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UCU response to rules banning Scottish students from socialising

24 September 2020 | last updated: 25 September 2020

Commenting on the updated rules for students in Scotland, UCU's Scotland official Mary Senior said:

'It is astounding that the Scottish government and principals are blaming students for Covid-19 outbreaks on university campuses. This is an incredibly contagious virus and students were encouraged to return to campuses. UCU has argued that the default position for universities should be remote and online working, in line with other workplaces.

'That is what the Scottish government should be introducing today, not threatening students with red cards and banning them from going out. Students have the same rights as any other member of the community and should not be treated as second-class citizens.'