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Disabled Student Allowance under threat

Last week the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference supported UCU’s emergency motion calling for a campaign against the ‘modernisation’ (abolition) of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). A day of action has been called on by the National Union of Students (NUS) on Friday 6 June 2014.

DSA is a vital support for many disabled students, helping many to access education. Students receiving DSA are more likely to reach a first or upper class second honours degree than disabled students who do not receive an allowance.

At a time when the government has already made savage cuts to disabled people?s benefits and cuts to local government funding, we cannot let this continue.

What you can do….

Sign the petition

Download the poster and social media banner

NUS  are also organising a social media thunderclap on Friday 6th June and you can support this  or add your own tweet from the following suggestions:

Disabled students – don’t let their disability hold them back from studying but Dave’s cuts to Disabled Students Allowance will! #DegreesofDiscrimination

Don’t cut us out – Save the Disabled Students Allowance! #DegreesofDiscrimination

Degrees on merit not for those who can afford it – Save the Disabled Students Allowance! #DegreesofDiscrimination

Don’t do it Dave! Save the Disabled Students Allowance#DegreesofDiscrimination

Angry about DSA cuts? Get organised! Join the lobby on June 6th #DegreesofDiscrimination*

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