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13 May 2015

Top of the list of student demands; not lower fees, but more counselling

When students from Goldsmiths University occupied Deptford town hall in south-east London in March, many of their demands were familiar: “Fight marketisation and privatisation of higher education.” “Police not welcome on campus.” But the very first demand on their list was a new one: “Recruit more counsellors.”

The students who occupied the London School of Economics also wanted more therapy: “We demand … the removal of the standard six-session cap.” And on OccupyKCL’s list of demands, nestled between “ethical investments” and “free education”, is this one: “A permanent additional CBT [cognitive behavioural therapy] therapist.”

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