A GOVERNMENT review into university costs can’t come soon enough according to students, who say they’ve been forced to live at home rather than going into halls due to costs.

UNiDAYS, the world’s largest student affinity network, can reveal that 43 per cent of UK students are now living at home.

Some 39 per cent say it’s due to being unable to afford the expense of moving out, as tuition fees and other living costs continue to rise.

This means that of the 2.28 million students in the UK, 980,000 of those are forced to live at home and are losing out on friendships and independence, the research discloses.

“This highlights the need for careful budgeting and savvy spending over the course of your studies” said Mai Fenton of UNiDAYS.