Update: 2 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're urging government to take note of University College Union’s latest proposals to the Secretary of State to ensure the sustainability of the FE and HE sector


  • We've received a response from UUK and NRLA to our open letter on student renters


  • We've had a lot of engagement with MPs including organising a joint, cross-party letter to government


  • We have signed a joint letter with UNIPOL and the British Property Federation asking the government to waive council tax obligations for those private sector PBSA providers who release students from their tenancies early.


  • A reminder that we've published a letter that sabbatical officers can send to their MPs about housing and coronavirus.