Friday 17th April 2020
After surviving what felt like eternity with the first three weeks of being in lock down, the government have extended those restrictions for another three weeks. It feels very strange to know that I am living through something that will be remembered in history and eventually taught to students. I never really thought I would live through anything significant like this.
I am not particularly sure if the government know exactly what they are doing, with people still coming in and out of the country and the state of hospitals at the moment. The NHS is the heart of the United Kingdom currently, but still massively underfunded and therefore struggling during a pandemic. My mother is a nurse and the amount of stress placed upon them is so heartbreaking as they risk their health to save lives. It is a sad time for everyone.
I am also feeling undervalued as a university student as we haven’t been given much information (nationally) about how things will continue with our degrees. Other than to just carry on. I feel as if the government have disregarded us older students because we are adults, rather than cancelling exams and assignments like GCSE and A-Level students. I would like to see more support offered during this difficult time.