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University students describe ‘horrible’ year as pandemic ‘guinea pigs’

University students have said being in the class of 2020 has been “horrible” and they are paying to be “guinea pigs” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sian Godward, 18, has just started her first year at Leeds Beckett University. A sharp rise in Covid-19 cases has meant thousands of students are now self-isolating, while a shift to online working has caused many to question their tuition and accommodation fees.

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