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Students protest over cuts

Thousands of students are taking part in a demonstration in London to call for investment in education and employment.

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Government reforms have made university system 'fairer'

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has released this statement ahead of a student protest against cuts to university funding:

The Government's reforms have made the university system fairer and more progressive.

Most students will not pay upfront to study; there are more generous loans, grants and bursaries for those poorer families and loans are only repaid once graduates have jobs and are earning over £21,000.

Students, like other citizens, have the right to participate in peaceful protest.

– Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesman

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