English universities must consider partial fee refunds, says regulator

Universities in England must consider refunding some tuition fees, their regulator has said as it emerged that lawyers are challenging the legal basis of a two-week lockdown of 1,700 students in Manchester.

Amid mounting concerns over the plight of students at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), who were unable to leave their halls of residence even to get a Covid test, the vice-chancellor said those affected would be paid financial compensation.

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