Working together to stay safe

During the covid-19 pandemic, we all need to work together to keep each other – and our neighbours in the community – safe.

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Supporting staff and students

Update 24 September

Current working arrangements continue to remain in place until further notice. We will be working hard to ensure any key national announcements and adjustments to lockdown measures are carefully reviewed and that any changes at the University are shared with you in advance.

Information and updates about which services on campus are open and where you are required to wear a facemask.

Student education for 2020-21

Teaching for new and returning undergraduates will start as planned on 28 September 2020. Different plans are in place for postgraduate taught students.

Teaching activities with large numbers of students will go ahead using digital technology, and will be interactive and engaging. Teaching in small-group settings, including seminars, tutorials and practicals, as well as dissertation and project supervision, will be delivered face to face on campus where practicable and wherever it can be done safely in line with the government guidance on social distancing in place at the time.
• Current students – read more about the plans for the new academic year
• Staff information – read the email sent to all staff on 9 June

Information for prospective students

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

Approach to planning the return to campus

We expect the majority of staff to continue to work remote remotely while social distancing remains in force.

Staff asked to carry out work on campus or able to resume research on campus will receive appropriate notification.

More information about the plans for the re-opening of campus was emailed to all staff on 4 June

Campus services

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

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Information published is correct at the time of posting. This is a rapidly changing situation so please keep checking back for updates.


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