Refund rent for university students

Refund rent for university students

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Lucy Slade started this petition to University of Leicester and

Following recent government updates, university students have been instructed not to return to the accommodation that we are paying for. The date of return is continuously being postponed, and currently stands at mid February. With many students returning home ahead of the second national lockdown in November and the majority doing so for Christmas, our accommodation will have been unoccupied for at least 2 months, yet students are still paying thousands of pounds for their rooms. 

As universities are instructing us not to return, the matter is out of our hands. It is not a choice we are making to stay out of our accommodation - we should not have to pay for a facility we are not permitted to use. 

University students are being ignored in the government’s announcements and are already missing out on the teaching and experience we are paying for. Our mental health is crippling, with the debts of services we are not receiving hanging over our heads. Please, please refund our rent for the period of time that we are not allowed to return to our accommodation, currently standing from 18th December - mid February. 

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