University Public Statement
The University continues to apply Government guidance in full, and adapt our approach in response to the rapidly changing situation. It remains our top priority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff during this pandemic, and to ensure our community is kept aware of the developing situation. We are providing regular email updates to staff and students which are also available to them via the Staffnet and MyGlos portals.
The University Estates Department is continuing to work hard to prepare our campuses for reopening as planned for the start of the new academic year in September, making all the required adjustments. That includes extra cleaning regimes to ensure our office and teaching spaces, and student halls of residence meet Government guidelines.
If the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve in line with the Government’s
Strategy for recovery and lifting the lockdown, the University intends to start the next academic year on Monday 21st
September as planned. As it is expected
that social distancing requirements will continue to apply for the foreseeable
future, we expect that some of the first semester will require
a combination of online teaching and on-campus activity.
The University intends to be able to offer small group face-to-face teaching and tutorials, as well as managed access to our specialist labs and facilities for students in small groups. We will move to increased face-to-face teaching on-campus as soon as restrictions allow. Our priority is to keep our students, our staff and our community safe. So we will only do that in line with Government guidance.