‘Make sure you’re home by 9!’
More and more students in Groningen are saying goodbye to their student life and moving back in with their parents, reports the UKrant. A mass-return to parental homes has been underway since March this year, the student paper says.
For students, the world looks completely different now that there are only online lectures. Nightclubs have come to a standstill, team sports is no longer possible and the catering industry is closed.
Since they are likely to be in their room anyway, they might as well live with their parents again, until the Coronavirus crisis is over: that could save a lot of money, some (Dutch, naturally) students think.
In some cases it turns out that parents may be the ones most annoyed by the development, with more clutter in the house. Students are reportedly often annoyed that they have to tidy up their things all the time (Ed: these are University students, right?).
The horror scenario that one student, Lieke, had in mind did not materialise: “I was quite surprised we didn’t get into a fight. It really felt like a situation we had to survive together. I think it has brought us closer together”, she says.