David Willetts at UEA: Protest against fees, cuts and privatisation!
May 15, 2012 Leave a comment
On the 24th May Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts is due to come to UEA to give a talk on ‘What’s government good for?’. Click here for facebook
Come and join us in protesting against David Willetts and his fellow Cabinet millionaires! The protest will begin at 5.30pm outside the main entrance to the lecture theatres (opposite the entrance to the library) and will last until 6.00pm at which point we intend to go in to hear what Willetts has to say.
Willetts is the Minister responsible for the tripling of tuition fees and the introduction of the White Paper which sets out the Coalitions plans for the wholesale privatisation of Higher Education.
Education is a public good and benefits all aspects of society. This government has made clear, through its attempts to privatise and commodify Higher Education, that it only values education insofar as the economic benefit it produces.
The closure of UEA’s School of Music was a direct result of government changes to undergraduate tuition fee funding and student allocation.
The Union of UEA Students and the National Union of Students have both democratically passed motions calling on Willetts to resign showing that students across the UK fundamentally oppose the Coalitions planned reforms of Higher Education.
We’re in the process of creating some publicity materials so if you’re interested in helping us hand out some flyers or you’d like a poster to stick up in your window please get in touch.
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