In response to the new national lockdown, University of Manchester students are being fenced into their accommodation. Students are outraged at being locked into their halls against their will.
Mental health for students is at an all time low. Since universities opened in September, it has been reported that a student has died every week as a result of suicide. Fencing in students will have a disastrous impact on their mental health. Manchester University needs to take action in tackling the more deadly pandemic of depression and anxiety. Many students have taken to twitter to express their concern:
— Elle (@ellratcliffee) November 5, 2020
After absolutely no communication from the university we’re being fenced in by the University of Manchester. After asking the workers we were told it won’t be the whole way round but we have heard nothing from the uni and they’ve offered no support. #uom #universityofmanchester pic.twitter.com/94byg4PlBb
— Katie (@KatieAnneYT) November 5, 2020
uom really said welcome to hmp fallowfield ✨ pic.twitter.com/Hmz7K3V3r0
— emily (@yeemilyee) November 5, 2020
The University of Manchester must protect the wellbeing of their students. Trapping students in their accommodation will have a detrimental impact on their mental health.