******* hell, sending students back to University campuses was a colossal mistake.
Literally everyone who does a student-facing job wanted to switch to 100% online teaching and learning, but our dumbass governments bleated on about ‘student experience’ and presurrised HEIs into in-person/on-campus delivery.
I was in Exeter today. The streets were crawling with groups (many containing over 6 people) of, I presume, students.
A colleague who works at Exeter said the management’s approach there is a very gung-ho ‘we’re open for business’. They are far from the only institution taking that approach.