Update: 1 April 2020


Our number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of the students and apprentices we represent, so we have been working closely with institutions, trade unions, national sector bodies like Universities UK and the Association of Colleges, the Student Loans Company, and the government to inform our response to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Here’s an update of what we are doing on your behalf to ensure your interests are represented as we tackle this pandemic:


  • We've met with representatives of the British Medical Association today to discuss support for medical students, especially those moving into the NHS immediately, including issues relating to student finance


  • We've drafted a letter that sabbatical officers can send to their MPs about housing and coronavirus


  • We've responded to the new QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) research showing International students still want to study in the UK


  • We’ve provided support to a UCU request to the Secretary of State for Education for a clear government plan to tackle the issues facing further and higher education students and staff during this crisis, shaped with students’ and trade unions


  • We’ve been all over the media talking about our proposals for exams with over 140 unique articles in print, online and radio across the past two days.