University threatened with legal action from Indian student facing deportation

Aryan Patel, 19, says he missed University of Bedfordshire lectures because he had to self-isolate

A university in England has been threatened with legal action for telling a computer science student from India he faces deportation after he failed to attend lectures due to having to self-isolate and paying his fees eight days late.

Aryan Patel, 19, a second-year undergraduate at the University of Bedfordshire, said the news had left him “devastated and suicidal” and that his father, a farmer who had scraped together his life savings and borrowed money from relatives to get his son a British university degree, had been unable to sleep since hearing the news.