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Accommodation Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your accommodation is one of the most important aspects of your life as a student.


The Coronavirus pandemic has caused tough and unprecedented times for all of us. Alongside the rest of the country, student wellbeing and experience has negatively been impacted by this pandemic.

One of the many areas of student life which has been affected is accommodation with lockdowns and uncertainty meaning that a number of students were unable to make use of their term-time accommodation while being expected to carry on paying for it.

This has caused additional financial and mental health pressures on students in what has been a continued difficult time for them.

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Campaign updates:

23rd April 2021: Student Accommodation Survey

21st April 2021: UPSU Advice team launch housing community group on Facebook

14th April 2021: A joint letter written with Plymouth Marjon SU to private accommodation providers

14th April 2021: Sabbatical Officer update following the latest UK Government announcement

1st April 2021: Your VP Education, Emi, attended the University’s COVID-19 recovery group on behalf of the Students’ Union

30th March 2021: Plymouth students met with their local MP to talk about student rent and other issues

18th February 2021: UPSU mutually cuts ties with accommodation provider, Clever Student Lets

3rd February 2021: Private landlord advice for students from your SU

27th January 2021: An Open Letter to Plymouth MPs

27th January 2021: Conversations regarding University managed halls

18th January 2021: Meeting with the Vice Chancellor

12th January 2021: Current conversations