At Bristol University, the recently established Student Assembly Against Austerity group organized a big open air rally, alongside a stall and petition.
One of the speakers at the rally was Bristol Students' Union's Black and Minority Ethnic Officer, Noha Abou El Magd who told the crowd: “I am angry, and every BME student who already has restricted access to education is angry, because right now our access to higher education is being limited more and more by these cuts to grants and the increase in tuition fees. It means that students from lower socio-economic backgrounds will have restricted access to education.”
The rally concluded with a call for Bristol students to join the national demo for free education happening in London on Wednesday 4 November.
Meanwhile at Exeter University, students dropped this ‘Keep The Grants’ banner at the heart of campus.
Want to get involved in our campaign to #KeepTheGrants – drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be organising future protests and national days of action. The next step is the national demo for free education happening on Wednesday 4 November in London – join us!