The Pulse: #Demo2012 Special

22nd November 2012


On Wednesday 21st November The Pulse travelled down to London to cover #DEMO2012. This was a march organised by the National Union Students to mark the two year anniversary since the 2010 demonstration over tuition fees rising to £9,000 a year and cuts to student funding. The Pulse covered 2010’s demo and here’s our past Pulse reporter, Lucy telling us what happened then:

In comparison, this year was much calmer. Here’s Genie and Miranda talking to protestors this year:

The NUS planned this march to protest against graduate unemployment, cuts to EMA and tuition fee rises promoting the slogan ‘Educate, Empower, Employ’. We spoke to students from the University of Nottingham on the coach down to this year’s demonstration and asked them why they were travelling down and whether they knew the NUS’s aims:

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming the MP David Milliband to campus and asked him what he thinks about DEMO2012:

Jessie and Anna discussed what he had to say:

We wanted to find out what the University of Nottingham is doing about rising tuition fees so Jessie spoke to The University’s registrar, Paul Greatrix, and asked him about this year’s DEMO and how the university has tackled rising fees:

Jessie rang Genie and Miranda on their way back from London and spoke to them about how the day went:

One listener had this to say on the whole issue of DEMO and tuition fees in Britain: