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  • while some 40 universities in the United Kingdom have now reported cases off coronavirus, forcing thousands of students to self isolate as the new term begins, many students are demanding to know why they were encouraged to leave home and pay for accommodation when much of the teaching is being done online.

  • Aberystwyth University is the latest to suspend face to face teaching because of the pandemic.

  • After a wave of complaints, the Scottish government has now changed its guidance toe.

  • Allow students to return home if they wish, although the entire household would then have to isolate for 14 days.

  • Our education correspondent, Dan Johnson, reports from Manchester, Day four.

  • If this fresh is locked down on the funds running low, along with the food behind the fences are the young hopes of a student life put on hold.

  • Having barely begun, we were sitting here with buying like the promise of Oh, yeah, you guys can have a bit of a normal, unique experience and then within two weeks, there, like not you can't s so we were kind of solder full stream.

  • This is the start to term nobody wanted, but almost everyone could see coming.

  • The government sent thousands of hours of students together to live in a close proximity where they're going to share the same facilities, they're going to use the same kind of areas.

  • So if you kind of expect to send all these people back and then not to have that kind of despite even that's just incompetence and poor planning, Each university should have their own testing facility, and you could reduce the cases and isolate individual houses as well.

  • Our house had no symptoms and no one needed to get a test.

  • But we're stuck in here now.

  • The university says it will cover rent for the next fortnight on Give students a £50 shopping voucher with reserved delivery slots.

  • There's denial here that students fees were put before their welfare.

  • What do you say to those who came here on the promise of at least some face to face learning on now find themselves locked up, learning online, feeling like they've been misled on.

  • They're now trapped.

  • Well, I don't see these students is having bean misled or trapped.

  • Actually, like many people, they're having to self isolate.

  • It's for two weeks, thes students from three and sometimes four year courses.

  • It's a short part of this study.

  • It's worth saying Student life is carrying on here.

  • To some degree, people are using the library keeping social distance, of course, but with cases being reported off the universities, there will be more disruption.

  • At the University of Glasgow, supplies are arriving on.

  • There's more food on hand alongside deliveries.

  • Parents have been helping make decisions about the future.

  • We talked about whether to defer studies till next year, but I think she's decided.

  • Is it gonna be any better next year?

  • Much.

  • We'll just carry on in Edinburgh.

  • Molly's being isolating, but today she got the all clear.

  • They seem to be quite all right with sending us here and, you know, changing what householder in tow get us into halls.

  • But when it comes to letting us go home, it's a huge problem to change your householder in.

  • If you decide, you absolutely have to move to your family home to self isolate, you should avoid using public transport, and crucially, the other members off your new household will have to sell faisaly for 14 days in Belfast, around 100 or in isolation after 30 tested positive at Queen's University and in Wales, Aberystwyth is the latest to suspend face to face teaching a s'more evidence.

  • Today, this age groups hit hardest by the pandemic, it was difficult enough getting here.

  • There's no easy time ahead.

  • Don Johnson, BBC News Manchester.

while some 40 universities in the United Kingdom have now reported cases off coronavirus, forcing thousands of students to self isolate as the new term begins, many students are demanding to know why they were encouraged to leave home and pay for accommodation when much of the teaching is being done online.

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