Students were treated like any other UK consumers – until coronavirus hit
It has taken a global pandemic to highlight that we live in a country where university students have fewer protections than package holiday customers. Got a holiday booked to a country that has closed its borders? No problem: you’re entitled to a refund. Signed up for a year’s tuition at over £9,000 – plus another £5k or so on a student accommodation lease – only to find you are stuck at your parents’ place, learning on Zoom? Hard luck, but at least you won’t have to start debt repayments for a few years!
It was obvious that starting the university …
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