Submitted by Kelvin Karim on Monday 16th November 2020
Published on Thursday 26th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Current Signatures: 39,340
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Reimburse student rents for all accommodation not used during this academic year
Government needs to reimburse students who have paid for university or accommodation rented from private landlords they have not used during the Covid-19 outbreak. This is to include rent, utility bills and standing charges relating to the rented property. Students are least able to bear the losses.
Higher education students for 2020-21 were advised that universities would be open for business. Tuition was to involve varying degrees of face-to-face learning. Given that learning is now exclusively online and that students are often unable to access library areas in which to do self-study, universities are far from open. Social activity is nil. Students now have no need to remain in accommodation and should be free to return home without incurring financial (rent/bill) losses going forward.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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