MORE than 100,000 students are starting a legal battle with universities this week – claiming they have not provided adequate classes amid lockdowns and strikes.
The number of class lawsuits has risen from 20,000 in October and it is believed that millions more could follow in the coming months.
The first High Court hearing – against University College London – starts on Wednesday.
Other universities facing action include Bristol, Liverpool and Manchester.
Milly White, a student at the University of Liverpool, said: “I went into debt that will haunt me for the rest of my life for a service they failed to render.”
Attorney Ryan Dunleavy said: “Universities should have given a discount
Milly said she was completely secluded for the first year and a half, watching old taped lectures as if she were on YouTube.
And the second half of her studies was marked by strikes.
But when she complained to her department head about the poor quality of learning, she was simply told to take a fitness class.