Author Topic: Students pledge rent strike over unused Uni rooms  (Read 66 times)


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Growing numbers of students in England have pledged to withhold rent on university accommodation they cannot use during the Covid lockdown.
Organisers say they believe this is building up to be a major protest with students at dozens of universities signed up.
They want a rebate on rent when many students are being kept off campus at the start of term.
But universities say they only provide 20% of student accommodation.

Universities UK says this means "many decisions on refunds will be made by private landlords and other providers".
In November, University of Manchester offered a 30% rent rebate for the first half of the academic year, worth about 1,000 to each student in halls.
The move followed protests over lack of support during the coronavirus pandemic which saw students tear down temporary fencing in one demonstration.
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