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University of Edinburgh students join UK-wide accommodation rent strikes

The student-led group Rent Justice Edinburgh began a rent strike across university accommodation on 1 January 2021, with the intention of continuing until the university meets their demand of a 50 per cent rent reduction, joining 45 other universities across the UK.  On 19th January 2021 Rent Justice Edinburgh said to The Student: “On the 3rd of […]

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We cannot go on like this: Edinburgh’s student accommodation crisis

Student accommodation is in crisis. Both nationally and in Edinburgh, we are paying too much for too little. Freshers at Reading this year were forced to live in hotels, due to a shortage of affordable accommodation. Students at UCL were living in what was described as a ‘building site’, infested with rats. The NUS estimate […]