Friday, 12 June 2015


This is a very different post than my usual ones and for anybody that commonly reads, you'll know that. I was suppose to be writing a 'favourites' blog post today but I think this issue is far more important! 

These days, everybody is expected to go to university and for a lot of people, it's their first step into adulthood where responsibility kicks in and budgets have to be made while still having someone to lean on incase something goes wrong. For me, this is necessary! I'm 18years old, working two jobs and finishing my exams just so I can go to the university I want to and that's WITH the maintenance grant!

Me, mols (my new found friend) and a lot of other people wouldn't  be able to take this step or even consider this step if the maintenance grant was taken away!

The idea behind taking it away is to save a lot of money in a short period of time for the tax payers. I understand the temptation. However! If this funding was taken away, just think how many people wouldn't be able to attend university. Just think of the amount of people that have applied of 'high class courses' that lead to 'high class jobs' such as Law. These jobs would then have a higher unemployment rate because nobody could afford to go to university to get the qualifications needed.

In the short term, yes, a lot of money would be saved. But, in the long run, unemployment rates are going to ruin this country, the amount of people working in 'low end' (not my opinion of the class of job) jobs like supermarkets compared to become solicitors, doctors, nurses, paramedics.

I think it's appalling that this movement is even being considered. You are jeopardising this generation and the generations to come. 

Please, even if this doesn't affect you. Think of your children, your friends children, your nieces, nephews, anyone you know that will be affected by this and please repost or share this. I'd like to get this seen. These are the opinions of everybody I have spoken to about this and we will not go down quietly! 

This is our future, our lives that they are playing with. Don't tolerate it.


  1. I sincerely hope that it doesn't come that far. Good luck!

  2. Thank you, and thank you so much for sharing. I want to try and get this heard!

  3. Ohh gosh I hope it all works out gal X University is such a costly thing these days, theres already so much strain on family's and I totally understand the pressure this would put people under. Best of luck with uni, heres hoping it all works out x x

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    1. Thank you. I just think it's a bit ridiculous that they want to get rid of the only thing that makes it possible for so many of us to go to university. I can't wait to go. I hope it works out too, so thank you very much xx