StaffUpdate, 19 March

Colleagues,

We recognise that this is an anxious time for us all given the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 epidemic and we want to assure you that the wellbeing of our staff and student community is the University’s first priority.

Given that we have students who live on Campus, the University will remain open and there is currently ongoing planning so that we optimise service provision and support for students with the minimum number of staff being present on campus. 

The majority of staff are now working flexibly and remotely.  Some staff will be needed on Campus for essential services such as security, residences and within some laboratory areas.  We are currently assessing the minimum number and type of staff required to do this safely, in the context of ensuring the individual wellbeing of our staff members.

An updated Staff Frequently Asked Questions section has now been produced. Please continue to check this for updates as public health and government advice or the University’s situation changes.

Best wishes

Sandra