new aaron porter

NUS hit back at Clegg “not being straight” claim

With the controversial tuition fee vote looming, NUS National President Aaron Porter has hit back at Nick Clegg after accusations from the Deputy Prime Minister that he was ‘not being straight’ with student protesters over his ideas for higher education reform.

Fighting for the future: Students will today march on Westminster to protest the coalition

Cost of studying for a degree to double by 2012

The annual cost of studying for a degree will double by 2012 – having already risen 300 per cent since 1988, through a combination of grant cuts, rising living costs and tuition fees, which the government last week confirmed would increase to a maximum £9,000 per year. The news comes as thousands of students prepare to march on Westminster today to protest the coalition’s “looming, savage education cuts”.