"Now, hear my point of view" - College student experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic

ITGA has concluded it's two-part "Now, Hear My Point of View" series. The conversation was hosted by Steve Patterson, Mayor of Athens, Ohio, and included five other panellists from the US, the UK, and Canada, including Manchester Student Homes' Archana Chaudhary. The student panellists talked about increased cases of COVID-19 on campuses, how universities are rolling back their already limited in-person instruction, the loss of student organizations and programs, and the toll that loss and isolation has been having on students. To see the recordings, click on the following links: Part 1 Part 2

UKTGA meets with ITGA to discuss town-gown relations during COVID-19

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, ITGA hosted the United Kingdom Town & Gown Association to discuss managing town-gown relations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation was moderated by Cooper Healey, Manager of Manchester Student Homes on behalf of the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University; and UKTGA Chair and ITGA Board Member. The panellists discussed best practices for managing town-gown relations during the pandemic, strategies for responding to off-campus communities, and ways they can look ahead and respond to new risks and challenges in the future. More specifically, students returning to universities, managing students living off-campus, COVID-19 regulations, and creating collaborative relationships between universities and their communities. To see the recording, click here.