Sheffield Students from both Hallam and University joined together and spoke out against the cuts to higher education. The group totaled some thirty students mainly from the socialist parties of both colleges and included megaphones and drums in what was a loud and passionate protest.
The group made their way down through the cities main streets and past the town hall just after midday escorted by mounted and walking police.
Today’s events across the UK are part of the “come clean” campaign which has followed on from previous student protests. This time young people of Britain want answers as to why tuition fees were trebled to 9,000 pounds and also why the private sector have been given new degree awarding powers.
It is expected local MPwe be lobbied by both of the Universities unions as the push for change moves forward in 2012.