In this update, we’ll let you know what the latest guidance means for you. Read on for information about:
Since the start of the summer term, many students have already returned to term-time accommodation for blended learning. Those of you on practical courses have already been able to return to face-to-face teaching. The Government is permitting all remaining students – in Warwick’s case, Arts and Social Science students, to return from 17 May. We’re very pleased to be able to welcome you all back.
We know that face-to-face engagement opportunities, networking and on-campus services can help you to study effectively and are important to your wellbeing. Although most formal teaching activities are finished at this point in the academic year, your department may still be able to provide opportunities for face-to-face engagement to help with your assignments and preparations for online assessments. Your department will be in touch to let you know about the opportunities available to you.
The Warwick Presents programme will offer a range of in-person social and co-curricular activities. You can also find out about other events on the MyWarwick calendar including the My Summer Opportunity programme with events that will provide resources and support to explore what career path might be right for you, and opportunities to connect with potential employers.
The Library, study spaces, dwell spaces will all be open. Cafés will re-open fully and Warwick Sport will open facilities in line with the next stage of the roadmap. The Students’ Union will also bring back events and indoor provision.
All activities will need to be in line with Government restrictions – meaning groups of up to 30 can meet outside, and six people or two households will be able to meet indoors.
The safety and wellbeing of our community is our utmost priority and we will continue to use a range of safety measures on campus in line with Government requirements, including Test and Trace and asymptomatic testing. You should also continue to social distance, wear a face-covering unless you’re exempt and wash your hands regularly.
All students living on campus or visiting regularly will continue to be required to take twice-weekly tests. On returning to University from your home address, you’re also required to take three supervised tests (available at the Slate on campus) within the first few days of your arrival. Book your asymptomatic tests.
We will also be operating ‘LFD Collect’ for you to order and collect home testing kits from campus once you’ve had three supervised tests. Further information on this will be available next week (w/c 17 May).
As always, if you need support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Wellbeing Support Services whether you’re on campus or away.
We’ll continue to update the FAQs page with the latest guidance.