Having just graduated, i’ve had some time to think about education – first of all to know how important it is, and how fortunate I am to have received it. But, I’m also reminded of the changes that are happening, and those that wish to profit from education at the expense of others, so I’d like to set the record straight. Our university is successful because of the creativity and passion of its staff and students, and the community we live in. Not because of you. Your role should be to support these three groups, but increasingly it is becoming a role focused on profit and the transformation of our education and locality into a business plan – this does not represent us and our ideas. As students, we will leave this with thousands of pounds of debt, and as locals we will struggle to afford housing for our families in the area we call home because of your insistence to expand and refusal to listen and co-operate with those around you. This is not to say I am unappreciative of my time here, nor is it a personal attack. It is the expression of my experience-based opinions, something which your establishment does not allow its staff (or sometimes students) to do free from fear or intimidation. Please, read this carefully, and think about how to build a healthier, happier and less commercial relationship to those around you, who are suffering from the current stubbornness, greed and deaf ears that you have built around you – we are not your business and education is not for sale.