Covid-19 is our best chance to change universities for good I Steven Jones

Competition and casualisation now have to give way to fairness and social responsibility

March is normally one of the busiest months in the academic calendar. Lecture theatres bulge, coffee queues lengthen and library shelves empty. The interactions are multilingual and non-stop.

This year, silence. Buildings are in lockdown and staff barred from their offices. Those students who remain are mostly unable to go home.

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