This Thursday, storm Doris hit Liverpool, delivering winds of up to 80 mph. A mass-email was sent out to students advising them to “avoid unnecessary journeys across campus”.
“If you have to walk around, please be particularly cautious of any debris or being blown into roads,” the email read.
Students who commute were left stranded on trains for hours, while several university buildings underwent severe damage. The Architecture building, the Thompson Yates building and the South Campus Teaching Hub were among those to suffer broken windows, leading to some airy midday seminars.
MA History student Tom Hyland said: “if we’re lucky, south campus will be completely destroyed and we’ll get new facilities.”
Meanwhile, third year History and Politics student Cy Sutherland observed that “storm Doris is a cruel mistress.”