Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
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Coronavirus: Updates and advice

We’re closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 to ensure we're doing all we can to help our current students

Please follow the advice issued by the University which is being updated regularly:

Guidance for students

Safety on campus

House rules

Communication with the GSD Office

To help keep us all safe you are strongly encouraged to email or telephone the GSD Office. Most Inquiries will be dealt with in this way by default, as the GSD Office is now closed to the public. Read more about speaking to the GSD Office.

The Ramphal Building

Please do not come into the Ramphal Building unless you have teaching there.

 Keeping each other safe

f you need help or have questions/concerns, please ask: we’re all here to support each other. The Directors of Student Experience are available every day in the Virtual Common Room at 1-1:30 pm (UK time).

Please see here to read our house rules in full.

Teaching preferences

In order for us to consider our overall provision going forward, we are asking those of you who are currently registered in a class with a blended approach (with both online and in-person teaching) to tell us your preferences on how you would prefer to be taught in your classes over the rest of Term 1. Please fill out the form here.


As these are unprecedented times, we are doing our best to accommodate your needs and support you as well as possible. For this reason, we would like to conduct a survey to get your feedback about how Term 1 has gone so far. Please fill in our survey here.

Current student communications

The GSD Department is regularly communicating with current students via email. To read our most recent communications to students, please see the links below.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

  • From: Directors of Student Experience
  • Subject: GSD Survey
  • Recipients: All GSD students

Thursday 5 November 2020

  • From: Head of School
  • Subject: Teaching preferences for the rest of Term 1
  • Recipients: All GSD students

Monday 26 October 2020

  • From: Reine Walker (GSD Office)
  • Subject: GSD office reception via the VCR on Tuesday 2-4pm and Thursday 10-12pm
  • Recipients: All GSD students

See all current student communications

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How to contact us

We're now working from home but we're still able to respond to your queries and ensure that you receive full academic and pastoral support from us. We understand that this is a difficult time. So, if you have any questions, please do get in touch with:

Virtual common room

Please feel free to visit our virtual common room on Microsoft Teams. It's an informal space that we've created to touch base with you on a daily basis (currently at 1-1:30pm UK time) for you to chat with each other if you wish. You should all have received an invite to join this group. If you haven't, please contact Gioia.