Wednesday, November 21, 2012

STAR MARCHES WITH NUS

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STAR’s Equal Access campaign to open Universities to students seeking asylum took to the streets of London for the NUS (National Union of Students) demonstration against fees and cuts today.

The NUS is calling for ‘a properly funded tertiary education system, accessible to all’. STAR’s presence drew attention to the way in which asylum seekers are denied access to pursuing education at tertiary level because they are charged the fees applied to international students. Without permission to work or access to student loans, asylum seekers have no means of paying the higher fees.

In between the chanting and drumming, bearing balloons and banners STAR members spoke to students about the Equal Access campaign, gathering over 150 signatures on petitions demanding that asylum seekers be charged home fees.

Find out more about the equal access campaign here

Posted by STAR team on 21/11/2012 at 04:31 PM