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Protest against university cuts

Issue No. 2214

David Willetts, the Tory universities minister, has told young people who find there are no university courses available because of cuts to retake their A-levels to get better results.

Some 660,000 people have applied for university in Britain this year—up 12 percent on last year.

Around 45,000 people are reapplying after being rejected in 2009. It’s expected that up to 250,000 students will miss out.

The Tories are cutting millions from the higher education budget and attacking institutions and subjects that don’t comply with their market vision of education.

It is essential that staff and students resist these cuts and join the National Union of Students and lecturers’ UCU union demonstration on Wednesday 10 November in central London.

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Tue 10 Aug 2010, 17:16 BST
Issue No. 2214
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