eNews extra coronavirus (#30) sent 6 November 2020

  • Arrangements for our students next term
  • New national restrictions and impact on the University
  • Help us improve students’ digital learning experience
  • Event | Planning for students starting in January?
  • Updated data: Coronavirus cases among staff and students
  • In case you missed it last week…
  • Useful information and links…
  • Keeping up to date…

New this week…

Arrangements for our students next term

Read a copy of the email that was sent to all colleagues today (Friday 6 November) outlining the teaching arrangements for next term, both for current students and those joining us in January.

New national restrictions and impact on the University 

Latest guidance on what the restrictions mean for Leeds was emailed to all staff on Wednesday 4 November. The guidance covers the impact on research and student education, campus facilities and services, student support, working arrangements, travel and the requirement for face coverings to be worn in all higher education learning environments. We are still reviewing and interpreting additional Government guidance and will provide further clarification as soon as possible.

Help us improve students’ digital learning experience

We’re running a survey for teaching staff to gather your feedback on delivering teaching in a hybrid environment. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes and will give us valuable insights ­– which this year is going to be more important than ever.

Please also share the student survey with your students to make sure they are aware of it. Any student who takes part using their University email address will be entered into a draw to win an iPad Pro.

Event | Planning for students starting in January?

If you’re supporting welcome and induction activity for students starting in January, join our session on Monday 9 November at 2.30pm to hear about our plans and tell us what additional support you need so that we can help make the process as smooth as possible for students. To book, please email K.Bennett@leeds.ac.uk

Updated data | Coronavirus cases among staff and students

The health and safety of our students and staff is our absolute priority. To support this and to ensure transparency, we are publishing a weekly update on the numbers of positive covid-19 test results along with a graph that shows the number of active cases during the past two weeks.


In case you missed it last week… 

Updated guidance for staff coming onto campus

If you’re coming onto campus, read our updated guidance on what you can do to help keep everyone safe. This guidance is also available as a PDF to download from the bottom of the Guidance for staff, keeping safe on campus webpage.

Workplace support for your mental wellbeing

If you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting your work, you can access nine months of free, confidential and one-to-one workplace mental health support from Remploy. This service complements the support already available from our Staff Counselling and Occupational Health teams.


Useful information and links…

If you receive a positive covid-19 test result, please self-isolate, advise your line manager as soon as possible and report your result to the University.

Read our full guidance on how to report and what to do if you experience covid-19 symptoms, test positive or need to self-isolate. Absence not related to coronavirus should continue to be reported in the normal way.

Key advice and info:

Teaching and research


Keeping up to date…

Keep checking our coronavirus website for the latest information and advice as we get it. We’ll also alert you to key changes each week via eNews extra.

No need to trawl your inbox!  

You can find our previous staff email communications and student and postgraduate email communications on the coronavirus website.