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UUK Calls for Clarity on Accommodation Ban

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Universities UK (UUK) has intensified calls for the government to give urgent clarity on when undergraduates can return to campus. The group, which represents university vice-chancellors, said last month that institutions wanted students back on campus as soon as possible after Easter.

Committee Wants to Scrap EPCs

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The Environment Audit Committee, which is spearheaded by MPs of all parties, has argued that Energy Performance Certificates should be scrapped, as they are deemed not fit for purpose.

Welsh Students to Benefit From New Study Programme

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Cardiff University, in collaboration with education and youth partners, is to develop a new international study programme for students at Welsh Universities.

OfS Warns Against Accepting Too Many Students

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The Office for Students (OfS) has warned universities in England against admitting too many students this year.

Students Still Receiving Value for Money

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According to the chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), university students in Wales are still getting good value for money, despite having to study remotely.

Dublin Begins Consultation on City Plan

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Councillors in Dublin are consulting on the next city development plan, which could lead to a cap on how much 'transient' accommodation is allowed in neighbourhoods.

DfE Confirms Tuition Fee Freeze

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The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that university tuition fees in England will be frozen at a maximum of £9,250 for the next academic year, however, a long-term decision on fees would be delayed until the next Comprehensive Spending Review.

UCLan Offers Partial Refunds

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

NUS Calls for Rent Refunds

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The National Union of Students (NUS) is demanded that all those renting accommodation should now be offered refunds and the option to leave their tenancy agreement early.

Tuition Fee Petition Surpasses 200k Signatures

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A petition calling for UK university fees to be cut by two-thirds has received more than 200,000 signatures.