Nottingham Trent University has become the latest University to allow students, who are not occupying their accommodations, to be free from their rent.
The University announced on their website that their students who aren’t occupying their NTU-owned or operated rooms, will not have to pay their rent from January 4 up to and including February 21.
In a statement, the University said: “Currently, the Government guidance is that only students on future critical worker courses and those with special circumstances should return to their term time accommodation in Nottingham. This leaves the vast majority of our students paying for accommodation they are being asked by the Government not to use. Through Universities UK, we have been seeking to persuade the Government to address this matter.
“Following dialogue with Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (NTSU), our Board of Governors has decided not to wait any longer for the Government to respond to student concerns. We are going to do the right thing for students paying rent for accommodation that is run directly by the University or under partnership by UPP.”