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Leeds Socialist Students

Marching for free education past Leeds University & Notre Dame Sixth Form Marching for free education past Leeds University & Notre Dame Sixth Form

Students across Yorkshire joined together this past Friday for the Yorkshire March for Free Education; organised by Leeds for Free Education the demonstration attracted around 150 people from across the region including Sheffield, York and Huddersfield.

Aggie Chaplin, Sheffield Hallam Socialist Students & Iain Dalton, Socialist Students Yorkshire Organiser

As well as marching, the event included a number of excellent speakers, such as Socialist Students member Lily Green from Huddersfield, a sixth-form student who gave an inspiring speech on the disastrous effects the marketisation of education has had for students across the country.

Lily Green addresses the starting rally outside Leeds University Union Lily Green addresses the starting rally outside Leeds University Union

Similarly, Sam Morecroft, a PHD student at the University of Sheffield and the UCU Anti-Casualisation campaign, highlighted the plight of university teaching staff who are currently paid an exploitative hourly wage and stressed the importance…

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