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Chinese Central Bank Clobbers All UK Students By Raising Rents & Tuition Fees

Made In China

Real Media’s latest video reveals how the UK’s Proposed University Laws have been drafted to suit the People’s Bank of China — also known as the Chinese Central Bank —  the world’s second largest largest money machine.

UCL Rent Strike

I was first told this story last month by David Dahlborn, a history student at University College London (UCL). He is the Student Housing officer at UCL.

Dahlborn informed that me students in London are being systematically overcharged for University accommodation.

The UCL Rent Strike Campaign have discovered the revolving door between their University and its largest private accommodation provider — UPP.

UPP

Last year UCL Estates Office appointed Duncan Palmer the ex-Managing Director of UPP’s Residential Services as their Head of Student Accomodation.

The wording on Palmer’s LinkedIn profile is consistent with the revolving door theory as it says he only has an interim role at UCL.

The general feeling is that Palmer is going to hand over as much of UCL’s housing stock to his former colleagues at UPP as he can — before returning there himself.

UCL have been asked via Freedom of Information (FOI) request to supply details of all correspondence between Palmer and UPP but there is no guarantee they will co-operate.

The Rent Strike have not yet attempted to monitor Palmer’s employment contract with UCL.

David Dahlborn showed me in UPP’s accounts that their major shareholders are a Dutch Pension Fund and the Chinese Central Bank.

Chinese Central Bank

This Wall Street Journal piece shows the Chinese Central Bank have recently been taking quite an interest in Britain.

Further googling told us that UPP sponsor the Higher Education Commission which lobbies government to raise tuition fees and increase the size of student loans.

In December 2015 UPP released their Work Hard Play Hard report on Student Experience

And surely enough in the Queen’s Speech, Student Experience is used to justify rampant marketisation of the University Sector as the UK positions itself as a Global Academic Supermarket.

 

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