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Emotions on campus.

Emotions on campus.

Ashley Hayward stands anxiously on the picket line outside the Senate House library in the heart of Bloomsbury, central London.

As cries of: "Don't go to your classes today, don't cross the picket," ring out, the stress tells on the 19-year-old's face.

Edging forward, the first-year ancient-languages student seems distressed and a little angry.

"I completely agree with the lecturers, but I am paying for my education and my teacher is running the lesson today," she says.

"This is my degree. I have an exam. So I can't miss it."

"This is an exam that is 50% of a core module."

Polite-but-persuasive picket Martha, a full-time researcher in neuroscience, tells Ashley: "We are asking students not to go in today. This is about our pensions.

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