University of Bradford students took part in a National Union of Students (NUS) Day of Action to campaign against the top-up fees system.

Students came together today to create a wall of debt detailing the extent to which members were in the red.

A Bradford NUS spokesman said: “Students are making a stand today because the current system is completely unfair. All students have to pay £3,145 a year in top-up fees, but they face a postcode lottery when it comes to financial support.

“We want a national bursary scheme, so that poorer students get financial support based on how much they need it, not on where they study.”

The protests follow last week’s announcement by the Government that it would cut partial grants in order to compensate for an underestimation of the number of poorer students claiming full grants.