2020 Welcome Guide
Staying safe on campus
We are putting your health and your learning first. We are making changes to how our campus works so you get the most out of your university experience.
We are doing everything we can to make sure our campus is safe. Things are going to look a little different, but nothing changes the way we support you.
The changes we make will allow you to use the library and study spaces, eat and drink on campus and most importantly, socialise and make friends. We will make sure you experience as much teaching on campus as you can and this will be combined with online learning.
How we are making our campus safe
Social distancing in classes
Our classrooms have been rearranged to make social distancing easier. We will also be reducing the number of people on campus each day. Large lectures will be delivered online alongside small sessions delivered on campus. We call this blended learning and you can find out more about it on the next page.
Everyone on campus will need to wear a face covering on campus after 7 September. This will help us protect each other and maintain a safe learning environment.
To find detailed information and guidance about face coverings, visit our Face Coverings page.
Hand washing stations
We have added extra handwashing facilities across campus. You will also be able to sanitise your hands using alcohol gel as you enter and leave each building.
One way systems
Where we can, we will be introducing 1 way systems in all of our buildings. Other changes to campus include:
- Perspex screens on reception desks and pay points
- Floor markings to help you stay 2 metres apart
- Automatic doors to avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces
- New cycle storage so you can avoid public transport where possible.
Updated support services
Making you feel safe isn't just about protecting you from coronavirus, it's about protecting your mental health too. All our wellbeing support services will be available on and off campus and you can access advanced support from Care First and our wellbeing app too. We are be:
- Offering a new contactless click and collect service from our library
- Increasing the ways we communicate with you, so we can keep you up to date on changes.
Find out more about the support we can give you on our Student Services page.
You can find out more about what to expect when you join our campus in September, you can visit our pages for returning students.