Student Covid testing begins for Christmas exodus
30/11/2020 | news | education | 70
Universities open mass testing centres for students so they can travel home safely for Christmas.
1
MVP
30/11/2020 10:22:57 8 1
bbc
I am sure that many students will simply go home for the winter break regardless of whether or not they have been tested.

Not all universities are running this scheme
45
30/11/2020 15:32:09 0 0
bbc
As will others break the 3 household rule etc etc etc over the 5 day amnesty ??
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30/11/2020 10:39:35 12 8
bbc
The UCU lecturers' union says the approach to testing has been rushed and confused and the last-minute arrangements will be a "recipe for chaos".

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You can always rely on the unions to be against everything and anything.
4
30/11/2020 10:58:52 9 3
bbc
...the approach to testing has been rushed and confused and the last-minute arrangements will be a "recipe for chaos.

A bit like everything to do with the governments handling of the pandemic.
3
30/11/2020 10:55:06 1 12
bbc
I expect the only group of students that will behave responsibly are those in the medical field.
7
30/11/2020 11:12:56 15 0
bbc
My daughter spent £9K plus maintenance £4K to spend most of her time in her student hall of residence flat with the same 4 people, with zero in person teaching, minimal university experience, and all societies/clubs closed. What 'the young' want to do is cancelled despite them likely being pretty much unaffected if infected. Meanwhile others go to DIY shops and garden centres.
12
30/11/2020 11:20:31 5 1
bbc
Those in the medical field probably know enough not to be taken in by the government's scaremongering.
2
30/11/2020 10:39:35 12 8
bbc
The UCU lecturers' union says the approach to testing has been rushed and confused and the last-minute arrangements will be a "recipe for chaos".

--

You can always rely on the unions to be against everything and anything.
4
30/11/2020 10:58:52 9 3
bbc
...the approach to testing has been rushed and confused and the last-minute arrangements will be a "recipe for chaos.

A bit like everything to do with the governments handling of the pandemic.
15
OwO
30/11/2020 11:33:50 0 2
bbc
If *universities* can't think for themselves, they may as well just be shut down tbh
5
30/11/2020 10:59:12 4 8
bbc
It will be interesting to see whether the number of 'positive tests' suddenly rises dramatically in parts of Wales with a high student population and falls again just as suddenly when the students have left. Each positive test of the same person is counted as a new 'case'. Does this mass testing perhaps keep the numbers artificially high?
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DG
30/11/2020 11:04:39 6 15
bbc
They should not be allowed home. Look what they did over the weekend...... showing their true arrogant colours.

I can see this being ANOTHER covid disaster with these people partying all over Christmas.
8
30/11/2020 11:17:37 9 2
bbc
Yeah - during a term in lockdown - most more or less followed the rules - however the papers like to show otherwise so they can pander to the prejudices of their ageing reader/viewer-ship. Oh - and middle aged politicians have sanctioned a free for all Christmas covid disaster for families to enjoy, causing another term of lockdown.
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30/11/2020 11:19:24 5 3
bbc
A student hater, are we?
44
30/11/2020 15:30:47 1 0
bbc
Student or not there will be many people carrying on in this pathetic manner. Don’t just put the blame on students. Those at the weekend were idiots, but do not label them all like that
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30/11/2020 10:55:06 1 12
bbc
I expect the only group of students that will behave responsibly are those in the medical field.
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30/11/2020 11:12:56 15 0
bbc
My daughter spent £9K plus maintenance £4K to spend most of her time in her student hall of residence flat with the same 4 people, with zero in person teaching, minimal university experience, and all societies/clubs closed. What 'the young' want to do is cancelled despite them likely being pretty much unaffected if infected. Meanwhile others go to DIY shops and garden centres.
13
30/11/2020 11:23:50 9 1
bbc
I feel so sorry for young people. I think they have been well and truly sold down the river.

Those crucifying them don't give a second thought to what they enjoyed at the same age. Talk of selfish and self-centred.
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30/11/2020 13:15:18 4 1
bbc
I'm studying a masters degree at the moment and people really don't understand the environment on camps at the moment. We can attend face to face classes and sit 1M from each other, however don't even attempt to talk or study with your classmates in other areas of the uni or you'll be hounded by covid monitors for breaking rules. There is no study support outside classes at all. It's a disaster
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30/11/2020 16:15:29 1 0
bbc
Given that the main facet of University experience is reading for a degree, I dare say your daughter could have enjoyed a fair bit of that during the past term?
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DG
30/11/2020 11:04:39 6 15
bbc
They should not be allowed home. Look what they did over the weekend...... showing their true arrogant colours.

I can see this being ANOTHER covid disaster with these people partying all over Christmas.
8
30/11/2020 11:17:37 9 2
bbc
Yeah - during a term in lockdown - most more or less followed the rules - however the papers like to show otherwise so they can pander to the prejudices of their ageing reader/viewer-ship. Oh - and middle aged politicians have sanctioned a free for all Christmas covid disaster for families to enjoy, causing another term of lockdown.
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30/11/2020 11:22:26 4 1
bbc
I completely agree with every word!
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30/11/2020 11:18:48 9 3
bbc
It will be interesting to see how many students go for testing.

For this inconvenience it looks as if they have absolutely nothing to gain, but do have the prospect of being placed under house arrest for two weeks.
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30/11/2020 13:08:27 3 1
bbc
I know of a large number of uni students who are going home for Christmas, all to different countries and have said they are not getting tested. They fear being put under house arrest by a result from a test that isn't fit for purpose. I can't say I blame them to be honest.
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DG
30/11/2020 11:04:39 6 15
bbc
They should not be allowed home. Look what they did over the weekend...... showing their true arrogant colours.

I can see this being ANOTHER covid disaster with these people partying all over Christmas.
10
30/11/2020 11:19:24 5 3
bbc
A student hater, are we?
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DG
30/11/2020 11:35:25 2 2
bbc
No, I'm a person the believes rules should be followed.
35
30/11/2020 14:17:24 2 0
bbc
too dull to go to uni I think
8
30/11/2020 11:17:37 9 2
bbc
Yeah - during a term in lockdown - most more or less followed the rules - however the papers like to show otherwise so they can pander to the prejudices of their ageing reader/viewer-ship. Oh - and middle aged politicians have sanctioned a free for all Christmas covid disaster for families to enjoy, causing another term of lockdown.
11
30/11/2020 11:22:26 4 1
bbc
I completely agree with every word!
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30/11/2020 10:55:06 1 12
bbc
I expect the only group of students that will behave responsibly are those in the medical field.
12
30/11/2020 11:20:31 5 1
bbc
Those in the medical field probably know enough not to be taken in by the government's scaremongering.
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OwO
30/11/2020 11:32:47 7 0
bbc
If only we had a media that was willing to challenge things instead of stirring it up into a frenzied hype
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30/11/2020 15:21:21 0 1
bbc
Have you read this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55073831 pehaps you ought to before tallking tripe.....
7
30/11/2020 11:12:56 15 0
bbc
My daughter spent £9K plus maintenance £4K to spend most of her time in her student hall of residence flat with the same 4 people, with zero in person teaching, minimal university experience, and all societies/clubs closed. What 'the young' want to do is cancelled despite them likely being pretty much unaffected if infected. Meanwhile others go to DIY shops and garden centres.
13
30/11/2020 11:23:50 9 1
bbc
I feel so sorry for young people. I think they have been well and truly sold down the river.

Those crucifying them don't give a second thought to what they enjoyed at the same age. Talk of selfish and self-centred.
22
30/11/2020 12:35:29 0 7
bbc
The concept of 'enjoying' instead of education must be eradicated as any excuse to 'go to' university sites. It is clearly largely not necessary. The infantile bad behaviour of supposed 'enjoying' can be done just as easily and safer from home. Utter nonsense that anyone needs to go away to do that bad behaviour thing.
12
30/11/2020 11:20:31 5 1
bbc
Those in the medical field probably know enough not to be taken in by the government's scaremongering.
14
OwO
30/11/2020 11:32:47 7 0
bbc
If only we had a media that was willing to challenge things instead of stirring it up into a frenzied hype
4
30/11/2020 10:58:52 9 3
bbc
...the approach to testing has been rushed and confused and the last-minute arrangements will be a "recipe for chaos.

A bit like everything to do with the governments handling of the pandemic.
15
OwO
30/11/2020 11:33:50 0 2
bbc
If *universities* can't think for themselves, they may as well just be shut down tbh
10
30/11/2020 11:19:24 5 3
bbc
A student hater, are we?
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DG
30/11/2020 11:35:25 2 2
bbc
No, I'm a person the believes rules should be followed.
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30/11/2020 11:56:50 4 3
bbc
Perhaps the VCs of these institutions should now do the right thing and ask them to stay put.
On another matter when this is all over I think we need to have a look at the runny and funding of universities. Taxpayers need to know if bloated pay for glorified headmasters is really giving value for money, I personally don't think so.
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
19
30/11/2020 12:11:05 11 0
bbc
No it was multiple entries (over 1300) from Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734
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30/11/2020 12:46:51 3 0
bbc
Yeah your right...they were probably here to take your job picking fruit and the take all the fish from British fisherman, while at the same time imposing unaccountable bureaucracy upon us.
43
30/11/2020 15:28:21 0 0
bbc
What does that have to do with anything?
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30/11/2020 15:55:53 0 0
bbc
Fake news, Spanish Flu man.
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
19
30/11/2020 12:11:05 11 0
bbc
No it was multiple entries (over 1300) from Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734
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DG
30/11/2020 14:30:51 0 0
bbc
Chinese, York and the rest of the UK
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DG
30/11/2020 14:33:28 0 1
bbc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734 - BBC, ha ha ha fake news from the Gov politcal conduit
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30/11/2020 15:17:55 3 0
bbc
Covid was here in 2019, as there were cases, but not recorded as Covid then as nobody was tested. It appeared in a sample taken from an autopsy in January/February in north Kent. It was discovered as part of a study into early cases in the summer.

Viruses like these spread so quickly before they are formally identified, but now we know what it is we must do our best to avoid spreading it.
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30/11/2020 12:13:57 6 4
bbc
More people moving about the country, what a stupid idea.
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30/11/2020 12:31:02 2 8
bbc
I suppose there must be some that did not come home before the soft lockdown? Courses are on line anyway, absolutely no point let alone need being there. Something the next years and future will have to accept, no more money rip off forcing attendance in person. Cut the living costs burden of education. on line only options must be mandated so all reasonably possible courses can be done from home.
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ts
30/11/2020 17:03:14 1 0
bbc
Then why do many still choose to go to university? Being in group with like minded individuals all achieving a common goal adds that special dimension of team work to learning. This is even more so in practical subjects like science, engineering or healthcare/medicine. Online only instantly removes choice and deprives the learner of this much needed interaction.
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30/11/2020 11:23:50 9 1
bbc
I feel so sorry for young people. I think they have been well and truly sold down the river.

Those crucifying them don't give a second thought to what they enjoyed at the same age. Talk of selfish and self-centred.
22
30/11/2020 12:35:29 0 7
bbc
The concept of 'enjoying' instead of education must be eradicated as any excuse to 'go to' university sites. It is clearly largely not necessary. The infantile bad behaviour of supposed 'enjoying' can be done just as easily and safer from home. Utter nonsense that anyone needs to go away to do that bad behaviour thing.
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30/11/2020 12:43:48 1 12
bbc
What an idiotic scheme. They are adults. They can look after themselves . Why encourage them to share the virus across the country . Wait to easter
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30/11/2020 13:21:11 8 1
bbc
Absolutely John, now if you can stay in your box for the same amount of time, we look forward to hearing from you in April!
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
24
30/11/2020 12:46:51 3 0
bbc
Yeah your right...they were probably here to take your job picking fruit and the take all the fish from British fisherman, while at the same time imposing unaccountable bureaucracy upon us.
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30/11/2020 13:37:22 4 1
bbc
Don't forget dressing different, not learning the queens english, having a funny accent etc Oh! and not voting UKIP
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30/11/2020 12:58:55 5 4
bbc
I find having a Covid test shifts the bogies my little finger can't get to!
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30/11/2020 11:18:48 9 3
bbc
It will be interesting to see how many students go for testing.

For this inconvenience it looks as if they have absolutely nothing to gain, but do have the prospect of being placed under house arrest for two weeks.
26
30/11/2020 13:08:27 3 1
bbc
I know of a large number of uni students who are going home for Christmas, all to different countries and have said they are not getting tested. They fear being put under house arrest by a result from a test that isn't fit for purpose. I can't say I blame them to be honest.
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30/11/2020 13:14:16 9 6
bbc
Leaving Uni without a test is reckless, if not criminal.
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30/11/2020 11:12:56 15 0
bbc
My daughter spent £9K plus maintenance £4K to spend most of her time in her student hall of residence flat with the same 4 people, with zero in person teaching, minimal university experience, and all societies/clubs closed. What 'the young' want to do is cancelled despite them likely being pretty much unaffected if infected. Meanwhile others go to DIY shops and garden centres.
28
30/11/2020 13:15:18 4 1
bbc
I'm studying a masters degree at the moment and people really don't understand the environment on camps at the moment. We can attend face to face classes and sit 1M from each other, however don't even attempt to talk or study with your classmates in other areas of the uni or you'll be hounded by covid monitors for breaking rules. There is no study support outside classes at all. It's a disaster
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30/11/2020 16:18:31 1 2
bbc
By the time one gets to Masters level, it is often assumed that students are able to work independently! Presumably, you could be in touch with your lecturers and peers by e-mail and, if necessary, arrange a hook up to the latter via Skype or Zoom?
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30/11/2020 13:17:47 11 0
bbc
Typical response from NUS-if the answer is no what is the question?

Son's Uni couldn't have done more to support students since this all kicked off in the spring.Releasing them from accommodation contracts,reduced the cost of accommodation for 2020/21,put process in place for this week's testing programme.
Instead of constantly flagging problems,why not get on board and help deliver the solutions
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30/11/2020 13:33:39 4 0
bbc
Handshakes all round
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30/11/2020 12:43:48 1 12
bbc
What an idiotic scheme. They are adults. They can look after themselves . Why encourage them to share the virus across the country . Wait to easter
30
30/11/2020 13:21:11 8 1
bbc
Absolutely John, now if you can stay in your box for the same amount of time, we look forward to hearing from you in April!
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30/11/2020 14:42:09 0 3
bbc
The point is they should never leave their homes in the first place. It was only done to grab the pay outs for accommodation etc. On line delivery means this is never required again into the future, virus or no virus.

Those 'boxes' are the lavish homes most spend their lives and fortunes making very comfortable. You should stay in it! Get your money's worth. Cost more to leave it for worse.
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30/11/2020 13:17:47 11 0
bbc
Typical response from NUS-if the answer is no what is the question?

Son's Uni couldn't have done more to support students since this all kicked off in the spring.Releasing them from accommodation contracts,reduced the cost of accommodation for 2020/21,put process in place for this week's testing programme.
Instead of constantly flagging problems,why not get on board and help deliver the solutions
31
30/11/2020 13:33:39 4 0
bbc
Handshakes all round
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30/11/2020 13:36:21 4 3
bbc
Here at Porterhouse, we don't go home, instead we go boating and then have a roast swan, stuffed with widgeon, feast on Christmas Day.
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30/11/2020 17:39:36 2 0
bbc
I gather at Porterhouse you did have a First once, but it was only in Geography! ??????
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30/11/2020 12:46:51 3 0
bbc
Yeah your right...they were probably here to take your job picking fruit and the take all the fish from British fisherman, while at the same time imposing unaccountable bureaucracy upon us.
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30/11/2020 13:37:22 4 1
bbc
Don't forget dressing different, not learning the queens english, having a funny accent etc Oh! and not voting UKIP
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30/11/2020 13:42:34 2 2
bbc
I'd recommend that students going home take all their work and notes with them and think VERY seriously about whether or not they return in January, even if that is permitted. With classes and assessment online there is little benefit in returning to residences unless they find it impossible to work from home.
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30/11/2020 16:51:25 3 0
bbc
You don't think they might want to spend time with other students and meet new people?
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30/11/2020 11:19:24 5 3
bbc
A student hater, are we?
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30/11/2020 14:17:24 2 0
bbc
too dull to go to uni I think
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30/11/2020 12:11:05 11 0
bbc
No it was multiple entries (over 1300) from Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734
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DG
30/11/2020 14:30:51 0 0
bbc
Chinese, York and the rest of the UK
19
30/11/2020 12:11:05 11 0
bbc
No it was multiple entries (over 1300) from Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734
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DG
30/11/2020 14:33:28 0 1
bbc
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734 - BBC, ha ha ha fake news from the Gov politcal conduit
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30/11/2020 14:37:32 1 11
bbc
The good news is life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746

There just is little value or point in these outdated education systems from history. Very soon it will be thought ludicrous that people travelled to the information, education, instead of it to people.

Start selling off those student rooms
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30/11/2020 16:44:51 2 1
bbc
Careful! Big Non Binary Sibling is not pleased.

How will universities do the woke brainwashing if a student can be sitting at their computer, smirking about what a lot of nonsense it really is?

How will they justify the mandatory anti harassment training for people they'll never see?
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30/11/2020 16:42:52 4 0
bbc
Theres nothing wrong with gathering for education in fact its a advantagious for a high quality education, judging by all your previous comments I think your problem is that you lack a soal
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30/11/2020 16:50:06 2 0
bbc
"... life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams"

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You don't seem to take into account that we are human beings.

Why do people go to to see bands/concerts etc perform live when they can hear the same music at home?

Because human beings like being amongst like minded people - this will ensure traditional universities are here to stay.
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30/11/2020 17:07:10 3 1
bbc
University teaches students about a subject, sure, but the most important lessons learned at university are life lessons. For most, it's the first time they've lived away from their parents. They learn all sorts of life skills like managing their own finances, cooking, and how to be social with different people from very different backgrounds. Those lessons are what university is really all about.
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30/11/2020 13:21:11 8 1
bbc
Absolutely John, now if you can stay in your box for the same amount of time, we look forward to hearing from you in April!
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30/11/2020 14:42:09 0 3
bbc
The point is they should never leave their homes in the first place. It was only done to grab the pay outs for accommodation etc. On line delivery means this is never required again into the future, virus or no virus.

Those 'boxes' are the lavish homes most spend their lives and fortunes making very comfortable. You should stay in it! Get your money's worth. Cost more to leave it for worse.
19
30/11/2020 12:11:05 11 0
bbc
No it was multiple entries (over 1300) from Europe.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52993734
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30/11/2020 15:17:55 3 0
bbc
Covid was here in 2019, as there were cases, but not recorded as Covid then as nobody was tested. It appeared in a sample taken from an autopsy in January/February in north Kent. It was discovered as part of a study into early cases in the summer.

Viruses like these spread so quickly before they are formally identified, but now we know what it is we must do our best to avoid spreading it.
12
30/11/2020 11:20:31 5 1
bbc
Those in the medical field probably know enough not to be taken in by the government's scaremongering.
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30/11/2020 15:21:21 0 1
bbc
Have you read this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55073831 pehaps you ought to before tallking tripe.....
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30/11/2020 15:27:49 2 1
bbc
Some really pathetic comments on here!
My son and daughter have signed up hm for a test before coming home but no mention of a 2nd one. Tests only available today and tomorrow but coming home Friday and Sunday.....
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
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30/11/2020 15:28:21 0 0
bbc
What does that have to do with anything?
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DG
30/11/2020 11:04:39 6 15
bbc
They should not be allowed home. Look what they did over the weekend...... showing their true arrogant colours.

I can see this being ANOTHER covid disaster with these people partying all over Christmas.
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30/11/2020 15:30:47 1 0
bbc
Student or not there will be many people carrying on in this pathetic manner. Don’t just put the blame on students. Those at the weekend were idiots, but do not label them all like that
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MVP
30/11/2020 10:22:57 8 1
bbc
I am sure that many students will simply go home for the winter break regardless of whether or not they have been tested.

Not all universities are running this scheme
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30/11/2020 15:32:09 0 0
bbc
As will others break the 3 household rule etc etc etc over the 5 day amnesty ??
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30/11/2020 15:55:17 4 0
bbc
and its voluntary ... I think that's not a good idea
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
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30/11/2020 15:55:53 0 0
bbc
Fake news, Spanish Flu man.
Lest we forget, it was 2 Chinese Students studying at York Uni that brought it into the UK. The rest is history. Removed
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30/11/2020 11:12:56 15 0
bbc
My daughter spent £9K plus maintenance £4K to spend most of her time in her student hall of residence flat with the same 4 people, with zero in person teaching, minimal university experience, and all societies/clubs closed. What 'the young' want to do is cancelled despite them likely being pretty much unaffected if infected. Meanwhile others go to DIY shops and garden centres.
49
30/11/2020 16:15:29 1 0
bbc
Given that the main facet of University experience is reading for a degree, I dare say your daughter could have enjoyed a fair bit of that during the past term?
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01/12/2020 13:07:19 0 0
bbc
She has worked hard yes. Her vice chancellor has also extolled the benefits of face to face teaching - however her university has given her zero of this.

What I am saying is that much of what young people enjoy has been cancelled, whereas (generalising) things that people with houses and cars do, hasn't.

But still the younger people get moaned at for others breaking the rules.
28
30/11/2020 13:15:18 4 1
bbc
I'm studying a masters degree at the moment and people really don't understand the environment on camps at the moment. We can attend face to face classes and sit 1M from each other, however don't even attempt to talk or study with your classmates in other areas of the uni or you'll be hounded by covid monitors for breaking rules. There is no study support outside classes at all. It's a disaster
50
30/11/2020 16:18:31 1 2
bbc
By the time one gets to Masters level, it is often assumed that students are able to work independently! Presumably, you could be in touch with your lecturers and peers by e-mail and, if necessary, arrange a hook up to the latter via Skype or Zoom?
38
30/11/2020 14:37:32 1 11
bbc
The good news is life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746

There just is little value or point in these outdated education systems from history. Very soon it will be thought ludicrous that people travelled to the information, education, instead of it to people.

Start selling off those student rooms
51
30/11/2020 16:44:51 2 1
bbc
Careful! Big Non Binary Sibling is not pleased.

How will universities do the woke brainwashing if a student can be sitting at their computer, smirking about what a lot of nonsense it really is?

How will they justify the mandatory anti harassment training for people they'll never see?
38
30/11/2020 14:37:32 1 11
bbc
The good news is life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746

There just is little value or point in these outdated education systems from history. Very soon it will be thought ludicrous that people travelled to the information, education, instead of it to people.

Start selling off those student rooms
52
30/11/2020 16:42:52 4 0
bbc
Theres nothing wrong with gathering for education in fact its a advantagious for a high quality education, judging by all your previous comments I think your problem is that you lack a soal
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30/11/2020 16:46:31 0 1
bbc
Absolute joke! Bristol University have insisted dental students stay to and including the 18th December, doesn’t give students any chance to self isolate before Christmas Day shame on you Bristol University!
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30/11/2020 20:40:33 5 2
bbc
You are at university to learn not enjoy yourself, get a grip and knuckle down. If you were working you would not finish until the 24 December.
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30/11/2020 12:31:02 2 8
bbc
I suppose there must be some that did not come home before the soft lockdown? Courses are on line anyway, absolutely no point let alone need being there. Something the next years and future will have to accept, no more money rip off forcing attendance in person. Cut the living costs burden of education. on line only options must be mandated so all reasonably possible courses can be done from home.
Removed
38
30/11/2020 14:37:32 1 11
bbc
The good news is life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746

There just is little value or point in these outdated education systems from history. Very soon it will be thought ludicrous that people travelled to the information, education, instead of it to people.

Start selling off those student rooms
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30/11/2020 16:50:06 2 0
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"... life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams"

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You don't seem to take into account that we are human beings.

Why do people go to to see bands/concerts etc perform live when they can hear the same music at home?

Because human beings like being amongst like minded people - this will ensure traditional universities are here to stay.
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30/11/2020 13:42:34 2 2
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I'd recommend that students going home take all their work and notes with them and think VERY seriously about whether or not they return in January, even if that is permitted. With classes and assessment online there is little benefit in returning to residences unless they find it impossible to work from home.
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30/11/2020 16:51:25 3 0
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You don't think they might want to spend time with other students and meet new people?
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30/11/2020 12:31:02 2 8
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I suppose there must be some that did not come home before the soft lockdown? Courses are on line anyway, absolutely no point let alone need being there. Something the next years and future will have to accept, no more money rip off forcing attendance in person. Cut the living costs burden of education. on line only options must be mandated so all reasonably possible courses can be done from home.
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30/11/2020 17:03:14 1 0
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Then why do many still choose to go to university? Being in group with like minded individuals all achieving a common goal adds that special dimension of team work to learning. This is even more so in practical subjects like science, engineering or healthcare/medicine. Online only instantly removes choice and deprives the learner of this much needed interaction.
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30/11/2020 14:37:32 1 11
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The good news is life is advancing so fast we soon will need no gathering in herds for education or even exams

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54881746

There just is little value or point in these outdated education systems from history. Very soon it will be thought ludicrous that people travelled to the information, education, instead of it to people.

Start selling off those student rooms
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30/11/2020 17:07:10 3 1
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University teaches students about a subject, sure, but the most important lessons learned at university are life lessons. For most, it's the first time they've lived away from their parents. They learn all sorts of life skills like managing their own finances, cooking, and how to be social with different people from very different backgrounds. Those lessons are what university is really all about.
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30/11/2020 13:36:21 4 3
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Here at Porterhouse, we don't go home, instead we go boating and then have a roast swan, stuffed with widgeon, feast on Christmas Day.
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30/11/2020 17:39:36 2 0
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I gather at Porterhouse you did have a First once, but it was only in Geography! ??????
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30/11/2020 20:16:44 2 7
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Why are we wasting testing capacity on students. These kids have done nothing but complain they could not have the full university experience, well lock them in over Christmas and let them enjoy being in University.

As for this being voluntary, only those with 2 negative tests should be travelling, no test no negative result no travel, simple.
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30/11/2020 22:02:42 6 0
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They have a valid reason to complain having paid thousands of pounds for tuition fees and accommodation. They really aren't getting value for money.

Wouldn't you agree?

Many departments in many universities are taking the mickey. (And the money)
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Dea
01/12/2020 11:17:36 4 0
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What a narrow minded comment! My daughter went off to university this year - she has paid £9000 for a basic online course, which we have accepted as we wish to keep people safe. She was isolated for 2 weeks with no means to get fresh food when 3 in her flat got positive Covid tests. Her Uni is not offering mass testing how will she get home following your ridiculous comments. Students are people!
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30/11/2020 16:46:31 0 1
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Absolute joke! Bristol University have insisted dental students stay to and including the 18th December, doesn’t give students any chance to self isolate before Christmas Day shame on you Bristol University!
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30/11/2020 20:40:33 5 2
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You are at university to learn not enjoy yourself, get a grip and knuckle down. If you were working you would not finish until the 24 December.
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30/11/2020 21:55:56 3 0
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I'd be happier if they tested them before they returned to uni or at least, as soon as they arrived.

Through no fault if their own, they were the cause of large spikes at the beginning of last term.

There's no sense in that.
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30/11/2020 20:16:44 2 7
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Why are we wasting testing capacity on students. These kids have done nothing but complain they could not have the full university experience, well lock them in over Christmas and let them enjoy being in University.

As for this being voluntary, only those with 2 negative tests should be travelling, no test no negative result no travel, simple.
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30/11/2020 22:02:42 6 0
bbc
They have a valid reason to complain having paid thousands of pounds for tuition fees and accommodation. They really aren't getting value for money.

Wouldn't you agree?

Many departments in many universities are taking the mickey. (And the money)
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30/11/2020 23:01:30 0 5
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Just because these kids cannot socialize does not mean they are not getting an education. They need to learn to adapt t different ways of working. Not sure how they are going to cope once they have to work for a living where everything changes daily.
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30/11/2020 22:04:17 3 1
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The question is, what's going to happen in January ?
Clear test required before travelling back to uni ?
Or another repeat of 3 months ago ..... ?
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30/11/2020 22:02:42 6 0
bbc
They have a valid reason to complain having paid thousands of pounds for tuition fees and accommodation. They really aren't getting value for money.

Wouldn't you agree?

Many departments in many universities are taking the mickey. (And the money)
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30/11/2020 23:01:30 0 5
bbc
Just because these kids cannot socialize does not mean they are not getting an education. They need to learn to adapt t different ways of working. Not sure how they are going to cope once they have to work for a living where everything changes daily.
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01/12/2020 11:05:31 0 2
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They will probably come on here and moan about how other groups are constantly moaning and not getting on with things!
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01/12/2020 09:25:09 1 1
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Students are being encouraged to get themselves tested (twice) before travelling home for Christmas.
Is there any way to get a test once they've arrived home? What happens if they've had to use public transport?
It would be useful to know they haven't picked up Covid on the journey.
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01/12/2020 10:56:38 1 3
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I don't see that tory-voters deserve the NHS.

Let them go private - it's what they voted for.

Cue tory whines about 'tax' - cheek.
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30/11/2020 23:01:30 0 5
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Just because these kids cannot socialize does not mean they are not getting an education. They need to learn to adapt t different ways of working. Not sure how they are going to cope once they have to work for a living where everything changes daily.
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01/12/2020 11:05:31 0 2
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They will probably come on here and moan about how other groups are constantly moaning and not getting on with things!
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30/11/2020 20:16:44 2 7
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Why are we wasting testing capacity on students. These kids have done nothing but complain they could not have the full university experience, well lock them in over Christmas and let them enjoy being in University.

As for this being voluntary, only those with 2 negative tests should be travelling, no test no negative result no travel, simple.
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Dea
01/12/2020 11:17:36 4 0
bbc
What a narrow minded comment! My daughter went off to university this year - she has paid £9000 for a basic online course, which we have accepted as we wish to keep people safe. She was isolated for 2 weeks with no means to get fresh food when 3 in her flat got positive Covid tests. Her Uni is not offering mass testing how will she get home following your ridiculous comments. Students are people!
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30/11/2020 16:15:29 1 0
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Given that the main facet of University experience is reading for a degree, I dare say your daughter could have enjoyed a fair bit of that during the past term?
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01/12/2020 13:07:19 0 0
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She has worked hard yes. Her vice chancellor has also extolled the benefits of face to face teaching - however her university has given her zero of this.

What I am saying is that much of what young people enjoy has been cancelled, whereas (generalising) things that people with houses and cars do, hasn't.

But still the younger people get moaned at for others breaking the rules.