university accomadation - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
It was hard to say in the pandemic years why there weren't different rules for the self contained university campus students. If they could be their own community and not interact with the locals, or at least only to a minimal degree, and the virus wasn't much of an issue for the young - then why not let them have a fairly normal life? Halls weren't built for social distancing or isolation. It's tiny bedrooms of a very prison-esque design and, for most, shared bathrooms and kitchens. In essence, a university hall is one household not many. You wouldn't ask families to stay in their bedrooms, right?
In the pandemic we opened university accommodation all year round, enabling students to stay on campus, thus protecting their parents and reducing community transmission. The virus did effect younger people of course, and some of them seriously so, yet they needed to live, to love and to make the life long friends that come of university days.
Any spare university accommodations we opened to young people to live in year round. It gave them a safe space to go to if they needed to leave home or protect vulnerable people in their family. It also gave them a group of peers they could become friends with and feel a sense of community.