NUS tells students to march - 'You've got a lot to be angry about'
National Union of Students President Liam Burns is calling on students to march in London on Wednesday 21 November, and to make sure politicians know what they want to see being debated at the next general election - or risk continuing to be ignored.
In a video message to delegates at the NUS Further Education Leadership training event for newly elected officers in colleges and sixth forms, Burns said, 'You’ve got a lot to be angry about. You’ve had your education systematically attacked across the board by the coalition. And even if you get to the other end, what have you got to look forward to?'
He said that youth unemployment was at an all-time high, getting on the property ladder is next to impossible and 'we don’t even have the safety net of pensions to look forward to any more.'
He said it was time they started setting the agenda and should immediately start talking to the student's unions about plans for the 2012 demonstration and the issues they want to see adressed by politicians, whether it was the cost of further education, job prospects, or more general worries.
Full details and video on the NUS website