STUDENTS have been ‘left in limbo’ after a degree programme was suspended.

Ruskin College in Oxford has suspended its Social Work BA (Hons) programme.

UNISON says students booked onto courses or part-way through their education have been left in limbo, something Ruskin vehemently refutes.

The college says it is working with UNISON in a ‘constructive manner to ensure a positive outcome for all students’.

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Over two year groups, 27 students have been affected with the college saying it is in daily contact both individually and collectively with them.

The college says the decision was taken to suspend the course due to recent financial and regulatory factors.

UNISON South East regional secretary Steve Torrance said: “UNISON has been inundated with calls from students left in limbo, who have no idea how or where they will be able to finish their degrees.”

All final year students who have successfully completed their studies will graduate as planned this year.