University Campus 20.03.20

Coronavirus information for staff and students

Last reviewed 12.30pm 01/04/20 and last updated 3.00pm 27/03/20.

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:

On Friday 27 March the UK Government's Universities Minister released this statement to students in UK universities.

Please note that we are keeping our FAQs for all types of students up to date in the relevant sections of our COVID-19 advice in response to ongoing advice from the UK Government.

Our business continuity team 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.
FAQs for prospective students / offer holders can be found here.
Advice for prospective international students / international offer holders can be found here.
Advice for University of Salford staff can be found here.

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