All students and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have not already done so, and to get a booster jab as soon as they are eligible to do so. The more students and staff are fully vaccinated, the safer our whole community will be and the less disruption there will be to College and University activities. Further information about getting vaccinated can be found on the NHS website. Anybody registered with a GP in England can access a booster dose, even if they were previously vaccinated abroad.
Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests (free) are available from the Lodge for those who are symptomatic. The University is no longer asking staff and students to test twice a week while working and studying on site.
College Face coverings policy
Face coverings must be worn by staff and students (unless exempt) on entry to Hannington Hall and whilst queuing for the servery and finding a seat. Face coverings should also be worn while exiting the Hall.
Face coverings should also be worn in the Chapel when more than 60 people are present.
Disposable face coverings are available from the Porters’ Lodge.
Staff and students (unless exempt) are asked to carry a face covering at all times so that they can wear it not only whenever they themselves choose to do so but also at any time if requested by others (either staff or students) with whom they are sharing enclosed spaces.
Teaching and Learning
The College’s default position continues to be that teaching will take place in-person but individual tutors will make their own choices, based on prevailing circumstances at the time of the teaching activity, about the mode of teaching that they employ. Tutors will aim to be clear with students at the start of term about their plans for teaching in-person or online while acknowledging that these plans may need to change as term progresses.
The College Library is open to all students to access the collections and to use as a location for quiet study. Students are strongly recommended (unless exempt) to wear a face covering while in the Library.
More information about the Library is available on the main Library webpage.
In addition to the seats in the Library which are available 24/7, quiet study space is available in the Latner and Warriner Rooms every evening from the start of week 0.
Eating arrangements: Dining Hall
College dining is available throughout the term. Take-away is available at all mealtimes.
Key points to note:
- Hand sanitiser stations remain in place and should be used prior to entering the Hall.
- You must wear a face covering on the stairs and on the way through the servery. Only remove your face covering when you are seated in the Hall with your food.
- For those who have not pre-paid, payment is cashless at the till using Upay.
Formal Halls will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Full term.
The JCR, MCR and the Bar
The JCR and MCR will both continue be open 24 hours a day.
The College Bar is open in accordance with the Student Regulations.
Visitors to the College
Visitors and guests are allowed into College. The Dean, the Domestic Bursar and the Dean for Welfare will keep this under review, particularly in relation to College events. Students should ensure they are familiar with the requirements about guests set out in the Student Regulations.
It is important to keep your personal details up-to-date on Student Self-Service. Please check that your term-time address, mobile phone number and emergency contact details are correct in Student Self-Service.
Health, Well-being and Welfare
The College’s Health, Well-being and Welfare team is available to support students.