Have you been in touch with your MP lately?
If you'd like to send her/him a Christmas card, or maybe, just for instance, beg him/her to vote against cuts to education funding
, here's a handy link:writetothem.com
Cambridge people, I know Julian Huppert has promised to vote against, but it couldn't hurt to write and thank him for that, could it?
I'm not just worried about how the teen monkeys will be able to afford university (though I am). I'm also concerned that nobody in their right minds will run up 30K of debt so they can go into teaching and other relatively low-paid graduate professions. Even the Open University will have to hike up its fees. Yes, it'll be easier to borrow money to pay those fees, but we will lose all the people who are studying for its own sake, or just dipping a cautious toe into education after previous bad experiences, wondering if, perhaps, maybe, possibly, they can do it after all. I don't want to see our universities lose their diversity to become training centres for people who've decided to invest in a career in banking.