The government remains committed to selling-off the nation’s Student Loans. Students and graduates who took out loans from the government will find themselves with higher interest rates, altered loan conditions and indebted to commercial banks. But anger at the move is rising, and this Wednesday campaigners at the University of York will be outside the University Library from 10am to gather petition signatures, and to hold a rally from 12.30pm.
The events at the University of York are part of a day of action called for by the ‘Student Assembly Against Austerity’, that will see action on over 20 campuses across the country. Its hoped these actions will begin a fresh cycle of student protest, both in York and around the UK. However, the impacts of this issue will go far further than current students, as many former students, including those who never completed their courses, will be badly affected.