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Thousands of students to stage walkout protest

Tens of thousands of students are expected to take part in a national walkout this week in protest at the Government's plans for higher education.

Student protests will take place on Wednesday

Tens of thousands of students are expected to take part in a national walkout this week in protest at the Government's plans for higher education.

Protest action on Wednesday's will see students at campuses across the UK boycott lectures to show what universities will look like if higher education becomes too expensive.

The move is part of the National Union of Students (NUS) Come Clean campaign, which calls for a public debate on issues such as student funding and planned university reforms. The walkout comes in a week of action designed to show that high tuition fees, hidden course costs and a lack of bursaries are pricing students out of education.

The NUS said it wants universities to come clean on the cost of being a student, and for the Government to come clean on the future of the education system.

It was reported in January that the Government is planning to shelve, or delay the HE Bill, which contains measures on changing the university system to make it more competitive.

The walkout will see students taking part in demonstrations, signing petitions and other action to highlight their cause.

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