Rent relief for university students

Rent relief for university students

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Megan Crouch started this petition to UK Government and

Students are stuck in private student accommodation and so many of us can't afford this. We need rent relief. Many signed contracts prior to the COVID-19 pandemic unaware that learning would be taken online.

Agreed, this is not the landlords fault, but it is not ours either! We are receiving no extra help when we need it most. We have had no fee reductions considering (for the majority) all teaching has been taken online. The open university charges (as of Jan 2021) £3,058 less than campus universities for online teaching like many of us are now receiving. Additionally, lots of students have also lost jobs due to in large, the hospitality sectors instability during this period.

Countless students are now stuck in accommodation, in bedrooms doubling as workspaces, with face-to-face teaching cancelled and with no government support being given to us. We as students want to stay safe, we are stuck between living at home and being back at university in houses we pay thousands for per year. Many students are left isolated, lonely and locked away from friends, family and loved ones. 

As students, we need help and support. We are studying and training to become the next generation and if we don't feel like we can continue, the country will miss out. 

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