These 17 TikToks show what it’s really like to be isolating in MMU halls right now
Parties, post-it notes and a lot of boredom
I think it’s safe to say that the 1,700 MMU freshers being forced to isolate in halls right now take the prize for worst Freshers’ experience in history. 127 students from both Birley campus and Cambridge Halls tested positive for COVID, and so everyone in these blocks has had to wave goodbye to pubs and say hello to being trapped in halls.
Forced to fend for themselves with limited supermarket delivery slots, moving in with strangers and in some cases being completely isolated, the situation remains pretty dire. Students have taken to plastering post-it-notes on the windows and creating TikToks to share their experiences.
These 17 TikToks capture the highs and lows of isolating in MMU halls right now:
1. The Freshers’ experience of a lifetime
Really feel like these guys deserve a refund.
2. F*ck the Government and F*ck Boris
Nice to see that once again students are getting the support they need during the pandemic – I’m glad that £9k is being put to good use!
3. 14 days of doing nothing
Eat, sleep, Netflix repeat. Then stare at the wall and clean everything AGAIN.
4. Pleading via Post it notes
Okay can someone please “send drink”. And seriously, where are their eggs??
5. Another day in the life
Not even food could make this bearable when you can’t smell or taste anything but boredom.
6.Freshers fending for themselves
Using a towel as a duvet has got to be an all time low. Public appeal to get this room key replaced.
7.Love in Lockdown?
Like something straight out of a Taylor Swift music video *swoon*
8. A seriously impressive game of noughts and crosses
I cannot BELIEVE how much effort went into this!!
9. The pandemic will bring us together… or strengthen the rivalry between UoM and Man Met
No surprises here, at least there’s some consistency in these uncertain times.
10. The ones that got away
Those who managed to escape and return to their homes must be over the moon. Guess it’s alright for some.
When your call for help makes it on the news!
12. Finding flat friends despite the odds
They can take your freedom, but they can’t take your ability to socialise from the inside.
13. When life gives you lockdown, make your room look awesome
After all there’s not much else you can do to fill the time.
14. One is the loneliest number
Send her some friends pls.
15. It’s my party and I’ll party if I want to
16. The show must go on in any way possible
Keep up the morale even if things are bad.
17. Snapped by the paps
Let’s be honest, seeing yourself on the news has got to be the only thing more positive than the Covid tests over there.
Although students at Man Met are making the most of a bad situation by trying to stay busy and creating these TikToks, their videos demonstrate the mental and physical toll the lockdown is having on the students.
Sending some virtual moral support to everyone stuck in the lockdown right now!