‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers

The university has offered a rent rebate to students stuck in its halls, but will it ease their anger and frustration?

When Theo Lockett tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, he was the first of his 10 flatmates to do so. Within 24 hours, four more had reported positive results amid a rapidly increasing outbreak in University of Glasgow student accommodation.

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