Coronavirus hits universities

Freshers flu and STDs spread like wildfire every year with new students arriving on campus, so it was only inevitable that coronavirus would do the same!

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a new or returning student who has had their social/educational experience of university compromised by COVID-19.

For those who have followed guidance and reassurances from the government and institutions, now residing/locked down in uni accommodation and paying off fees for what is essentially going to be online tuition, this must be a really challenging time of uncertainty.

The government has an obligation to support the students that are now doomed in indefinite self-isolation. Coronavirus is one pandemic but mental health is another.

This mental health crisis, pandemic-induced, is only exacerbated by muddy guidance from the government, separation from loved ones and lack of clear communications between faculties and their students (regarding their official stance on managing localised breakouts).

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/coronavirus-university-lockdowns-labour-students-manchester-glasgow-b653567.html

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