A PRICE TO PAY - REBECCA PHILLIPS / by Emma Barnaby

"With the government recently axing the maintenance grant for the eligible students pursuing further education it spurred me on to speak up and to create this short piece. Despite the cut not affecting me directly, I have many friends who will be deeply affected by this cut. It seems unfair that those rich in intelligence but economically disadvantaged may have to re-consider a university education on the basis that they wouldn't be able to financially survive at uni, compared to a more financially privileged counterpart."

Rebecca Phillips, 19