Thursday 21 January 2021
UG and PGT email (with the exception of distance learners)
Things to know about accommodation and rent - Thursday 21 January 2021
This is the fourth of our daily covid summaries this week, focusing on accommodation and rents.
1. We know you have lockdown rent concerns
We know the issue of accommodation and rents has emerged as one of the most pressing concerns for so many of you during this period of lockdown. It’s not fair if you are unable to access the accommodation you have paid for because you are following government lockdown guidance.
2. We’re giving rent credits for students in University accommodation
As a result of the national lockdown, we are offering a rent credit for any time you have not used your accommodation between 11 January (the start of Spring Term) and until the current national lockdown lifts.
Keep following advice from our accommodation team about what you need to do to claim your credit.
3. We’re lobbying Government to support accommodation costs
We’re pressing the Government to support students who rent privately. We know some of you are not returning to your term-time accommodation on the basis of public health advice, yet are still paying rent.
Together with our Student Unions, we have called on the UK Government to extend financial support to all students who have not been able to access their accommodation because they are following the lockdown guidance.
4. Get in touch if you’re facing financial hardship