Denied a degree – because she hasn’t paid her rent

UK“A student is bringing a test case against her university for withholding her degree until she pays off alleged rent arrears. The plight of Maria Lavelle, who completed a performing arts degree at the University of Winchester with a 2:1 pass, is mirrored by hundreds of students across the country. The university has told her she must pay back £3,540 in rent it claims she owes on her university lodgings before she can receive her degree. Ms Lavalle says that she moved out of the accommodation after only three weeks …” (more)

[Richard Garner, Independent, 13 August]

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