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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Vox pop; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
3 Jan 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:21:39
Description
The Future of Student Grants, presented by Des Fahy. Looks at Education Secretary Sir Keith Joseph’s proposals to reduce the amount of money spent on student grants. Includes interview with head of the NUS Phil Woolas on their opposition to the cuts and and the privatisation of the higher education system and vox pop with protesting students. Includes debate from the House of Commons with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaking on the proposals, and the possibility of student loans. Engineer Heather Branwell.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Heather Branwell; Phil Woolas; Des Fahy
Keywords
Cost reduction; Demonstrations; Privatization; Keith Joseph; Educational finance; Higher education; Students; Student loans; Educational grants; Tuition fees (universities and colleges); NUS

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