What hygiene measures are there in buildings and around campus?
We frequently clean classrooms and all areas of the campus, including toilets. We provide hand hygiene opportunities across campus and cleaning stations are positioned so you can wipe down shared spaces and equipment as you need to before and after use (e.g. in computer labs). We recommend you should also carry your own hand sanitiser.
Why do some venues ask me to leave my contact details?
The government is still encouraging the use of QR codes and we recommended that you use them to check in to buildings on campus.
What happens if a student doesn’t adhere to the University guidance?
Our health and safety measures are in place not just to protect you but all members of our community, including those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. It is essential that students and members of staff can safely study and work alongside one another.
We will take breaches of these arrangements seriously and major or repeated breaches, following investigation, may lead to disciplinary action being taken under our Student Disciplinary Procedures. Repeated or very serious breaches may result in the matter being escalated to Serious Misconduct under section 7 of these procedures.
What if I am worried about the impact of other students’ or staff behaviour on my health?
If you do not feel the arrangements in place are suitable to protect your health, you should speak to a relevant member of staff (for example, your Module Convenor if it concerns behaviour in a teaching session, or the Halls Hotline if it is something related to Halls of Residence).
If you have previously been advised to shield, as you are extremely clinically vulnerable, and you are worried about current arrangements, you should speak to our Disability Advisory Service, who will be able to explore with you further support that might be available.
For flat style accommodation, your flat is a household.
For corridor style accommodation, there is a label on your door to tell you which household you belong to. Labels also indicate which kitchens and bathrooms are assigned for use by your household - you must only use the facilities that have been assigned using the same label as your room door.