Amy Cousens, demonstration, Leeds University UCU, Mark Taylor-Batty, Mary Finch, Piers Telemacque, privatisation, Save Our Loans Leeds, Socialist Students, student loans, Tanis Belsham-Wray, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, TUSC
The government plans to sell off student loans to private companies. To show our outrage, 50 students from Leeds marched around Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University, to raise awareness of the situation and get more students involved in the campaign.
Mary Finch, one of the organisers of the demonstration, explained the effects, after years of hard work, to then face extreme pressure to pay off high amounts of debt. Mark Taylor-Batty of lecturer’s union UCU expressed great support for us.
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