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Covid-19 Updates and Resources

The Covid-19 situation is constantly evolving. The College is monitoring and responding to developments as they occur with the aim of providing the best possible support to all its members.

Page last updated 11 May 2020

This page is updated on a regular basis, so please do check it often.

The University has created a special Covid-19 microsite, which is regularly updated with important information, and this should be your first source of information on personal safety, travel, confirmed cases, and planning. Information from the University for current students is located here.

The NHS website is another important source of information and advice on personal safety. Our policies and procedures follow the advice provided on these websites. 

Information and advice specific to St Peter's students can be found below.

College staff are working extremely hard to respond to current circumstances. If, having consulted the University and NHS websites, as well as the information provided below, you think you need further information then please contact the following people in relation to the following issues:

Academic Matters

Catherine Whalley, College Registrar (catherine.whalley@spc.ox.ac.uk), or your subject tutors. 

Accommodation

Marcela Mitrova, Accommodation Manager (marcela.mitrova@spc.ox.ac.uk)

Finance

Mrs Katie Pullen-Rowland, Student Finance Officer (katie.pullen-rowland@spc.ox.ac.uk)

IT

For any IT problems, please contact the JICTS helpdesk (it-help@spc.ox.ac.uk)

Admissions

Martin Brown, Deputy Registrar on admissions@spc.ox.ac.uk    

Welfare

Dean for Welfare, Eleanor Tingle (eleanor.tingle@spc.ox.ac.uk)

Health

Students still in residence should contact the Jericho Health Practice. For students still in residence who need to self-isolate, please see the 'Self-Isolation' drop-down section below.

Catering

Students still in residence should send any questions about catering to catering@spc.ox.ac.uk

The College is regularly sending notices to its students via email, copies of which can be found in the section "College Office documents for all students" on the college intranet (SSO login required).

All Faculty, Department and College teaching and learning during Trinity term 2020 is taking place remotely. For undergraduates, tutors in College are delivering tutorials and classes online (e.g. via MS Teams or equivalent). If you are having difficulty accessing your tutorial provision, please make contact with your organising tutors as soon as possible.  

All undergraduate and postgraduate taught students will have received information directly from their Faculty or Department about assessment arrangements for Trinity term 2020. Students with queries about assessment arrangements are advised to contact their subject tutors or Catherine Whalley (catherine.whalley@spc.ox.ac.uk). 

You can access information from the University about open-book examinations here. The College Office is running examination preparation sessions for Finalists in week 3; information about how to sign up has been sent by email.

For further details, including information on rent and belongings left in rooms, please see the Bursar's letter of 1 April 2020 on the college intranet (SSO login required).

If a student still in residence, having consulted NHS 111 or medical authorities, or in accordance with national guidelines, is advised to self-isolate they should immediately inform the Porters (by telephone on 01865 278900, not in person), who will put the necessary arrangements in place. Please also contact the Dean for Welfare (eleanor.tingle@spc.ox.ac.uk) and the College Registrar (catherine.whalley@spc.ox.ac.uk).

Students remaining in Oxford in private accommodation who develop symptoms must make their own arrangements regarding self-isolation.

Students who have left Oxford do not need to inform the college if they are self-isolating at home.

We have created a list of welfare resources and guidance with input from welfare staff across the colleges and the wider University. Please remember that your college Welfare Team are still available to provide support and guidance during this time, even if you are not currently residing in Oxford.

Both the JCR and MCR are working hard to ensure support and community continues. Please check their Facebook pages for further information. Look out for:

  • Peer Supporters providing ongoing virtual support.
  • JCR Virtual Tea and Chat events.

During Trinity term, the College Library (like other Oxford libraries) will be doing its best to support college members following the University’s move to on-line learning. Our principal message therefore, as always, is to get in touch and ask for help if there is anything with which you think we can help.

The number of Library staff has been temporarily reduced this term, so any requests for help should be directed to the Librarian personally (david.johnson@spc.ox.ac.uk) rather than to other members of staff. Requests for purchases can also be made using the on-line request form.

St Peter’s has joined CLeF (the College Libraries e-books Fund), which will permit the College to purchase e-books and make them available to users (in the same way as other electronic resources) via SOLO. Where an electronic version of a particular text is available to the University, this is the quickest and most efficient method of proceeding.

We have also created a list of online library resources to help our students and researchers work remotely.

From 23 March 2020, all College Library loans not already overdue have been extended to Wednesday 17 June 2020.

To support teachers and students over the coming months, we have created a list of resources and links that could be used to supplement teaching and learning, which will be regularly updated.