Mass exodus of UK students is expected as Covid lockdown starts

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Health

Students in cities across England could begin a mass exodus back to their families ahead of new lockdown measures coming into force on Thursday.

Hilary Gyebi-Ababio, National Union of Students vice president for higher education, said students were “really wanting to go home”.

“There’s a sense there could be a mass exodus,” she told the BBC.

It comes after Universities Minister Michelle Donelan urged students, in a letter on Monday, not to “rush home”.


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** This post was originally published on November 4, 2020 **