital time to be calling for a radical change to our education system.
Students are now a powerful force in UK politics, be it the huge increase in young people’s turnout in the general election, or students’ campaign to boycott the 2017 National Student Survey to disrupt the recent higher education reforms.
Sheffield Students’ Union is supporting the demonstration called by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts’ (NCAFC) in London on the 15th November. We’re taking to the streets to call for the scrapping of all tuition fees, living grants for all, and an end to campus cuts across the country.
These demands are not out of our reach. There is no shortage of wealth in our society: enormous riches lie hoarded in the pockets of a few. Let’s tax that wealth and put it to better use by investing in an education run by and for students, workers and communities.
The government thinks they can get away with pushing through their destructive and unpopular higher education reforms. Let's prove them wrong, and fight for an education system that serves people not profit. Join us!