DD wants to go back to halls..

(44 Posts)
Glastonbury2020 Sat 13-Feb-21 15:42:05

DD is in her first year and was living in halls. She has been home since beginning of Dec and the uni have given a rent waiver until 20 Feb.
She told me this pm that her and her flatmates (8 in total) have decided to go back then.
Although I get why she wants to go back, I know she shouldn't be. There are some students in other flats back already.
Any of your gone back?

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CheeseAndBaconOatcake Sat 13-Feb-21 15:45:18

Mine's going back next week, several friends kids are too.

ihatethecold Sat 13-Feb-21 15:49:12

I think if they are in halls they need permission to return.
I know at my closest university that’s the case.
Obviously different if they are in their own student accommodation.

Fantasmic143 Sat 13-Feb-21 15:50:35

Mine went back before lockdown, just after NY. I think he has mixed feelings about being back - everything is online and not all inspiring and there is little to do, like for everyone. The uni experience has been so disappointing for him and I feel really sad.

HenryIV Sat 13-Feb-21 16:30:24

Mine went back at the start of January. Uni said everyone was welcome, but they could have a rent rebate or cancel contract completely. There are 6 in her flat who went back together and she's having a much better time there than stuck at home with me on her own. Everything is online but she's benefiting so much from the social aspect that it's definitely been the right decision.

Glastonbury2020 Sat 13-Feb-21 16:35:05

Thanks all! Makes me feel better that we're not doing anything illegal! I'll happily take her back for her own mental well being.

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HenryIV Sat 13-Feb-21 16:54:01

Just being with others in her hall and having some sort of student experience has really helped DD. I think she'd have been utterly miserable by now if she hadn't gone. It's not illegal, just down to the uni really, so if they're allowing students back into hall then go for it!

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ufucoffee Sat 13-Feb-21 17:04:00

Living in a university city, I am sorry to say we don't want them back for as long as possible. So many of them took no notice of rules relating to COVID and students were blamed for the high levels of infection in the city. Not saying your daughter won't be responsible OP but so many won't.

whatisthislifesofullofcare Sat 13-Feb-21 17:07:18

Mine are going back the end of Feb and hoping PM will announce that its ok to do so in his 22/2 briefing. Ditto the Y11, she’s hoping school re opens.

fatisnotafeeling Sat 13-Feb-21 17:10:51

My DD is going back after the 22/02, she has had a rebate from Dec until then but needs to be there for upcoming possible exams.

We have DD10 DS8 and DS 10 months here so it's hard for her to study as we just don't have the space.

Ihatemyseleffordoingthis Sat 13-Feb-21 17:14:43

Living in a university city I would like to say that we need our student population long term to stay viable, and that they shouldn't be made to feel unwelcome - so long as they have a half way decent support structure for students still in place.

LindainLockdown Sat 13-Feb-21 17:44:22

Living in an university city I am very happy to welcome back students who need to return for whatever reason.

My own son went back to his university hall of residence in January, he has paid to live there after all.

AllMyPrettyOnes Sat 13-Feb-21 17:45:37

ufucoffee

Living in a university city, I am sorry to say we don't want them back for as long as possible. So many of them took no notice of rules relating to COVID and students were blamed for the high levels of infection in the city. Not saying your daughter won't be responsible OP but so many won't.

Not up to you is it grin

SusannahSophia Sat 13-Feb-21 17:47:56

My DS went back on 4th January and his 7 flatmates were all back within a couple of days. They are in Fallowfield in Manchester, massive student village and I’ve been keeping an eye on the case numbers there. No higher than the rest of Manchester.

CheeseAndBaconOatcake Sat 13-Feb-21 17:49:06

Ihatemyseleffordoingthis

Living in a university city I would like to say that we need our student population long term to stay viable, and that they shouldn't be made to feel unwelcome - so long as they have a half way decent support structure for students still in place.


I agree, we both live in one and have students in others.

Bluntness100 Sat 13-Feb-21 17:50:44

I think the key thing is when she goes, she can’t come back till restrictions are eased. So maybe for about six or ten weeks, as if they are all going home they risk spreading it.

mootymoo Sat 13-Feb-21 18:07:42

Dd wants to go back next weekend and thinks I'm terribly mean for not wanting to drive her. I will but a bit concerned about being fined for a non essential journey

titchy Sat 13-Feb-21 18:13:36

Mine went back a week or two ago with our blessing. Needed company their own age. It's perfectly legal for them to do so by the way. Maybe not advised, but not against the law.

LindainLockdown Sat 13-Feb-21 18:22:30

You can travel for education purposes.

tinkywinkyshandbag Sat 13-Feb-21 18:24:47

My DD has been back a couple of weeks now. She says she is more able to focus on her work there (plus having more fun with her flat mates than she would with us...)

Xenia Sat 13-Feb-21 18:26:03

It is not against the law to go back. My son is post grad and came home for Christmas a bit early s had mid Dec exams he did at home and went back a bit later in January but is basically sticking to terms as I have paid over £7000 for his rent and the state has not chosen to refund it so far !!!

LimaFoxtrotCharlie Sat 13-Feb-21 18:27:11

ufucoffee

Living in a university city, I am sorry to say we don't want them back for as long as possible. So many of them took no notice of rules relating to COVID and students were blamed for the high levels of infection in the city. Not saying your daughter won't be responsible OP but so many won't.

I live in a university city and students are welcome to return here

hamstersarse Sat 13-Feb-21 18:29:13

Ds went back in Jan

It’s all fine and they’ve dribbled back into his flat over the last few weeks. It’s their home now, they can go babk

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Sat 13-Feb-21 18:33:20

One of mine went back at beginning of Jan, other one going back this week. They really NEED to go- I live in a uni town to and they are all very welcome here too.?

worstofbothworlds Sat 13-Feb-21 18:35:51

Living in a university city (and a lecturer) I would like to tell @ufucoffee to politely stay out of it.
Our students have been very responsible and we had low COVID rates through the autumn after a blip when they travelled in but we weren't under local lockdown.
About 1/3 of my first year tutor group are back and they have told me they have made really close friends with their flatmates so while it's not the first year they'd anticipated, I think it's a proper independent experience.

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