Coronavirus: University students in Bristol staging ‘rent strike’

According to BBC, university students in Bristol are staging a “rent strike” due to the coronavirus pandemic impacting on their ability to pay for accommodation.

A total of 120 students are withholding their final rent payments and are campaigning to have them cancelled or heavily reduced.

Many have lost the part-time jobs that provided income to pay rent.

The Bristol University and University of the West of England students said they were in a vulnerable financial position, as loan payments have not yet been released, and are unable to meet the rent demands.

Second-year languages student Cecilia George, 19, has the added worry of recovering from the coronavirus which has left her in self-isolation for the past fortnight.

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