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UCLan Waives Accommodation Fees

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has decided to waive all third-semester accommodation fees for students who have a contract with UCLan.

In collaboration with the Students' Union, the measure has been taken as part of the university's plan to support students during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The waiver will apply to all students, regardless of whether they have already moved out of halls or continue to live there and will mean students are no longer liable for their April instalment.

Commenting on the decision, UCLan's Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: "Throughout this national crisis we will remain consistent in our commitment to put the interests of our students first."

"We also understand that for many of our students it is a time of financial concern as many have been working part-time and are now unable to do so. We hope our decision to waive accommodation payments helps ease the financial burden at this challenging time."

"While we cannot make the same decision for private third-party providers, we are in discussion with them to see if they can agree to similar measures."

"As a university we are keen to support our students as much as possible and minimise any disruption to their academic studies."

More than 750 UCLan students are currently occupying university-owned halls, including international students, as well as some based in the UK, who cannot return home.