Hard times for students: Depression, poverty, isolation under Covid lockdown

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    Hard times for students in the Covid pandemic. Tonight we are discussing the impact of the lockdown on their education and on their health. There has been a large demonstation in Paris this Tuesday. Students are calling for access to their campuses and a more normal type of educaitonal experience. Many have been kept away from lectures since March. We are examining the impact this is having on them. Also we are looking at the wider issues across the field of education. France is our focus but the questions are relevent worldwide where all students, teachers, lecturers and pupils are facing the same challenge; overcoming Hard Times under threat from Covid 19.

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