University Public Statement
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 continues to apply Government guidance in full, and has been adapting our approach in response to the rapidly changing situation.
Teaching, support for learning and assessments will continue online for the remainder of the summer
term, and course leaders and module tutors are providing support for their students by telephone, email and online chat. Access to wellbeing support, counselling and mental health advice is being offered to students remotely via telephone or video chat.
In the light of the Government's Covid 19 Recovery Strategy, published on 11th May, The University Estates Department is working hard to prepare our campuses for reopening over the coming weeks and months, 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.
One priority over the next few weeks is to work out how we can best re-open some of our buildings for those students who need to get access to specialist facilities over the next couple of months, particularly where their academic year continues over the summer.
If the Coronavirus situation evolves 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 hopes to be able to offer a combination of small group teaching and tutorials, as well as managed access to our specialist labs and facilities for students in small groups. We will move to full 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.
All University events are cancelled at least until the end of June. Further decisions will be taken in due course regarding any scheduled events beyond that date, depending on how the current situation evolves.