A giant inflatable pig is coming to Eastbourne as part of a series of protests against rising student debts.
The pig, which is the mascot of the National Union of Students’ (NUS) Cut the Costs campaign, comes to Sussex Downs College campus in Eastbourne as part of a national tour of student unions this week (December 9).
The NUS campaign is calling on the Government to rethink policies such as the scrapping of maintenance grants and reduce the amount of debt facing students leaving higher education.
Megan Dunn, NUS National President, said, “Debt isn’t just a student loan. It’s students in overdraft, borrowing money or choosing whether to eat or heat their flats. Debt limits your choices, or leaves you with no choice at all.
“Debt is a disaster waiting to happen. The burden of debt being piled onto students’ shoulders is creating a crisis – not just in education, but for the economy.
“The Cut the Costs campaign, calls on the Government to invest in education instead of shifting debt onto the shoulders of students. Students are not the Government’s piggy bank.”
For more information about the campaign visit nusconnect.org.uk
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