It’s Time to Stop Shafting Young People

Stand Up Magazine - Empowering Millennials

How does it feel to know your daughter, son, niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson has £50,000 debt to their name by the age of 21? That’s the reality.


Since the 2012 rise in University tuition fees that allowed universities to charge up to £9,000 a year, students have been graduating with more than a degree. They’re also welcomed by a letter telling them just how much debt they’re in. In June 2017, graduates walked out of uni with an average debt of £32,220, and this is expected to rise each year. Adding interest to that number also makes it extremely unlikely that the average student will ever pay this debt off.

But some young people are still fighting for this unfair expense on young people to end. We spoke to Kara Duzgan, a member of the Youth Parliament about how the high student fees are affecting young people, and…

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