A Muslim student says she is "emotionally traumatised" after her local college prevented her from enrolling because she wore a veil.
Shawana Bilqes, 18, claims the decision by Burnley College has left her humiliated and has disrupted her studies.
Shawana told Sky News: "I was willing to take it off as a compromise for identification checks, security or whatever. But they said I couldn't wear it anywhere on the premises."
In a statement, college Principal John Smith insisted that unimpeded communication with students was impossible if the face was not fully visible.