In the summer budget, the Tories announced that were intend to scrap maintenance grants for students from low-income families from 2016. This move will burden hundreds of thousands of students with even more debt and prevent huge numbers of people from accessing education.
Jeremy Corbyn has opposed this move in Parliament by putting down an Early Day Motion which already has the support of 65 MPs. You can ask your MP to add their support by using our simple lobby tool – just click here and type in your post code and send our model letter to your MP within seconds.
As part of this national day of action, a number of Students’ Unions and campus activist groups are organising protests to MPs’ constituency offices. Here are a few of the action taking place:
#GrantsNotDebt: Warwick Protest Chris White
Save maintenance grants – Norwich student lobby and demonstration
Stop the Cuts to Grants! – Protest Jo Johnson, Universities Minister
Grants Not Debt: UCLU Protests Iain Duncan Smith
#GrantsNotDebt Protest Outside a Tory MP’s office
Goldsmiths goes to Goldsmith
#GrantsNotLoans: Protest Outside George Osborne’s Constituency Office
#KeepTheGrants Demo 18th September 2015
Calling on Boris Johnson to SAVE OUR GRANTS
Get involved in this vital campaign – we need to build a huge movement, with the aim of forcing a government u-turn.
#KeepTheGrants #GrantsNotDebt #CutTheCosts