We had a great response to the University of Winchester’s Freshers’ Fair on Saturday.
Over 650 students walked out wearing ‘Scrap Tuition Fees’ stickers – and we had great support for our Youth and Student Group’s campaigns on Darfur and against homophobic bullying. We also got a good crowd of new members!
I remember campaigning against tuition fees as a student union officer in the 1980s and there was huge opposition then – and so I wasn’t too surprised when so many Winchester students responded so vigorously to our campaign.
The response was so strong that we had to reprint the petition forms after only an hour. We got nearly twice as many signatures as last year.
I know that some people think that Winchester students aren’t political (presumably people who haven’t heard of Winchester’s new Politics and Global Studies course). Our experience was quite different!