9 Jan 2021

Rent strikes spreading across universities over accommodation lockdown

Chief Correspondent

Thousands of students in England are joining a rent strike – saying it’s not fair for them to keep paying for university accommodation which they can’t use because of the lockdown. Some colleges have pledged to provide a rebate – but many haven’t – while there are signs the strike is spreading beyond rent because students say they’re having to pay full fees for a partial university experience.