COVID-19: Your September start at Hull

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Keeping you safe on campus

At Hull, our students come first. Our absolute priorities are your health and wellbeing, your learning, and your wider student experience.

We're working hard to ensure that you'll receive excellent teaching and support, and that your life as a student will be as normal as it can be.

We can now confirm details of how you will learn, live and socialise on our campus from 14 September.

11 things to remember about your September start

  1. Full e-Induction before you arrive
  2. University starts on 14 September
  3. Accommodation opens 12 September
  4. Combination of online and face-to-face learning
  5. Regular one-to-one academic support
  6. Timetable spread over extended hours
  7. Access to the Library and specialist facilities
  8. Social spaces and catering available
  9. Sports centre opens on 14 September
  10. Student support services are here to help
  11. Health and safety measures in-place across campus
Are all students expected to be on campus in September?

We are looking forward to welcoming all new and returning students onto campus in September. It is the expectation that students should be available, in Hull, to be able to start or recommence their studies from the appropriate date when induction and teaching starts.

We do appreciate that this may not be possible for some students, for example, those who are shielding, and we are here to support you in undertaking your studies and enjoying a wider student experience whatever your circumstances.

If you have any concerns, you can reach us on 01482 466100, Monday to Friday, or send us a message on our messenger chat.

Will there be an induction?

You'll have a full e-Induction before you arrive, giving you a little extra time to settle in, make friends, meet the tutors and students on your course, and familiarise yourself with our campus, services and support structures.

What will my timetable be like?

To allow as much on-campus teaching as possible while adhering to the latest physical distancing measures, your timetable will be spread over extended hours.

Your Wednesday afternoons and weekends will be kept free for you to take part in extracurricular activities, including sports, clubs and societies.

We understand that for some students, this extended timetable may present challenges with family or other commitments. If you are concerned about this, you should talk to your Academic Support Tutor.

Will lectures be online or on-campus?

You will receive details of how your specific course will be taught by 6 August. However, in general, teaching over the 2020/21 academic year will be delivered through a blend of online and face-to-face learning, where you will join a supportive and inspirational learning community of leading academics and fellow students.

You will have both timetabled activity with your class, and directed learning in your own time, on a weekly basis through Canvas, our virtual learning environment (VLE).

Find out more about changes to your course.

What facilities will be available?

The Brynmor Jones Library will be open and accessible. It is a superb learning space with collaborative study spaces, open-access PCs, over a million books, and panoramic views of the city from the seventh floor observatory.

You will also have access to your department's specialist learning facilities, such as labs and studios.

What support will be available?

Academic Support Tutors will be your key point of contact, whether studying online or on campus.

Academic Support tutorials will take place on campus where possible. You will also have access to one-to-one weekly support with our academic staff, either in person or online.

Our student support services team is here to help. They'll be offering online appointments in areas including mental health support, general welfare, specific learning difference and disability inclusion, with a range of online tools and resources also available.

We understand that there will be circumstances where face-to-face appointments will be necessary, and these will be available depending on individual need.

How will you ensure the campus is clean?

The health and safety of our University community is our main priority. We will be undertaking regular thorough cleaning and implementing health and safety measures across the campus, this will include hand sanitisers, one-way systems for buildings and clear signage across campus.

As you can imagine much of this detail is being worked through now and we will continue to share with you what this will look like as we further develop our plans collaboratively with our students.

Will there be any changes to my course?

The way we learn and come together may have changed. But one thing will always be the same. Our promise to give you the best teaching and learning, the best experiences and the best opportunities – as best we can, while keeping you safe in these extraordinary times.

Find out more about changes to your specific course.

When can I move in to my accommodation?

For those students choosing to live with us next year, we are pleased to say that our on-campus accommodation will be ready for your arrival from the 12 September.

What health and safety measures are in place?

Living in our on-campus accommodation, you will be part of a safe and welcoming community, with all the latest health measures in place including physical distancing and hand sanitiser in high footfall areas.

Can I still participate in sports, clubs and societies?

Our sports centre will be open from 14 September, and you will be able to take part in some on-campus sport and activities. You will also be able to join a wide range of sports clubs, societies and activities through Hull University Students’ Union.

What social spaces are available on-campus?

Some indoor spaces will be open, including our canteen in Canham Turner, coffee bars, Sanctuary (bar, snacks and pub food), Eats (pizzeria, deli and snack bar) and Spar mini-supermarket in the Student Central building, plus even more outdoor social spaces and eateries.

What is open elsewhere in the city?

There are lots of bars, cafes and restaurants open nearby and in the city centre.

All have increased safety and 1m+ physical distancing measures in line with Government guidance.


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