Renting a house in second year is the next step in the university process for many students, and as many first years prepare to move into houses in September, I speak to University of Leicester students who have had experiences from hell.
Leicester MP Claudia Webbe has shared a petition on Twitter requesting that the University of Leicester offer a fair rent rebate, which has 611 signatures, as of April 12th.
The University of Leicester (UoL) have announced a 50% rebate on empty accommodation rooms from the 4 January to 3 May.
Louise Manley, leader of UoL rent strike, speaks about their ongoing campaign calling on the university to treat students fairly, and put well-being before profit.
Students feel lack of government support has left them with no choice but to return to campus, against guidelines.