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#CutTheCosts: Pig on tour

Friday 20-11-2015 - 14:38

Spaces are filling up for destinations on the UK tour of NUS’ #CutTheCosts inflatable pig.

Today’s stop at Liverpool Hope SU has already generated local media coverage about its use to highlight the burden of student debt and get students signed up to attend the #CutTheCosts Westminster lobby on 8th December.

The pig will start next week by visiting Edge Hill SU before getting in on some learning and networking at three Students’ Unions Local events in Liverpool, Hertfordshire and Leicester.

Friday will then take the pig to Birmingham Guild of Students to be part of a selfie competition with pictures and #CutTheCosts asks tweeted to Jo Johnson.

Later tour dates include Bedfordshire SU, Cumbria SU, University Campus Suffolk SU – who are collating a student debt portfolio to present to MPs - and Sussex Downs College SU.

A competition is under way to name the pig, with entries being taken through twitter and campaigns@nus.org.uk.

There are still spots available for the pig to visit your union during the #CutTheCosts Week of Action or week before.

If you’re interested in arranging a day, contact jo.hiley@nus.org.uk

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