Life in Leeds: What are students doing during lockdown?

Rows and rows of red brick houses in Headingly, many of which will be occupied by students yearly.Rows and rows of homes in Headingly.

Following the closure of universities, many students have remained in Leeds for the UK lockdown.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mayhem across the world. As of today, there have been over 700,000 cases with more than 30,000 deaths.

In Leeds, there have been 113 reported cases with 11 deaths.

With an ever-growing concern, universities across Leeds were forced to close and move all teaching and interactive sessions online.

Leeds Beckett forced to close all university buildings due to COVID-19.

According to Central Properties Leeds, the city is home to over 60,000 students.

With uncertainty looming and such high numbers at risk, many students were not willing to take any chances and fled home to their families.

However, a handful like myself decided to remain in Leeds during the lockdown to focus on deadlines and make the most out of the money spent on rent.

So what does a typical day look like for me as a university student during lockdown?

A day in the life of a Leeds Beckett student during lockdown.

As many of you know, days can often drag and become very repetitive over time.

To overcome this, I try to vary my daily routine as much as possible to keep me both mentally and physically active and in touch with society.

I suggest that you do the same whether it be dancing, knitting or even doing kick-ups with a toilet roll in your bedroom.

All will keep you occupied over the coming weeks.

About the Author

George Clarke
Second year journalism student at Leeds Beckett University, aspiring to become a sports journalist.

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