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January 1988

As students return from their Christmas Holidays to the new year of 1988, an issue of Student greets them, reporting issues such as student financial problems and the protest of a conservative MP on campus. Read more below…

21 January, 1988: Student Poverty and Conservative Disagreements

According to Student, many students are now over a term behind their housing benefit payments and provisions and are now facing severe financial problems.

Conservation MP Ian Laing was hosted at Teviot Row House by the University of Edinburgh Conservative Club, however many students showed up to the MP’s speech to protest his support of policies such the poll-tax and the introduction of a loans-only scheme for all UK students.

Read the full issue here

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