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Salford student brings 'discrimination' case against Oxford University

Oxford University - accused of discrimination against poorer student Photo: PA Pictures

A former student from Salford is attempting to sue Oxford University over claims of discrimination against poorer students.

Damien Shannon, 26, had to forfeit a place at the prestigious St Hugh's College despite being able to pay the tuition fees.

He's taking legal action after failing to prove he could meet the projected £13,000 living costs.

Mr Shannon insists he could survive for a year on less and that by imposing the figure St Hugh's is breaching his human rights.

The case continues before Manchester County Court.