- NewsThe Telegraph
They arrived expecting the most carefree - and occasionally debauched - few weeks of their lives. But for hundreds of students across Scotland, the rite of passage of freshers’ week and their first taste of freedom in university halls has become a living nightmare. More than 1,000 have been ordered to self-isolate in "prison-like" student accommodation in Glasgow and Dundee alone, following a series of coronavirus outbreaks. Meanwhile, all 250,000 students in the country, from first years to mature students and postgraduates, have been ordered not to visit pubs, cafes or restaurants this weekend in what has been described as an “astounding” restriction of their liberty.