News Reports 1 October 2020.

29 September 2020: Birmingham City Uni UCU report “our understanding was 12 cases as of mid-last week.Tweet.

30 September 2020: University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 117 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” University of Edinburgh. Archive.

1 October 2020: University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 154 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” University of Edinburgh. Archive.

30 September 2020: “A total of 82 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified at Aberdeen University – a rise of 38 from yesterday.” The Northern Scot.

30 September 2020: NHS Tayside confirm 74 cases at Parker House (used by Abertay and Dundee university students) and 24 at Abertay’s Meadowside. NHS Tayside.

30 September 2020: University of Sheffield announce 65 new cases amongst students. Uni of Sheffield tracker.

30 September 2020: Hull University now has three cases. Source: Internal circular email.

30 September 2020: University of South Wales: “As of 1.30pm today, Wednesday, September 30, we have been informed by six students, who have attended campus, that they have tested positive for Covid-19,” a spokesperson said. “A further two students, who have not been to campus, have also notified us of positive test results. These are not clustered around any particular group, course or location.” Wales Online. University statement. Archive.

30 September 2020: University of the Highlands and Islands: “Three students returned positive tests at Perth College UHI following a face-to-face learning class resulting in six students and three staff members being forced to self-isolate at home.” The Courier.

1 October 2020: Queen’s University, Belfast: “A Queen’s spokeswoman said a small number of students living in its accommodation had tested positive for Covid-19.” University further makes the bizarre statement ““The evidence is that transmission is occurring in social settings as opposed to on-campus education environments.” Irish News. (Note: the number was given as 30 positive cases on the 28 September 2020. BBC.)

1 October 2020: Strathclyde UCU report 49 cases. Tweet.

1 October 2020: Bournemouth University: “Bournemouth University has confirmed a “small number” of its students have coronavirus.” Bournemouth Echo.

1 October 2020: University of York: “As of this morning, we have 16 active positive cases in our University community.” University statement.

1 October 2020: University of Manchester: “Manchester student and parent anger at ‘Fallowfield Covid soup’ as infection rate soars among young people.” Most flats on UoM Fallowfield Campus now isolating. Manchester Evening News.

1 October 2020: University of Manchester launches a Covid Case Tracker. For the 29th September, 129 students and 1 member of staff tested positive.

1 October 2020: Keele University: Keele UCU mention “the confirmation of positive cases registered amongst Keele students” in their letter to the Vice Chancellor. Keele UCU.

1 October 2020: “An ‘alarming’ number of students at the University of Exeter are testing positive for coronavirus, the council has said. …. The exact number has not been confirmed, but it is believed that there at least 60 student houses of multiple occupation off campus that are self-isolating, in addition to others in halls of residence.” Devon Live.

1 October 2020: Leeds University: Numerous students complain on a Labour leader Q&A about poor conditions in housing and no reporting of covid cases by Leeds University. Twitter thread. Wonkhe write-up.

1 October 2020: Leeds University: “Self-isolating Leeds students left without food and told to wash clothes in the sink.” Daily Mirror.

Current tally:

65 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
45 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.

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