Thousands of young people from across the country are heading to Salford to start university amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Teaching at the University of Salford does not start until next week (September 28) but students are now arriving in the city to set up home and get used to their new independence.
University’s across the North have vowed to keep any potential outbreaks in check, as the 20-29 age group has seen the biggest increases in covid infections recently.
The Government announced yesterday that all bars and restaurants must close by 10pm in order to curb a recent spike in infections.
Eleven new first years on the BA Journalism programme reveal their thoughts as they get ready for student life. Click the link in each quote to see the students’ full article:
Colleen Lamb – “The end of my high-school career was saddening but university has offered me a bright and wonderful flip side to what was a disheartening period and I still believe that these next three years will be my best so far.”
Salford, along with most of Greater Manchester, is currently under lockdown restrictions.
As going round to other’s houses is currently banned, student halls are subject to strict rules, such as ensuring that the ‘rule of six’ will be kept to.
At the time of writing, Salford has 2,614 confirmed cases of Covid-19.