The Students’ Union has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with Covid-19.
We wanted to make sure all students have seen the latest advice from the University on the suspension of teaching this week, with teaching and learning moving online from Monday 23 March.
The rest of campus currently remains open, and support is still accessible at the Student Life Centre as normal. The Student Support Unit is delivering services via emails and phone calls.
At the Students’ Union we are adjusting some of our plans, taking on board guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and Health and Safety, whilst continuing to meet the needs of our campus community.
With this in mind, we have the following updates regarding events and sports fixtures:
Over the weekend we had news that a student, who is also a member of the Students’ Union student staff team, has possibly contracted C-19. While this is not yet confirmed, we are taking precautionary measures, as we will always put our community’s wellbeing first.
A number of our staff are now self-isolating, and our Activities department at Falmer House will be closed this week.
We are working with the University and the Health and Safety team to ensure that PHE guidelines are being adhered to, while also ensuring that the campus community continues to function. We feel it is important that students living on campus have access to as many services and facilities as can be safely maintained.
If you have questions or concerns specifically for the Students' Union relating to the situation with coronavirus and how it is affecting you as a Sussex student, please use this form to contact us. Officers can then take your concerns to University management.
Please continue to follow advice from the NHS, which is very clear about staying indoors if you have a fever or new, continuous cough. You can find all the information here on the Student Hub.
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Friday, 29 May: Students still on campus and addressing their needs; students experiencing difficulties accessing software for assessments and dissertations.
Thu 28 May 2020
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Tue 26 May 2020
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Fri 22 May 2020
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Thu 21 May 2020
Thursday, 21 May: Better communication with PGR students, supporting international students in their job searches, investigating a new health app for students.
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