Starting university during a global pandemic – everything’s basically back to normal… right?

With halls of residence going into lockdown, a lack of communication from uni authorities and rising stress levels among students, DAISY-MAE STEWART believes it was wrong for universities to forge ahead this year ‘as normal’

ON Wednesday September 9, I moved to Manchester to start my creative writing degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Obviously, amid a global pandemic, I was sceptical about making such a big decision, but, when life began to head in an upwards, “normal” direction in July and August, I felt reassured in my choice. 

I mean — they wouldn’t allow thousands of students to move into university if it wasn’t safe to do so, would they?

Actually, as it turns out,...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-09-29 00:35
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