According to a legal expert, some students may be eligible for a reimbursement or discount on their tuition fees.
English universities can charge up to £ 9,250 per year for a bachelor’s degree, while universities in Wales can charge up to £ 9,000 per year.
Due to the limitations of the coronavirus, students found that the 2020 experience was very different than expected.
Many universities are now offering online classes instead of face-to-face, among other things.
Consumer champion and legal expert Dean Dunham, writes in The Sunday mirror, said, “To assess your rights to a refund, you need to make a comparison of: i) the tuition and therefore the service you would have received in normal times versus ii) the tuition and services you would have now receive . “
He added, “In order to be eligible for a refund, you must be able to conclude that the quality and quantity of tuition is below what you originally expected and signed up for.”
Mr Dunham said that if eligible, refunds would be enforced by the 2015 Consumer Rights Act – which says consumers should get the goods and services promised to them. Section 56 provides for the right to a reduction in fees.