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  • "Erastus, that is an argument from ignorance, pure and simple. Firstly, Goldsmiths also teachers degrees like history, computer science and psychology- specialist skills based degrees that feed into the work place at a much higher level than 'getting a job from school'. History, for example, is a mainstay of Lawyers and Politician's alike. Secondly, Media and Communication at Golds is far from 'studying the white album'. It is a sociologically based investigation into the mentalities of media which, ironically, is a massively important skill to those working in the political world of spin. Everything we do is influenced by media and to write it off as 'mickey mouse' shows both a vast, right wing press based (who mostly, ironically, studied Media) misunderstanding of what Media is. I, personally, am Studying History at Golds with a hope to go on to PhD and eventually lecturing, no doubt teaching the politicians of the future.

    Your final comment is just stupid. Obviously, those studying media, though not in the way you imagine, would not be applying for the same job as someone who had 5 years experience. If they ARE doing that, then we have to ask why, and the answer would be the current government actions.

    Finally, there is a social aspect to Education. As a mature student who has 15, not 5, years experience taking me to a director position before a company collapse, the broadening of my mind and the enrichment of my life, effecting every part of my life, as well as the new skill I have developed would make me a better wage slave, sorry, I mean worker, in the way you suggest we should all be when I re-enter the job market. If I had this knowledge before, I would have done the job much better AND EMPLOYERS KNOW THIS. Experience can be gained on the job, a broad approach to learning cannot."
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NEW CROSS: Goldsmiths students occupy Deptford Town Hall over tuition fee rise

NEW CROSS: Goldsmiths students occupy Deptford Town Hall over tuition fee rise

Protestors plan to stay all night

Protestors plan to stay all night

First published in News

STUDENTS angry at a rise in tuition fees have occupied one of their university buildings and plan to stage an all-night protest.

Around 50 students marched into the Deptford Town Hall building, part of Goldsmiths University, with banners saying ‘They say cut back, we say fight back’.

Earlier today, Universities Minister David Willetts announced that universities in England would be able to charge up to £9,000 per year.

A lot of the annual fee rise, up from £3,290, will replace funding that was cut in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Goldsmiths Student Union campaigns officer James Haywood said the protestors planned to stay in the building, which contains senior management offices, all night.

Mr Haywood said: “It’s not just about the tuition fees. It’s about the cuts.

“Senior management has made it clear they support the increase in fees. They’re refusing to join our campaign.”

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