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Vulnerable students in the Coronavirus pandemic

Eva Crossan Jory, NUS Vice President (Welfare) comments on how the Coronavirus has an impact on vulnerable students:

Whilst all students may be at risk of mental health issues as this virus progresses, NUS and students’ unions are particularly focused on groups of students and apprentices who’s safety and wellbeing may be more at risk during this period – international students, disabled students, and low income students – and we’re urging all institutions to do whatever they can to support these students.

NUS is calling for local financial assistance, emergency support through the social security system, the ability to remain in student accommodation, and support with self-isolation advice specifically for students.”