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Latest Coronavirus Updates

Latest Update: 

From 5 pm on Friday 20th March, UNIC moved all of its teaching and support services online for current students.

Last Updated: 31/03/2020 – All information accurate at time of writing 

Latest Government Advice

Continues to be available here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Advice and guidance from the University of Northampton

https://mynorthamptonac.sharepoint.com/sites/student/student-newsletters

https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/situation-updates/

Message from the Minister of State for Universities

Michelle Donelan MP has asked for her latest advice to be shared with students, this has been emailed to all our current students but can also be found here https://mynorthamptonac.sharepoint.com/sites/student/student-newsletters

Assessment

We recognise that moving all of our teaching online for current students may prove challenging, whilst we would encourage you to continue to meet the deadlines you have been set for any assessment where you can we understand this may prove difficult in some circumstances.

Please ensure you complete the mitigating circumstances form and return to UNIC.StudentServices@unic.northampton.ac.uk should you be unable to meet an assessment deadline. The college will then be able to work with your academic teaching staff to identify if an extension is possible and identify a new date for submission.

Student Support

We are working very closely with our current student representatives to ensure we are able to listen to our students feedback and respond where we can, there will be more information to come this week on social activities available online for students to participate in alongside further support we are putting in place to help all our existing students through this period.

Below are links to University of Northampton key academic/Library support;

online tutorials and an online drop-in service. 

All online content on NELSON and the A-Z List of Databases will continue to be accessible. 

SkillsHub 

Library our website 

librarians@northampton.ac.uk  or learningdevelopment@northampton.ac.uk.

If you are looking for the latest information on Library services and resources, please visit the Library website.

You can also use Ask Us to locate all our FAQs. Can’t find your question? Submit your question via Ask Us and we can add it the FAQs.

Key library contact:  Please visit our Contacts page for a list of team and key contacts details

Student Accommodation

For any student living in University accommodation you will have received an email last week from the University explaining that they will not charge you for your final term if you choose to vacate your room before the 18th April 2020. The government advice is that for any student still at University in England should now stay where they are. We understand that many of you may still wish to vacate your room and therefore the original offer remains. However, if you choose to remain your contract and payments will continue as before and staff will be onsite to look after you and ensure you are safe. Please direct any queries to UNIC.StudentServices@unic.northampton.ac.uk or accommodation@northampton.ac.uk

Travel

We strongly urge you to check the most up to date government advice on travel here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus before booking any travel of any description.

Should you follow this advice and make the decision to return to your home country you will need to inform UNIC.StudentServices@unic.northampton giving details of your flight and evidence of your return e.g. boarding pass.

Latest Government Information

On Monday 23rd March 2020, the UK Prime Minister has announced strict new measures to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.

From the evening of Monday 23rd, March 2020 people must stay at home except:

  • to shop for essentials such as food
  • allowed outside for 1 x exercise session per day
  • any medical need
  • travelling to and from essential work

All shops selling non-essential goods such as clothing and electrical items will be shut and gatherings of more than two people who do not live in the same household are prohibited.

We are all required to follow these rules and remain at home/ in your student accommodation. If you do not follow these rules the police will have the powers to act which could include fines and the separation of groups of people.

The UK Government has confirmed they will review these measures in 3 weeks’ time and will provide further updates.

If you are unclear, please contact UNIC at UNIC.StudentServices@unic.northampton.ac.uk.

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