University rent strikes

How you can get involved in your university’s rent strikes

The whole country is dealing with the repercussions of the pandemic, but students are being ignored, time and time again. One way they’re dealing with this is the rent strikes up and down the country. This means students everywhere are withholding rent payments until demands are met. This may sound dangerous, but with the right support – it can really work. Manchester recently got a 30% rent reduction this way. If you’d like to get involved in the rent strikes at your university, then check out the details below. Or if you want to find out more generally, check out the Rent Strikes facebook. They even have a handbook on what to and not to do!

University of Brighton

If you’re a University of Brighton student looking to get in on the rent strike action, you can access their Twitter account above, or contact them to get involved via their Facebook.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol SU are working on the rent strike, you can find out more here, or through the Instagram link above.

University of Manchester

You can get involved with the UoM rent strikes through their Instagram or Facebook.

Manchester Metropolitan

You can find out all about the Manchester Met rent strikes on their Instagram above, including how to get involved.

University of Nottingham

If you are a University of Nottingham student looking to get involved in the rent strikes, check out their Facebook for more info.

University of Leeds

University of Leeds students can get involved with their university’s rent strikes through Instagram, Twitter, or the Marxist Society’s Facebook page.

University of Liverpool

Liverpool students can find information through the Twitter, the National Rent Strikes Facebook, or the LiverpoolSolFed. 

University of Sheffield 

If you’re trying to get involved with the rent strikes for University of  Sheffield, you can find out everything you need to know through the group’s Facebook page.

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam are also striking, which you can find out all about on their Twitter page.

University of Sussex

University of Sussex students can voice their opinions and get involved at the Sussex Renters Union Twitter, or the National Rent Strike Facebook.


If you study at Goldsmiths University and want to get involved, be sure to visit the Goldsmith Rent Strike Twitter account.


UCL are of course also striking, with more information available on their Cut The Rent UCL Twitter.

University of Oxford

Oxbridge are not backing down either, with Oxford students able to get involved through the rent strike Twitter account.


Even if you’re studying all the way up in Edinburgh, you can find out more about how you can rent strike through the rent strike Twitter.


Newcastle are definitely rent striking, which you can find out more about in our article here, as well as on the NCL rent strike Twitter.

So there you have it, all the ways you can get involved with the rent strikes for students. We are all fed up of being forgotten about during this!

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