University Campus 20.03.20

Coronavirus information for staff and students

Last reviewed 7.45am 26/03/20 and last updated 12.15pm 23/03/20.

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 16 March the University of Salford has taken the decision to extend the suspension of face-to-face teaching to all students.* Teaching will be suspended from the end of the day on Tuesday 17th March 2020. *Postgraduate Research Students will continue with studies and we are working with students on an individual basis to determine the most appropriate actions based on their current status.

All students were sent an email communication via their University of Salford email address on Friday 20 March explaining arrangements for continuation and completion of learning and assessment as appropriate.

If students have any queries following receipt of this email, please contact the relevant School and they will respond as soon as possible:

The Applicant Visit Days planned for Wednesday 18 March and Wednesday 25 March have now been cancelled. An email has been sent to all those due to attend with more information, so please check your inbox for a message. If you do have any questions, you can contact the Applicant Visit Day team on and they'll be happy to help. 

These measures will give us time and space to plan for what may be necessary in the forthcoming weeks, and will ensure that we can answer all the questions that our University community may have about this fast-changing situation.

Our business continuity team meet daily and are being guided by advice from the UK Government and Public Health England to ensure that we are making the right decisions to ensure the welfare of our University community.

We are supporting students and colleagues at this challenging time through our campus advice and HR services and are providing regular updates via our communications channels. 

Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall said: "I want to reassure both students and colleagues that we are using all our available resources to respond to the challenges presented by this unprecedented situation. 

"I am grateful to all of our colleagues and students who are working tirelessly to help the broader NHS response. They are working with Health and Social Care providers and all the other universities in Greater Manchester to find ways in which they can directly contribute to the work of the NHS in dealing with this virus.

"I appreciate that students and colleagues will be concerned about how we will address the suspension of face to face teaching, the assessment processes, graduation and other activities. We are providing responses to all of these questions as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience and understanding."

Advice for University of Salford students can be found here.
Advice for University of Salford staff can be found here.

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