For countless British school leavers, the emotional maelstrom of the past few months didn’t end on Thursday when A-level results were announced.
This weekend, many Year 13 students are grappling with the dilemma of what to do next. Accept a university offer, even though they might miss out on the full student experience because of the pandemic? Or defer or reject a place, until some semblance of normality returns?
With little or no face-to-face teaching at universities until 2021, the prospect of starting an expensive degree just doesn’t add up for some students.
There are also fears that all the fun of starting university, and opportunities to make friends, will be missing because freshers’ week