Locked down in Peru: social media mobilisation brings back Manchester student

The journey of a lifetime for Sophie was brought to a grinding halt by the pandemic. She credits a social media campaign for spurring the UK government into action, who had initially failed to offer any support to her and the hundreds of other Britons stranded in Peru. Just three weeks into a six month trip to South America, University of Manchester student, Sophie Marriott, found herself in total lockdown in Peru, due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the British Embassy closed and flights suspended she and many other British people were left wondering how they would make it back … Continue reading Locked down in Peru: social media mobilisation brings back Manchester student