The government recently announced that students studying across England would not be permitted to return to their university earlier than May 17.
This rule has generated a conflict in opinions between national and international students concerned with quarantine upon returning towards the end of the semester.
Muskan Chawla, a first-year student at the University of Nottingham, says: “ It literally makes no sense. I’ll be coming to the UK at the end, quarantine, give my exams online and then go back.”
On the other hand, national students are ‘fairly happy’ with the decision to go back to in-person teaching.
Sam Eyres, 19, studying at the University of Sheffield, says: “The timing is a bit silly. I’ve only got one lesson after May 17.
“But, at the end of the day, there’s a global pandemic on, and it’s not all going to run perfectly.”