College Christmas list delivered to MSP

A wish list petition was handed into Graham Dey's office in Arbroath on Monday morning. Pictured are, from left - Gary Paterson, Robin Parker NUS president and James Litterick.
A wish list petition was handed into Graham Dey's office in Arbroath on Monday morning. Pictured are, from left - Gary Paterson, Robin Parker NUS president and James Litterick.

STUDENTS from Angus College Students’ Association delivered a ‘Christmas Wish List’ to the constituency offices of local MSPs Graeme Dey and Nigel Don last Monday. As part of the NUS Scotland’s ‘Our Future, Our Fight’ campaign, the students called on the Scottish Parliament and government to work with college principals to ensure that places, quality, local access and support are protected during the budget negotiations in the New Year. Gary Paterson, campaign officer for Angus College Students’ Association, said: “As college winds down ahead of the Christmas break, many students and staff are concerned whether the Scottish Government’s plan to cut college budgets by 20 per cent in the New Year will mean cuts to places, student support and quality, and an end to local access. “We hope that our MSPs and Mike Russell will fulfil our wishlist and ensure that education quality, student places, local access to courses and student support at Angus are protected.”

Robin Parker, president of NUS Scotland, commented: “The best Christmas present that students in Scotland could receive is a clear indication that the money is there to make sure that places, quality, local access and student support will be protected for college students in Scotland.’ l Pictured delivering the wish list is Gary Paterson, alongside Robin Parker as Santa and James Litterick.