Coronavirus - our latest information

Coronavirus

Last updated: 13/07/20, 10:40

Due to Coronavirus COVID-19, the University is having to adapt in a number of ways. The wellbeing and learning of our students remains our priority and we are providing our learning in a range of digital ways to ensure that we follow the Government advice on social distancing and staying safe.

While the LSBU campus may be closed, the University is very much still open and our staff are continuing to deliver our priorities, projects and education provision through online and virtual means.

We are really proud of all our staff and current students, who are adapting to these news ways of working and learning. Thank you for your support.

This is an evolving situation and we are continuing to follow Government advice so that we can monitor and respond accordingly.

LSBU staff should continue to check the home page of OurLSBU and visit the Coronavirus hub and your line manager will be in regular contact. Current students should regularly check MyLSBU and your email inbox, where your course leaders will be sending you work and information.

Applicants and offer holders can find lots of helpful information on the dedicated page we have set up.

If you have any concerns about your health the NHS has some comprehensive advice on what to do if you feel unwell and what to do on their website.

Is the Campus closed?

As part of our effort to safeguard our students and staff during the Coronavirus crisis, and following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March, we have closed our Campus buildings with immediate effect.

We want to reassure you all that the University is still functioning. Our staff are working remotely and we have lots of email contact points where you can get help and advice. Please visit our Contact Us page for more information.

Our halls of residence are home for our students, so these are remaining in use for those that live there and our staff are supporting them. Where students have to self-isolate in halls we will support them to ensure they have supplies and are following the NHS advice on self-isolation.

What are the plans for the new academic year and will your campus re-open for semester one?

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority, and for that reason, we have taken the decision to deliver our lectures online in semester one. Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where we think it’s safe to do so, we plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.

What measures are in place to try to protect people on your campus from the virus?

Our Campus is now closed, however we do have some key functions that need to still run.

We have reviewed our cleaning schedule and the products used, to ensure that we have a high level of service and disinfection in our buildings. We are monitoring soap and sanitiser dispensers to ensure these are well stocked for effective hand washing for anyone that is essential on site. We also have hand sanitiser points available at key points across the campus.

Any buildings that are not in use for essential work have been cleaned and closed. When the Government tells us we can re-open and operate our face to face teaching and learning, we will clean those buildings again before we open them.

I am interested in applying for a job at LSBU. Is recruitment still going ahead?

A professional and high calibre workforce is important to us and our vacancies that are advertised are still being recruited to. If you have any queries please refer to the contact details on the role you are interested in applying for.

We will be looking at doing interviews through online tools rather than face-to-face and any new starters will be supported to work with us in a virtual and remote way until we can resume face-to-face contact.

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