Louise Minchin issues apology as BBC Breakfast guest abruptly cut off: ‘Apologies!

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BBC Breakfast reported on the restrictions many first year university students are facing to stop the spread of coronavirus. Many have been told to stay within their accommodation and to not mix with other flats while others are now starting lessons online. It’s still uncertain as to whether or not university students will be allowed to return home for Christmas.

Finding out how students are coping, Louise Minchin spoke to Professor Nishan Canagarajah from the University of Leicester to find out if they were getting enough support.

Unfortunately before the host could answer key questions, the interview was abruptly cut short due to a technical error.

“We are living in unprecedented times and so what we have done is made sure the campus is Covid secure,” Professor Nishan Canagarajah commented.

“We have also made sure we can provide the…”

Finding out how students are coping, Louise Minchin spoke to Professor Nishan Canagarajah from the University of Leicester to find out if they were getting enough support.

Unfortunately before the host could answer key questions, the interview was abruptly cut short due to a technical error.

“We are living in unprecedented times and so what we have done is made sure the campus is Covid secure,” Professor Nishan Canagarajah commented.

“We have also made sure we can provide the…”

“There was a couple of other questions I wanted to ask him but I can’t.”

Dan asked: “Any chance of getting him back at al do you think?

“Should we try again? Come on let’s give it a go.”

Louise proceeded to ask Professor Canagarajah one final question in the hope he could hear her.

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“One last question if I can Professor,” she began. “I wanted to know also, what kind of guidance and practical support have you got from the government? Is that enough for you?”

Returning to the screen, Professor Canagarajah replied: “So we have got some guidance from the Department of Education, and that has been very helpful.

“But I think we need to get timely advice from the Department of Education and especially at the moment, what we need, is to reassure our students.”

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BBC Breakfast also spoke to a number of students including Sebastian, who arrived at the University of Nottingham on Friday.

Speaking to Dan Walker and Louise this morning, he explained he was worried about meeting new people as the university experience was very different this year.

“It is more accentuated with our year with the conditions,” he explained. Sebastian added he knows he’s “not the only one” who feels this way.

BBC Breakfast airs daily on BBC One at 6am.

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