Students returning to university in England from 17 MayWatch
"Students on all university courses in England will return "no earlier than 17 May", the government has announced.
That would mean a return to campuses for about a million students, who have only been able to study online since the Christmas holidays.
Since the start of the year, only students on practical, hands-on courses have been allowed in-person teaching.
Students will be offered three supervised Covid tests when they return to university next month."
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Its very quiet here, which I did half expect as I imagined people would come back later in the week, but now I'm debating whether or not to return home later this week or to just stay here at Uni. I mean I'll have to gather the general consensus from the people I know but I imagine most people will remain here for the term, despite gov advice, I mean whats so different from when we started last Sept? The pubs are semi open, shops are open, rule of 6, all of that 'fun' stuff so why are we NOW not allowed back but they were more than happy for us to send us off and have us sign accommodation forms last Sept...
Not to mention May 17th... I have friends who's exams end by May 20th - that's it, beyond that point they're done for the year! My last exam is June 7th and term 'officially' ends on June 11th, what's the point of allowing Uni returns for a matter of weeks? By the time we've arrived and unpacked, we'll be packing our bags to move out! If they really want to delay our return they may as well just end this year now (and please, give me some money back Mr boris sir!!) so sick of the way we've been handled through this pandemic - as a first year of uni it has proper stunk
I am too angry to even comment on it for now
If the government had acted promptly in December to close schools a fortnight before Christmas and had decided on reduced mixing for one day from the start, the re-opening of activity could have started with schools in mid-February, and then early May or even earlier for universities. May 17th is hardly worth returning, would be better to be limited courses only and all be offered online if they wanted to continue that way.
This government has not got a clue about real life.