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Planning for Christmas

Claire Morgan

Read a message from Claire Morgan, the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students sent today (11 November) regarding the University’s plans for the Christmas period.

Dear Student

I hope this email finds you well. However, if you are facing any challenges relating to your studies or your health and wellbeing, please do make use of the support available.

Following today’s update from the Welsh Government regarding the Christmas break, I’m writing to you with initial details as to how we are preparing for this period. Our aim is to ensure that, if you choose to, you can return home safely, understanding your coronavirus (COVID-19) risks and how to minimise them.

We are working to confirm:

  • How our asymptomatic screening service can be used by students who want to take a  coronavirus (COVID-19) test before travelling home
     
  • Which courses or years of study can continue online if students wish to leave before the end of term
     
  • The support measures we will have in place over the Christmas and New Year break for students that remain in Cardiff.

Our campus remains coronavirus (COVID-19) secure. Libraries will remain open and we already know that there are likely to be several programmes that will continue to deliver in-person teaching activities for the last few weeks of term (likely examples include some clinical and laboratory provision, and for those Postgraduate taught programmes which commenced in November).

We are working closely with Schools to confirm which option(s) will be available to you, depending on your course or level of study, and will be back in touch with another update via Student News shortly.   

In the meantime:

Finally, in case you missed the Q&A session the Vice-Chancellor and I attended with the Students’ Union, you can watch the recording. It was great to hear your feedback, and for us to be able to give you answers to the questions you have. My thanks again to everyone who attended and took part.

Best wishes,

Claire Morgan
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Students