A rent strike at University College London (UCL) has forced management to reduce their sky-high rents.
Students at three halls of residence owned by UCL have been refusing to pay the extortionate rents.
In some cases students have to pay as much as £1,200 per month.
The victory means that the university is cutting £200,000 from the rents of students living in halls for next academic year and £500,000 from rents in the academic year starting in 2017.
Rent striker Claude told Socialist Worker, “They’re funding new university buildings with the rent. It’s effectively a back door tuition fees increase.
“It’s a result of the marketisation of education. The central government is forcing universities to become financially independent.
“It’s a victory for next year’s students. Rent is still extortionate but it’s a step in the right direction.”