Good morning. Welcome to our live coverage of demonstrations by students in central London. Thousands of people are expected to join the protest march from the Embankment to raise concerns about a number of issues, including the impact of higher student fees, the loss of the education maintenance allowance and the lack of job opportunities.
To coincide with the protest, the National Union of Students (NUS) has published a survey which suggests voters have not forgiven MPs who broke election promises over raising fees.
Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, who promised to vote against raising tuition fees, has been a particular target for student anger.
Two years ago this month a protest against tuition fees saw angry clashes between protesters and police.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills says government reforms have made the university system "fairer and more progressive".
A spokeswoman said students, like other citizens, had the right to "participate in peaceful protest".
The mainstream demonstration by the NUS is expected to be joined by a separate feeder march by the more radical National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts.
This group has challenged the route agreed with the police for protesters.
1132 Sean Coughlan, BBC News education correspondent
says police are lining up alongside the demonstrators, but the mood so far is relaxed.
The numbers so far look much lower than the huge tuition fees protests of 2010.