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# Students protesting again, are they?

What is it this time, then? More money for Pot Noodles & cheap watery lager?
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:09, archived)
# haha!
"rark rark" is the best protest cry ever!
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:15, archived)
# is it a
Roger Irrelevant quote?
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:17, archived)
# wibble
"eggsactly" I said.

hark! do you hear the wigwams?
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:19, archived)
# Hear this Doctor Holsten
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:22, archived)
# It is the noise that i imagined a cormorant would make
when i was going through my cormorant phase, and seems to have entered my general vocabulary...
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:20, archived)
# you're forgetting
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:19, archived)
# ooh!
I'd forgotten about that!
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:23, archived)
# Do cormorants honk?
The Kitten will be impressed...
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:24, archived)
# Nope.
'Rabble! Rabble!' is best when one is protesting or as you commoners call it, 'fighting the power'.
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:31, archived)
# You'd
be surprised at how much the little tikes spend on lager (and not the watery piss, either) in the Students' Union I used to work in, they regularly spent £14,000:00 on alcohol on a friday night. Skint buggers.
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:18, archived)
# if they saved that money towards paying off their tuition fees...
/gets on high horse and rides off into the distance

i am, of course, fully aware that I was once a dirty student, drinking watered down Tenants Pilsner in Liverpool Polytechnic bar and smoking roll-ups
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:23, archived)
# I switched...
...to nursing a half of blackcurrant cordial all night during my first year at university. A whole night out for 5p! Woop!

Never needed my student loan!

[edit: They've all got bloody cars now as well. Not even bangers... proper cars. Bah! Don't know they're born.]
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 9:25, archived)
# Bah!
I think you forget that in your day you probbaly got your money gifted to you! These days we leave uni at least £12k in debt if not more and have no choice in the matter. Its fuckin disgusting especially with what they plan to make us pay in the future, and they somehow expect more people to goto uni and leave with what? £40k debts?? Either way I'd like to see anyone on here over the age of 25 live a a year on £3k and pay rent out of that, which is what I currently have to do.

(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 11:10, archived)
# Slightly late here
but so was I...
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 13:16, archived)
I find that kinda offensive.

The main reason we're protesting is because the government is putting serious consideration into introducing 'top up fees'. Basically what it means is that the better universities will charge their students more money. Here in Oxford this might mean over £10,000 EXTRA PER YEAR

You can buy a lot more than a few pot noodles with that.

Granted, some people can afford it, but the majority of people will not. Can you imagine the access issues if poor British or poor foreign born kids wanted to come here?

Its not about our selfish needs, its about equality.

We're not asking for a free ride, we just dont think it's appropriate to make students pay for their education BEFORE they can afford it. The solution is to tax graduates around 5 to 10 years after they leave, not before they have a source of income.
(, Wed 4 Dec 2002, 12:52, archived)