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Universities Could Face Student Caps

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Reports suggest that emergency controls are being considered that could result in universities in England facing limits on how may students they can recruit.

University of York Launches Student Fund

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The University of York has launched an emergency fund for students to help cover the costs associated with online learning.

Agents Probed Over Tenant Fee Ban

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Reports suggest that councils in Stoke on Trent, Leicester and the London boroughs of Camden, Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Hammersmith and Fulham have all opened probes against agents charging letting fees.

Review Launched Into Post-Qualification Admissions

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The Office for Students (Ofs) has launched a review into the admissions system that could result in personal statements and predicted exam grades being scrapped from the application process.

UCD President Defends Rent Hikes

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The president of University College Dublin has suggested that students have reacted "emotionally" to proposed rent increases of 12%.

Companies Fined Over Fire Safety Failings

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Three separate companies have been fined a combined £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at student accommodation.

Swansea Faces Additional HMO Licencing

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Swansea council is looking to renew and expand an additional HMO licensing scheme so that it covers a third ward.

Consultation on Glasgow Student Accommodation to Begin

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An eight-week consultation on the revision of student accommodation in Glasgow is to be launched across the city.

Scottish Bill Threatens Student Accommodation Investment

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The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has warned that the proposed Non-Domestic Rates Bill, risks damaging Scotland's student accommodation sector.

Kaplan to Appeal Improvement Notice

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Kaplan Living Bournemouth has said that it disagrees with aspects of a council improvement notice and will appeal the decision.