Protecting yourself and others

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus. About the symptoms. Accessing NHS 111 online.

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Supporting staff and students

Update 10 May: Following the Government announcement this evening, current working arrangements remain in place until further notice.

The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our priority. We know that a great many people in the University community are understandably anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak, and we are taking further measures to address your concerns, to protect your health and wellbeing, and to ensure that learning can continue.

Approach to planning the return to campus

The steps we are taking to plan the gradual re-opening of the campus and the resumption of on-campus activities and services as and when the current ‘coronavirus lockdown’ is eased are set out in an email to staff sent on Thursday 7 May. A copy of the message is available in staff communications

Student education and exams

For the rest of this term, all physical lectures and classes for taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be cancelled. This includes laboratory and other practical classes. So far as possible, teaching will be delivered online.

We have agreed a new approach to examination and assessment in the summer term

Updated advice for students was published on 30 April in the Assessment and exams FAQs

If you have questions about assessment for your course,  please contact your School

Student advice on online learning

Staff guidance to teaching online, open-book exams and FAQs

Access the support you need for online teaching and learning with the Digital Education Service helpdesk. Now, when you contact us for help and support with digital education, you’ll be asked to fill in a short form to help us direct you to the right advice as quickly as possible. To log an issue or query relating to online teaching, learning and assessment, access the digital education helpdesk here.

Information for prospective students

If you’re an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs for prospective students.

Working from home

In line with government advice, the vast majority of staff (and postgraduate researchers) are now working from home other than those staff supporting essential services and activities on campus. For these staff, working practices have been adapted to enable the principle of ‘social distancing’ to be applied, and such staff are being provided with documentation to present to the authorities if requested when travelling to campus.

Campus services

The majority of on campus based services are now closed, and wherever possible such services are being delivered online. Information and updates about which services on campus are open

Updates to this website

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