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Students warned against university website scam

Students in Somerset have been warned against parting with large sums of money. Credit: ITV West Country

Students in Somerset are being warned against a fake university website, which is claiming to be linked to the Prior Park College based in Bath.

Prospective students have made payments of up to £5,500 to a fake establishment.

The trading standards department at Bath and North East Somerset Council have received a number of complaints from people about the site.

They have been advising all students who are considering attending a college or university to visit it first before parting with any money.

Royal Agricultural College becomes University

The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester can now operate under the University title. Credit: ITV West

The Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester is set to become a university in the biggest expansion of higher education in 20 years.

It comes as the Government lowered the bar on student numbers needed for the title.

It will give attending students - who study the key industries of agriculture, food and land - the chance of a University education.