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UCLan Offers Partial Refunds

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has decided to offer students a seven-week rent rebate.

The refund applies to students who have not returned to the University in compliance with Government advice to stay at home and study online.

Those who entered a tenancy agreement with the University, which also includes some of those in the UCLan leased iQ Kopa scheme, and the new Burnley-based accommodation at Sandygate, will also receive the rebate.

The University has around 1,700 student beds, while more than 50% of students live at home and commute to campus.

Commenting on the decision, UCLan's Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin, said: "We fully understand the disruption which the latest national lockdown has created for student accommodation arrangements. We have decided to issue a rent rebate equivalent to seven weeks for all students with a University halls contract who have not made use of their accommodation since the commencement of the national lockdown."

UCLan is also offering a free four-week extension to all students with a University accommodation contract, regardless of whether they qualify for the rebate or not.