We reached out to UCL, LSE, Kent and Newcastle because the students we interviewed for this article studied at those universities.
University College London sent us this response to the legal action: “During the Covid-19 pandemic, UCL prioritised the health and safety of our whole community and followed UK Government guidance. Our lecturers and support staff worked tirelessly to make our campus and all UCL premises as safe as possible and ensured that a high-quality academic experience was provided to students.
“Throughout, we kept all our policies and procedures under constant review and introduced an emergency no detriment policy and package of support to aid our students’ wellbeing and academic progression.
“We are also committed to minimising the impact of industrial action, to ensure students are not academically disadvantaged and are able to complete their studies and graduate on time.”
LSE, Kent, and Newcastle haven't commented yet but we will update this article if they do.