STUDENTS at the University of Brighton have been told they will not be liable for accommodation fees if they choose to leave at Easter or have already left the campus.

The university said some of the rooms are going to provide accommodation for NHS key workers, many of whom are graduates of the university.

The university said in a letter to students: “If you have already left halls but didn’t take your personal possessions with you, where required, we will be operating a pack and store service on your behalf. There will be no charge for this.

“This will mean that we can maximise the number of rooms that we are able to provide to the NHS.”

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