The University of Manchester has agreed to a 30% accommodation discount for students living in its halls of residence for the first term.

It follows ongoing protests from undergraduates who’ve been demanding a 40% reduction in rents.

This is the equivalent to more than four weeks’ rent, and will be provided irrespective of whether students stay in halls over the holiday period or not says the University but it will be unable to provide further reductions, however students can decide to break their accommodation contract without financial penalty.

The rent reduction will be applied to direct debit payments in January 2021. Students who have paid for accommodation for the whole year will get a refund.



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