Educate. Employ. Empower.
If you have any of the elected Students’ Union officers on Facebook or Twitter you may already be aware of this, but Edge Hill Students’ Union will be supporting the National Union of Students at a national demo in London on Wednesday 21 November.
We have teamed up with other North West based Unions to travel down south in a convoy of coaches with several hundred students already signed up to take part. We will be joining many thousands of students from around the UK in making our voices heard on our concerns over our futures.
NUS voted in favour of holding this demo at National Conference back in April, and the national leaders have entitled the demo ‘Educate. Employ. Empower.’ This demo is not a direct protest against the rise in university fees – as was the demo in 2010.
This demo is aiming to bring students and young people to the fore and let our elected politicians know that we are not happy about a number of things, including the trebling of tuition fees, the cutting of Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for Further Education (FE) students, high youth unemployment (in particular in the North West), poor graduate employment prospects, and many other things that are affecting us as future teachers, future nurses, etc.
In order to show your interest in partaking in the demo, we need you to email us your interest at SUVPFAS@edgehill.ac.uk. We will then add you to the interest list, and will invite you to our demo briefing (compulsory if you wish to partake), time and venue to be confirmed by email.
For the event itself, it will be an all-day thing, with an approximate 4am departure from Edge Hill and an approximate 10pm arrival back. There is a small cost of £5 involved in order to offset the large financial investment our SU will be making in the cost of the coach hire, as well as a £5 deposit which you will receive back assuming your attendance is confirmed.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with your Students’ Union, and students nationally, but it is an even greater opportunity to take an interest in your future by attending the demo briefing, whether you partake or not, as you may learn more about the reasons we are marching.
We look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.
Thanks for reading.
Please note limited seats are available and we may decide to run a first come first serve policy, if necessary, when we decide to begin selling tickets