Between increasing tuition fees, highly flammable university halls and “epidemic levels” of sexual misconduct and harassment, there’s never been a worse time to be a student. Before Tony Blair introduced fees in 1997 and the coalition government tripled them in 2010, you at least didn’t have to pay almost £30,000 for the privilege of being molested by a lecturer or watching all your belongings be burned to a crisp.
Traditionally, the Labour Party has scooped up the majority of student votes during elections. Though support has waned between 2017 and now, it still commands the biggest section of the vote among full-time undergraduates, according to non-partisan university think-tank HEPI.
Let’s break down the various party manifesto promises for university students. Bear in mind that these