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Freshmen are caught throwing illegal parties in university halls


University of Manchester students were filmed throwing an illegal party outside their student dormitories.

The footage captured at 1am this morning shows a large gathering outside the Owens Park halls in Fallowfield, south Manchester, with a clip entitled "Covid wah?"

Another clip shows a sea of ​​people dancing to music that appears to come from a sound system.

A statement from the University of Manchester said: “We are aware of this party and our security services have been working with Greater Manchester Police to shut it down.

One clip shows a sea of ​​people dancing to music that appears to have come from a sound system

University of Manchester students were filmed outside the halls of Owens Park in Fallowfield, south Manchester this morning at 1am this morning throwing an illegal party

“This behavior is completely unacceptable and is strongly condemned by the university.

“We were clear and consistent with our messages about the behavior and behavior of students in halls and will work hard to identify those involved.

“Our students must adhere to social distancing rules and all other restrictions to protect themselves and others.

“If students fail to do so, the university will subject them to disciplinary action that could result in fines or expulsion, and we will not hesitate to involve the police if necessary.

Some students have already received firm criminal charges from the police.

Additional security guards were deployed in Fallowfield and further reminders were sent.

"Details of abusive students are recorded and some of them will now go through our disciplinary process."

Greater Manchester police said the officers were called at around 1:20 a.m. this morning and had confiscated musical equipment before dispersing attendees.

Student Safe Lead, Inspector Shoheb Chowdhury of the GMP City of Manchester Division said, “We know that the student experiences this year are very different, especially for those starting new courses and usually enjoying freshmen week.

& # 39; We took a very moderate approach to the violations we encountered, being careful to consider the importance of following social distancing and current local lockdown guidelines.

& # 39; However, we are ready to issue notices of fixed sentences if necessary and in the seven days leading up to September 23rd, 29 FPNs were issued to students across the Manchester city department.

& # 39; We continue to work positively with our partners across higher education to clarify the importance of complying with restrictions.

"We encourage all students to consider the potential negative impact on their education – not to mention their health and that of their loved ones – before attending any gathering that violates the law."

A statement from the University of Manchester said: "Details of abusive students will be recorded and some of them will now go through our disciplinary process." Pictured: Owens Park Halls in Fallowfield, South Manchester

A statement from the University of Manchester said: "Details of abusive students will be recorded and some of them will now go through our disciplinary process." Pictured: Owens Park Halls in Fallowfield, South Manchester

The University of Manchester has also warned that students could be subject to curfew after a "significant" number of coronavirus violations.

The bosses said there was now active consideration of the introduction of a curfew in the halls or other restrictive measures.

Earlier this week in Fallowfield police fined four students for organizing an "after-the-pub party".

Each student received a fixed £ 100 fine from officials for failing to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

In the Birley Halls, accommodation for students at Manchester Metropolitan University, around 100 people celebrated until the early hours of the morning, according to residents.

A GMP sergeant tweeted last week: “Shocked at the arrogance, ignorance and selfishness of some of the newcomers to Manchester.

Around 600 students are isolating themselves at Glasgow University, which has set up its own mobile testing unit, while students are warned not to attend parties and pubs this weekend

Around 600 students are isolating themselves at Glasgow University, which has set up its own mobile testing unit, while students are warned not to attend parties and pubs this weekend

“If you are asked to obey the Covid rules, do as you are told. If you refuse, which results in being asked to leave, don't start! Your actions risk bars / pubs closing! & # 39 ;.

However, some students said they felt “nervous” and like they had been wrongly attacked during the coronavirus crisis.

A fresher said, “It's a little weird. The first few weeks are all about meeting people and obviously it's so hard to do.

& # 39; Everyone is a little nervous. & # 39;

The news comes when Scottish students are threatened with a strict red and yellow card system for breaking Covid-19 rules by being banned from parties and pubs.

At least a dozen universities in England and Wales have set up their own testing facilities as outbreaks are reported in 17 UK locations.

At least a dozen other universities in England and Wales have set up their own testing facilities to monitor possible outbreaks

At least a dozen other universities in England and Wales have set up their own testing facilities to monitor possible outbreaks

Up to 125 students have turned to coronavirus at three universities in Edinburgh following outbreaks in Glasgow, Dundee, Fife and Aberdeen.

Institutions have announced that they will "make absolutely clear" to students that parties will not be tolerated – a SAGE scientist warned students that they could stay on campus over Christmas if there were outbreaks.

Sir Mark Walport told BBC Radio 4's Today program: “The only thing we don't want is a coronavirus outbreak at a university causing students to go home and this infection to other parts of the country and others Municipalities transferred. to their parents, to their grandparents.

"If students are infected towards the end of the semester, they may have to stay where they are."

At least 362 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the UK student population, but none of them are believed to have been hospitalized with the virus.

UK universities are reporting Covid-19 cases

Aberdeen number unconfirmed

Nottingham – A student

Liverpool – 80 students, seven employees

Edinburgh – 120 students in Edinburgh Napier, five in the University of Edinburgh and Queen Margaret University

Dundee – Four students at Abertay University

Fife – Four cases at St. Andrews University

Glasgow – 124 cases

Exeter number not confirmed

Canterbury – Two cases at the University of Kent

Manchester – "Multiple Cases" at Manchester Metropolitan University

Leeds – Six cases

De Montfort – Two confirmed cases

Warwick – A confirmed case

Swansea – 12 confirmed cases

Bristol – A confirmed case at the University of the West of England

Scottish universities yesterday set new rules for students in the north of the UK, instructing them not to visit hospitality establishments or mingle outside of their household.

The new rules state that institutions "will make it absolutely clear to students that there must be no parties and no socializing outside their households".

They add: “This weekend, the first of the Scottish Government's new, stricter guidelines, we will require students not to make all kinds of contacts outside of their homes and homes.

"We will ask you not to go to bars or other restaurants."

It warned of a two-strike approach against anyone who breaks the rules, saying, "We will take a strict 'yellow / red card' approach to student discipline violations that endanger students and others.

"While we would like to begin by notifying students of discipline violations, we will not hesitate to extend this to include disciplinary action, including possible drop-out."

Nottingham University has set up its own testing facilities to monitor an outbreak, while Exeter has its own private testing.

Nottingham University professor Jonathan Ball said his program may have prevented an outbreak.

He told BBC Radio 4: “We had a pilot with vet students who took off towards the end of July. We tested them weekly and they took their own swabs.

“We had a single case that was an asymptomatic person based on our advice that they isolated and their household isolated. We continued testing three weeks later and had no more cases.

Students may have to spend Christmas on campus to avoid infecting parents with Covid, the SAGE expert warns

A scientist advising the government said university students may need to be instructed to stay on campus over Christmas if coronavirus outbreaks occur.

Sir Mark Walport, member of the Sage Scientific Advisory Group, told BBC Radio 4's Today program: “There is absolutely no doubt about it, and we have seen it from universities around the world.

In early September, a paper approved by Sage was released which found that there was a significant risk that higher education could improve local and national transmission.

“Universities are very large communities, they bring people together from all over the country, and they are a long way from monastic communities these days.

“The only thing we don't want is for a coronavirus outbreak at a university to cause students to go home and spread that infection to other parts of the country and other communities, to their parents, to their grandparents.

"If students are infected towards the end of the semester, they may have to stay where they are."

"We were able to identify it quickly and possibly stop an outbreak before it started."

If a positive test is returned to the university, they must apply to the government for a second pillar test in order to be officially registered as part of the Track & Trace system.

Professor Powell explained why the program was so important: “It has been known for some time that universities are particularly high-risk environments. When you have a lot of very young people, very often someone who is infected at this age will have very mild symptoms and often no symptoms at all, so they won't even know they are infected.

"We ask them to live together in relatively large numbers so that the virus can spread quickly. So we have to be aware of this and do everything we can to control it."

So far, the majority of outbreaks have been recorded in Scotland, but there have been cases of Covid-19 students at universities in Leeds, Exeter, Liverpool and Manchester.

Students in Scotland put sticky notes in their windows, one labeled “Send Drink” and one labeled “Send Drink” complaining that they could not smoke in isolation.

At least 600 then had to confine themselves to their student accommodation 124 students were infected with the virus at the University of Glasgow.

Meanwhile, Mr Hancock said he did not want students to have to stay in their facilities during the Christmas break.

He said: "I don't want to have a situation like this and I very much hope that we can avoid it," he said.

When asked if this would be considered, he said, “I've learned not to rule things out. And one of the challenges we face is making sure people are as safe as possible, and that includes making sure they don't spread between generations, but … that's not our goal. & # 39;

Earlier this week it was revealed that 500 students at Abertay University in Dundee were self-isolating after a confirmed case, while 80 students and seven staff at the University of Liverpool had coronavirus.

There were also a number of confirmed cases at Aberdeen University.

The outbreaks across Scotland have sparked a strong warning of house parties.

Students living at IQ Parker House student accommodation in Dundee has been asked to self-isolate due to an outbreak. They talked by posting messages on the windows

Students living at IQ Parker House student accommodation in Dundee has been asked to self-isolate due to an outbreak. They talked by posting messages on the windows

At least 80 students at Liverpool University have contracted coronavirus with seven employees

At least 80 students at Liverpool University have contracted coronavirus with seven employees

During yesterday's coronavirus briefing, National Clinical Director Jason Leitch said, "We need you not to throw house parties, I couldn't be clearer."

Nicola Sturgeon said the "significant University of Glasgow outbreak" had an impact on the daily Covid-19 infection count in the greater NHS area of ​​Glasgow.

Last day, a total of 224 cases were recorded across the health department, she said.

Prof. Leitch said he spoke with student leaders Tuesday about recent restrictions by the National Union of Students.

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