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Union leader calls for ‘furlough scheme for students’

Image: National Union of Students

NUS president says government should give money ‘directly’ back to students

The government should set up a furlough-style scheme for students so that money goes “directly back into students’ pockets”, according to National Union of Students president Larissa Kennedy.

Speaking to Research Professional News, Kennedy (pictured) said that the Covid-19 pandemic had created a “pressure cooker of intensity” for students, as traditional student employment sectors such as hospitality had been forced to close, leaving students feeling “abandoned” and “completely disregarded” by the government.

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