Education should be a right not a privilege and outrageous tuition fees make the choice of further education an impossibility to many people. Capitalism is in crisis and rather than going after those who caused the problems (banks and big business), it is everyone else who foots the bill. The Tory politicians in power are a generation who all received or had the option to receive their education completely free, paid for by the State yet now their children or grandchildren are being put into a debt equivalent to the size of a house mortgage before they’ve even set foot into the wider world. The financial burden entailed in entering into postgraduate education today can lead to a great deal of stress that affects our academic output. I promise to fight and fight hard to continue the pressure on the University to not increase tuition fees and to join together with other student unions nationally to demand the government abolish fees altogether.