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KCLSU & NUS Student Lobby of Parliament on Fees @ Parliament SquareWednesday, 11 November 2009Time: 12:00 - 19:00Location: Parliament SquareGet to Parliament Square for around 12.30pm to take part in some action outside of parliament, KCLSU will be meeting students at the Surrey Street entrance at 12pm, taking them to Parliament Square. Students may wish to meet us there (we should be visible!)NUS has called emergency action in Parliament on Wednesday 11 November 2009. The meeting will take place 3-5pm in Committee Room 11. The aim of this meeting is to put pressure on the Labour Party and the Conservative Party to come clean about their position on Higher Education Funding ahead of the 2010 General Election.Dear Students,This KCLSU update is both unique in it's nature as well as it's content, as it represents my first (and hopefully one of a very few) emergency updates, calling all students for action in the coming weeks. Whether you're an avid news fan or, for the most part, simply enjoy the pleasantries of student life, there is something which occurred this week that is a grave cause for concern. On Monday 9th November, the government announced its panel for the higher education fees review, a panel chaired by Lord Browne, the same honourable member of the House of Lords who called for tuition fees to be increased by 'perhaps a factor of four' in a 2002 speech; whilst, somewhat true-to-style and with many higher educational institutions and mission groups calling for a lifting of the current cap, the government were careful to include not one, but two vice-chancellors on the fees panel. Equally as startling is the inclusion of the businessman, Peter Sands, who is the current CEO of the Standard Chartered bank - an addition which is perhaps symbolic of the recent debacle whereby Lord Mandelson enshrined the consumer approach to higher education by calling for 'food-labelling' techniques to be used in order to demonstrate the 'value for money' of a university education to prospective students. Aside from the issue of funding, one must ask if this is really what higher education has descended into, after a multi-century tradition of high-class, high quality, intrinsically good university education, are we, as students, simply customers to whatever the institutions serve up and indeed, even if this was the case, have we even seen value for money since the £3000+ plus fees were introduced?There are so many unanswered questions in this higher education fees debate, questions which can only be answered honestly by those who have faced the issues thrown up by tuition fees, those who have been through the higher educational experience in recent years and, most importantly, those who understand what it is to be a university student in twenty-first century Britain. Quite simply, it is not only necessary, but extremely clear, that students must be given the opportunity to directly input into any review of the higher education funding system.But have we been invited to do so?The answer, sadly yet not surprisingly, isn't in the affirmative. Lord Browne and the government have failed to include student representatives on the fees review panel despite the sustained endeavours of the National Union of Students over the last year, and it therefore falls to us to make some resounding calls. As such, it is with great urgency, passion and ultimately, belief in a cause, that I call on you, the students of KCL, to stand up and be counted. Let the government know that there are many of us and that we have a voice by joining us at Parliament Square, 12.30pm on Wednesday 11th November or at 12pm in the Surrey Street Reception, Strand Campus where we will stand up and be counted.This may not benefit yourselves, but we have a duty to our siblings, friends and, most importantly, the future generations, to ensure that it is students answering the questions and ensuring that no education is too pricey, too debt-ridden or merely of instrumental value to, not a 'consumer', but a beneficiary of what should be a fruitful and worthwhile higher education system.In solidarity,Ryan Wain(President, KCLSU)

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Just don't get arrested or allow them to give you a caution Ashman.

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f*ck*ng students...
Better than being a gay protester
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f*ck*ng students...
Better than being a gay protester
Pretty much the same thing if you ask me.
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this wont achieve sh*t.
initbare people marched against war on terrorgov didnt listen and that was a far more serious issue, as if they care bout thisstill may go 4 the lols tho
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Listen, it doesn't matter. Rather put up a fight and protest then to just bend over and accept getting shagged up the batty. None of you ever seen Shawshank Redemption? they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth and unless you protest, you may as well protest on a gay march.

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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
Well, are people going to allow them to bang their bums?
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How can heads give me minus points for that post. I swear sometimes I think there is a lot of c*ck sucking going on here behind the scenes.

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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
Well, are people going to allow them to bang their bums?
Lol, do you just put random words together and click add post?
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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
Well, are people going to allow them to bang their bums?
Lol, do you just put random words together and click add post?
What kind of question is that? SERIOUSLY!!!!
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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
Well, are people going to allow them to bang their bums?
Lol, do you just put random words together and click add post?
What kind of question is that? SERIOUSLY!!!!
Because what you say is never logical.
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they may have banged his bum but nothing ever went in his mouth
:confused: That isn't a good way to persuade people to protest with you.
Well, are people going to allow them to bang their bums?
Lol, do you just put random words together and click add post?
What kind of question is that? SERIOUSLY!!!!
Because what you say is never logical.
What would anyone here know of logic?I thought I was the only producer on here using logic.
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