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News Reports, 27 September 2020.

24 September 2020: Portsmouth: “The University of Portsmouth confirmed today that 13 students have had Covid-19 positive tests, 12 from its own testing programme and one student who tested positive through government testing.” Portsmouth News.

26 September 2020: Manchester Met: “‘HMP MMU’ – Students claim they were met by ‘security’ and ‘police’ as they tried to leave Coronavirus crisis halls.” Manchester Evening News.

25 September 2020: Queen’s University Belfast: “We have had a case of COVID-19 in the school this week – a student.” Source: Internal email.

25 September 2020: University of Stirling: “we have only a small number of confirmed and isolated cases at Stirling at this time.” University statement. Archived.

26 September 2020: University of Glasgow: ‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers. Guardian.

26 September 2020: Sheffield Hallam: “We are aware of fewer than 10 positive tests amongst our student community. None of these students have been onto the University campus. A similar number of students are self-isolating following official advice to do so.” The Star.

26 September 2020: University of Sheffield: “The University of Sheffield said it was aware of one confirmed staff case of coronavirus and six confirmed student cases at present, with those affected and their households quarantining as per government guidelines.” The Star.

26 September 2020: “Students ‘scared and confused’ as halls lock down.” Round up from the BBC.

27 September 2020: Hundreds of Scots students break strict Covid-19 rules to flee home from locked down university halls. Daily Record.

In old news: “Significant outbreaks of Covid-19 linked to universities are highly likely, says Sage” Evening Standard, 4 September 2020.

Current tally:

39 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
25 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
10 in Scotland.
3 in Wales.

Note: Scottish number down by one, as Sky report yesterday did not confirm cases at Dundee.

News Reports, 26 September 2020.

26 September 2020: Sky News reports that “At least 32 universities in the UK now have confirmed coronavirus cases, and another one has suspected cases” with the number of cases of coronavirus totaling over 510.

England: Aston, Bath, Coventry, De Montfort, Durham, Exeter, Hull, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester Met, Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, Salford, Staffordshire, Sunderland, UWE, Warwick, York St John.

Scotland: Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee (no confirmed cases), Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow Caledonian, Herriot-Watt (suspected cases, not confirmed), Queen Margaret, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh.

Wales: Swansea, University of South Wales.

According to my tally, Sky are lacking the universities of Leicester, Newcastle, and Northumbria; plus Plymouth and Aberystwyth, only confirmed today. It also seems that two of these universities don’t have confirmed cases.

25 September 2020: Cases at both University of Leicester (2) and De Montfort (4 staff). Leicester Mercury.

25 September 2020: A joint statement from the two universities states “As of Friday 25 September, we can confirm that we aware of 62 Newcastle University and Northumbria University students who have tested positive for Covid-19.” Chronicle Live.

25 September 2020: 127 positive cases amongst students, 1,700 students self-isolating, at Manchester Met. Manchester Evening News.

26 September 2020: “Glasgow University is to refund one month’s rent to students in halls of residence as compensation after hundreds were forced to self-isolate following an outbreak of coronavirus.” Guardian.

26 September 2020: Glasgow Caledonian: “Two students have tested positive for covid, with a further two showing symptoms and a total of 18 students from three flats currently self-isolating.” Glasgow Live.

26 September 2020: Plymouth: “A massive student accommodation block in central Plymouth has confirmed that three residents have tested positive for coronavirus.” Plymouth Live.

26 September 2020: “Two people with ‘connections’ to Aberystwyth University test positive for Covid-19.” The Cambrian.

Current tally:

36 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
23 in England.
10 in Scotland.
3 in Wales.

News Reports, 24 September 2020.

23 September 2020: Confirmation of a private report yesterday, “Two confirmed Covid-19 cases at University of Kent campus in Canterbury.” Kent Online.

24 September 2020: Another confirmation of a private report yesterday, one positive case of covid confirmed, and “a number of students at the halls of residence at Queen Margaret University are self-isolating.” Edinburgh News.

23 September 2020: “Two more individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 at an Abertay University hall of residence.” Evening Telegraph.

23 September 2020: “Major Covid outbreak at Glasgow University sees 600 self-isolate. University says number of cases likely to be higher than 124 identified so far.” Guardian.

24 September 2020: Leeds Uni confirms six positive coronavirus cases. The Tab.

24 September 2020: Durham email states “We have a small number of individual Covid-19 cases within our student community”, from Twitter.

24 September 2020: A single confirmed case at the University of Hull. Internal email.

Round up from the Guardian says 20 universities now have cases, though there seems to be 19 on their map. Checked against the tally here, they are missing Durham.

Some housekeeping: I erroneously filed a report on Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, under University of Aberdeen. Now corrected.

Current tally:

21 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
12 in England.
8 in Scotland.
1 in Wales.

News Reports, 22 September 2020.

10 September 2020: University of the West of England: Single student tests positive at Frenchay Campus. Bristol Post.

22 September 2020: “87 coronavirus cases confirmed at University of Liverpool in a week. University says campus measures have helped to detect cases but union says plans for teaching are dangerous.” Liverpool Echo.

22 September 2020: “12 individuals who have been confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) to have tested positive for coronavirus, are students at the University.” Swansea University.

22 September 2020: “Glasgow University’s Cairncross House is thought to have had more than 20 students test positive for Covid in the past few days with more self isolating.” Glasgow Evening Times. Uni of Glasgow Twitter statement.

In other news, new restrictions have been announced for the whole of the U.K. However, little was said specifically about universities, other than “We will ensure that schools, colleges and universities stay open – because nothing is more important than the education, health and well-being of our young people.” Gov.uk. How this will be ensured is not stated. Similarly, there was no mention of universities in the Scottish First Ministers speech, beyond a determination to keep “young people in education.” Scot.gov. In Northern Ireland, the First Minster has said that the new restrictions don’t affect students going home at weekends, but that this may change in the future. BBC.

And also, this site has been written about in Research Professional News by Chris Parr.