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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 December 2008

Wales - the true extent of student debt exposed

On Thursday 4 December, members of Bangor Socialist Students organised a 'Wall of Debt'.

Laurence Winch-Furness

Students could estimate how much debt they would be in by the end of their course. Around sixty students participated and the estimates were written on colour coded stickers, with the lowest estimate (0-5000) being pale pink, whilst the highest (over 20,000) were dark green. Over half of all estimates were green, whilst only a handful were pink.

The highest estimate, at $128,000 (78,000), came from an American overseas student. Joint second were two law students at 64,000. Only two students were in no debt at all, and one of these was a visitor from Finland, where education is free. Many students in the lower debt bands informed us they had had to save large sums of money before coming to university.

This is an indication of the problems facing students in Wales before top-up fees have been introduced. There is an urgent need for a mass campaign for free education and against all attacks on education in Britain.

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In The Socialist 10 December 2008:

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Socialist Party NHS campaign

Save our NHS


International socialist news and analysis

Greece in widespread revolt

Queen's rep suspends Canada's parliament

Chicago workers occupy factory


Socialist Party editorial

Welfare 'reform' - fight these attacks

Crisis loans


Socialist Party campaigns

Usdaw presidential election - support Robbie!

DNA evidence - Labour's draconian laws...

Jean Charles de Menezes Coroner restricts inquest verdict

Lewisham's Greens and the BNP 'supporters list'


Education fightback

Student struggle in Spain - time of revolt

60,000 march against education cuts in Dublin

Wales - the true extent of student debt exposed


Workplace news and analysis

PCS gains steps towards settlement

Militant response needed at ex-Visteon plant to save jobs

South Wales job losses

The National Shop Stewards Network is organising a meeting for car workers and those in ancillary industries:

Unite against university attacks

Hospital trust offers pay cuts for Christmas

In brief


Environment and socialism

Water - essential of life or blue gold?


Socialist Party review

Socialism and left unity - a critique of the Socialist Workers Party


 

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