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Good move: Ellen Fearon welcomed the reimbursement of rent money for students

Good move: Ellen Fearon welcomed the reimbursement of rent money for students

Good move: Ellen Fearon welcomed the reimbursement of rent money for students

Queen's University has given more than 1,200 rent holidays to students moving out of its accommodation for 13 weeks over the second Covid-19 wave - however, there are now calls for the contract suspension to continue.

The initial break was offered from October 9 to January 9, with the university forking out at least £1.8m in refunds, based on the students in the lowest priced accommodation taking the rent holiday.

The move triggered almost 45% of its 3,361 rooms to be vacated, with data showing 3,106 students were living in these halls at the start of the term.


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