QMSU students in Mile End give their views ahead of today’s march for the National Demo.
Laura Beeley, 21, a third year student of biomedical sciences, says she’s marching to protect the cap so her brother, who is 17, doesn’t have his educational future ruined. He may have to cancel travelling plans to avoid the fee increase. Betrayed as a Lib Dem voter, she says it’s a ‘slap in the face’ and that Nick Clegg is a ‘drip’ and a ‘puppet’ of the Conservatives.
Salome, Kiliam and Arzu are Erasmus students fighting for UK students even though they pay nothing to UK universities. fees are much less in Germany but they are protesting to save a fellow generation of students. They are familiar with protests like this in their own country.