Private student housing is failing students. The government must step in

The Guardian is reporting that thousands of students were left homeless by under-regulated housing providers this year, but the government won’t listen.

Settling in at university can be difficult for students – so the last thing they need is to arrive and find they have nowhere to live. Unfortunately, that is exactly what has happened up and down the country this year, not least for more than 200 University of Portsmouth students.

Students started to move in gradually from mid-October but it was only at the end of December – four months after the original move-in date – that all the rooms were available.

Student accommodation affects several policy areas: the student experience and mental health, the cost and value for money of universities, and the impact of institutions on their local area. These effects will only intensify.

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