Timetables have now been released for teaching block two and we can confirm teaching will commence as planned. As stated last term, there will be more face-to-face in person teaching and more opportunities to engage with other students in academic environments.

All students are expected to return to campus in January to engage with in-person teaching provision and research, however a small exception has been made for our international students, where their programmes allow, who are unable to travel to Swansea. International students who are not able to travel to Swansea are advised to get here as soon as they possibly can and no later than the 6th April. 

Welsh Government believe education is a priority and expects education settings to be operating and providing access to in-person education with appropriate risk assessments and mitigations in place. We have therefore increased face-to-face teaching whilst ensuring health and safety guidelines are in place to protect our students and staff.

These measures include:

  • Mandatory face coverings– All students and staff should wear face coverings while indoors in learning and teaching environments, unless exempt. Please see our fullguidance document on face coveringsfor more information.

If a student or member of staff has a medical condition or disability and is exempt from wearing a face covering or mask, they can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard, carry an exemption card or download a digital exemption onto a mobile phone

  • No student is to be disadvantaged due to isolation requirements. Mechanisms are in place for students to access learning remotely or for alternative arrangements to be made.

For students who are clinically vulnerable, please contact myunisupport@swansea.ac.uk to speak to a team member who will be able to support you with any concerns.

  • Additional measures for ventilation were put in last term in line with Welsh Government guidance. Welsh Government have provided the University with 217 CO2 monitors that will identify when air flow and ventilation is insufficient, and if remedial action is needed to be taken.  It is NOT a measure of COVID transmission.

Areas have been prioritised and locations will be made available.

  • Students and staff are strongly encouraged to take lateral flow tests before coming onto campus. There are currently ample testing kits available on campus for students to collect for free.
  • The University strongly advises students and staff to get vaccinated as the best protection against COVID-19. This is based on expert scientific advice and the guidance issued by both Public Health Wales and the Welsh and UK Governments.

Our Libraries are currently open with health and safety measures in place and are continuously being assessed so we can offer students the best service possible within Welsh Government guidelines. Other than the Library buildings, there are a number of spaces at the Bay and Singleton Park Campus you can use for informal study purposes.

In line with University regulations, you must notify MyUniSupport@swansea.ac.uk if you test positive for Covid-19. If you have any concerns you can also contact the MyUniSupport team for more information. 

Thursday January 20th, 2022

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