Students in Yorkshire have been complaining about the value of their university courses after the majority went online, a student officer has said.
Jian Feng, International Student Officer at the University of Leeds, said officers at other universities had come together to petition the government to compensate students.
He said the impact had left many students very unhappy.
"The government has not taken enough responsibility and kept pointing out that the universities should decide by themselves whether or not they want to offer any refunds," he said.
"It is disappointing to see the government is not doing enough to support our generation of young people in higher education."
The government said the Office for Students was monitoring online teaching to ensure the quality of tuition remained high and it was working to protect the education and wellbeing of all students.
In a joint statement, the universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield, said: "It's been a challenging year for all our students and we know the pandemic has impacted their experience in many different ways, but we've all adapted and invested in the online experience and seen some truly impressive innovations"