Student finance

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    Video caption: Student hardship: 'I'm selling clothes to pay my rent'

    Coronavirus has left students struggling to find work to pay for their living costs. Some are even selling clothes.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: 'Difficult' for students without family support

    A 20-year-old student, who lives without financial help from family, describes her difficulties during lockdown.

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    Video caption: General election 2019: Who do you think you are voting for?

    People in Southsea, Newbury and Wimborne were asked which education policy they would vote for.

  4. CMA approves £1.4bn student housing takeover

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    The competition watchdog has given the thumbs up to a £1.4bn deal by student housing business Unite to buy Liberty Living from the Canadian pension fund.

    The Competition and Markets Authority announced an investigation into the takeover in September but has now decided to allow it to proceed.

    The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board bought Liberty Living in 2015, and will keep a 20% stake in the combined group.

    The group will manage a total of 73,000 beds across 173 properties with a total value of approximately £5.2bn.