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Supporting staff and students

Updated 27 March 2020

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors 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.

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, as explained in our online document. Students can also find out more about this on the student FAQs page.

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

Student advice on online learning

Staff guidance to teaching online and FAQs

For support with online teaching systems and technology or pedagogy queries from staff and help to take teaching online, please email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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

Easter closure period: as planned, the University will close for business on Thursday 9 April at midday and will reopen on Wednesday 15 April. The Coronavirus working arrangements will be reviewed by the University Executive on Friday 17 April.

Information for prospective students

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


Updates to this website

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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.

Students – please check the student advice and FAQs for information and contact your school with any enquiries

Staff – please check the staff advice and FAQs for information. If you have questions about HR policy, please contact your local HR team.

If you have any comments or suggestions for the website content, please email us (this address is for website content suggestions only and we cannot provide advice and responses to individuals).


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