Universities face mass lawsuit from ‘lockdown students’

Nearly 20,000 students from across the United Kingdom are launching legal action against universities after being charged full fees during COVID lockdowns and teaching strikes, writes Lydia Chantler-Hicks for the Evening Standard.

The so-called “lockdown students” are seeking thousands of pounds of compensation each through group legal action, claiming they received a sub-par educational experience during the disruptions.

Leading solicitors are helping Student Group Claim members make their claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. Letters have already been sent to 18 universities seeking damages on behalf of current and former students. These include University College London, London School of Economics, King’s College London and the universities of Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Warwick and Cardiff.
Full report on the Evening Standard site