Indian students join legal action against UK universities

A total of 296 Indian students living in India who studied in the UK between 2017 and 2022 have joined a class action against their British universities over the disruption they faced during the Covid pandemic and university lecturer strikes, reports TNN.

Arunima Ghosh is one of more than 110,000 domestic and international students who have instructed law firms Harcus Parker and Asserson, via the website, to seek compensation. Hundreds of thousands more students are expected to join the Student Group Claim. The students are arguing that they paid full fees for a university experience that they did not receive, and that universities breached their contracts with the students.

Ghosh paid for her MSc in applied bioscience by offering her home as collateral against a loan. She was researching the effects of chemotherapy on cancerous cells but the university closed the labs during the pandemic. Now, when she applies for top jobs, they ask for an example of an experiment. “I have nothing,” she said. European students were permitted to use the labs the following year for their projects but she was told her visa could not be extended. “I paid all this money and received nothing that was promised,” she said.
Full report on The Times of India site