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    I don't think that anymore protests that we've seen so far will actually do anything.

    I suggest that thousands of students come to London, sit down in the main streets, blocking cars and transport, effectively shutting the Capital down.

    By peacefully occupying the main roads and such, you would make a real political say, and the government would then be forced to listen to you.

    Anyone else up for it?
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    i think everyone should boycott the uni's that raise their tuition fees above the current levels. That way all the other uni's will drop their proposed plans to attract the rebelling students. That or go to uni and enmasse not pay the the unis? Or, boycott uni enmass altogether!

    or even better: the whole country should stop paying taxes but i think PAYE screws up this idea
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    haters going to hate OP
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    (Original post by blue_shift86)
    i think everyone should boycott the uni's that raise their tuition fees above the current levels.
    What - all of them?
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    (Original post by Delaney)
    What - all of them?
    yer! Afterall uni's wouldn't function without people. And then they'd HAVE to listen to the students because they'd not be getting ANY money. That'll show these uni's their place. . That's my ideology, but i don't think it could ever happen. Too many chinese would just come over and pay anything for education.
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    You will just piss people off and detract even more support. Making peoples lives inconvinient = not a winning strategy.
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    Im a student and i dont mind the rise because i can go no matter what the price is. But its still a better system than the current one and i think your making yourself look stupid by protesting and its being counter productive...it will get rushed through the house of lords in no time what so ever.
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    (Original post by The_Great_One)
    Im a student and i dont mind the rise because i can go no matter what the price is. But its still a better system than the current one and i think your making yourself look stupid by protesting and its being counter productive...it will get rushed through the house of lords in no time what so ever.
    I agree and I am sick and tired of all the socialist worker types, unions, anti capitilists etc jumping on the band wagon and causing riots. They just want to **** things up for the government because they hate tories they don't actually give a toss about the poor or education.
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    I predict the Ops reasonable and unselfish plan will go down well in TSR.

    In other news, weather in hell today will be unseasonably frigid.
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    Personally im all for kicking up a stink, sadly i carnt readly join in as having recently graduated i have a full time job that currently leaves me shattered come weekend, which i then spend working on my boat.

    But if nobody does anything theres no feedback.

    I like the idea of sitting in major roads as well.

    Im very lucky indeed because starting in 2005 (did a masters+placment, hence 2010 graduation) i just missed the previous raise and paid about £1250 per year (£600ish during my placment year) and during my 3rd/4th year was infact often sitting in the same room as people paying three times that if they where going batcholers or hadnt dont a placment year.

    If the uni;s done take advantage of the raise and keep it around the £3k mark, though expensive, the world will carry on and the law change was pointless. However, if they make use of the increased limit, which im sure some undoubtly wil, i ts going to change who goes to what university, to do what, for how long, and not nessrally in a good way.

    I certianly wouldnt have been able to afford, let alone justify, 5*£9k if thats what it would have cost in fee's alone.


    Daniel
 
 
 
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