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Coronavirus Advice

If you are worried about the potential effects of Coronavirus on your studies, degree or award please contact our dedicated response team at studentvoice@cumbria.ac.uk and we will help you with any concerns.
 

Please ensure you are checking your University email and Blackboard accounts for the most up to date information about your course, assignments, assessments and teaching. Since the 19th March the University has communicated its intention to wherever possible move learning, teaching and assessment to remote delivery to ensure the safety of students and staff. Details on how this effects you should come from Program Leaders through your student email and Blackboard.

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UCSU Coronavirus Advice 

Updated 2nd April 2020  

The situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve as the virus spreads across the globe.  In recent days we have seen the spread of the virus across parts of Europe as well as an increase of positive cases within the UK. With this in mind, we would highlight that as the virus evolves so does the information from Public Health England.    

Students are reminded that the most recent updated advice from Public Health England and the NHS is as follows:   

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

Announcements 

  • You must stay at home apart from essential travel or you may be fined 

  • If you live in the UK and are currently abroad, you are strongly advised to return now 

  • All non-essential shops are to close 

Following the Prime Minister’s briefing on Monday 23rd March the decision has been made by the University to close thier campus operations.  The current priority is the health and well-being of students and staff so please do not travel into campus.  

If you are living in accommodation on campus, it is essential that you stay indoors, as per the Government advice. If for any reason you need some assistance or support as a matter of urgency, please contact:  

  • During office hours: Vanessa.pattinson@cumbria.ac.uk.  

  • Overnight: Campus security teams, contact details provided in your kitchens and halls handbooks.  

Contact Us 

Our focus continues to be both our student and staff health and well-being; and supporting students. Please find answers to some common questions HERE 

If you are worried about the potential effects of Coronavirus on your studies, degree, award or have any other concerns please contact our dedicated response team at studentvoice@cumbria.ac.uk and we will help you.  

If you are in the process of seeking advice on a University process (such as appealling a mark, plagarism or malpractice, raising a formal complaint) please book a telephone appointment with the UCSU Support Service through the Support tab at the top of the Students' Union website.