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Reimburse student rents for all accommodation not used during this academic year

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)

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2020 ~ Access ~ billing ~ Bills ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Education ~ Government ~ learning ~ Outbreak ~ property ~ remain ~ Universities

Petition Action

Reimburse student rents for all accommodation not used during this academic year

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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.


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