Please note that in light of the Covid-19 situation, there may be many questions related to the University, its policies, procedures, and action being taken. We ask you to check here first of all where we are maintaining an up-to-date guide on what we know. If you are still not sure or have any questions, please get in touch.

This page provides information for University of Strathclyde students on Coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organisation has categorised as a pandemic. As of Monday 16th March the University has stated that all face to face teaching will now be suspended. Students should not attend scheduled lectures or classes.

We appreciate that you may be concerned about how this will impact your exams and assessments for the remainder of the academic year. Currently the University has not made any final decisions on this but the Incident Response Team are working to put robust plans in place. I am sure you can appreciate that this is an unprecedented situation and any decisions have to be made with due consideration for the wellbeing of students, staff, and the wider community. The Union has senior representation on the University’s Incident Response Team and will work to ensure that any decisions that are made in regard to academic changes are fair and in the best interest of students.

We will continue to update you as information becomes available. Please be assured that The Advice Hub will be available to provide information and advice throughout this time period.

The Scottish Government have said that as of 13 March anyone developing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, however mild should self-isolate for 7 days.

With information being frequently updated, we recommend checking the below websites for detailed guidance and advice: 

Looking after yourself

The main thing you can do is follow basic hygiene steps such as:

  • Washing your hands regularly with soap and running water or alcohol-based gels and handwashes; 

  • Covering your mouth or nose with the inside of your elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing;

  • Disposing of used tissues immediately;

  • Avoid spitting in public;

  • Avoiding close contact if you are experiencing cold and flu-like symptoms;

  • Seeking medical advice if you are worried about any of your symptoms.  

Report and Support

Strathclyde should be a community free from harrassment, discrimination, threat, bullying, or any other behaviour that makes someone feel unsafe. We would strongly encourage anyone aware of any unacceptable behaviours (whether you have experienced them yourself or have witnessed/heard about anything happening to someone else) to the Union and University through the Report & Support online tool. 

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