An update from your Officers on the new lockdown restrictions image

As of Tuesday 5 January, the UK entered onto a national lockdown. Again, we are all faced with a challenging time ahead, and understand the difficulties you are dealing with. We are here for you and continue to stand with you and voice your concerns, see our latest statement here.

By now you will have received communications from your school regarding the start of semester 2 specific to your subject, in response to the pandemic and the growing infection rates. Continue to liaise with your school for more details on accessing learning and when to return.

Our Advice team are available and offer a free impartial service, and they provide confidential support independent from the University. If you need help with academic matters, money, or housing, email and a member of the advice team will get back to you as soon as they can.

If you need financial support at this difficult time, there is help available from the University. Support, resources, and advice on looking after your mental health during COVID-19 can be accessed on our advice pages.

And remember, it is more important than ever to check in on those around you, so have a look at our Reach Out, Check In campaign here for advice and resources.

Here are changes to our services due to the new restrictions.

Portland Building – University Park Campus

The Portland Building at University Park remains open.

If you have any general enquiries please get in touch using The SU Reception in the Welcome Zone is currently closed and we’ll update you when we will be back open again.

Portland Coffee Co is open for food and drinks to take-away, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm, and for reduced hours over the weekend. Please be aware that to protect staff, and as a result of limited return of students we are operating a reduced service at this time.

Mooch will remain closed as a result of lockdown restrictions and we’ll re-open when permitted by Government.

SPAR Portland will re-open on Monday 11 January between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Please be aware that to protect staff, and due to the phased return of students we are operating a reduced service at this time.

Portland Printing Co can take your orders via the website, telephone (0115 846 8777) and email. The counter service in Portland Printing Co will be closed until further notice due to lockdown restrictions. Collection of orders can be arranged with the Print Shop team in line with social distancing arrangements.

Portland Clothing Co has a new online shop for you to use. The Portland building shop will remain closed whilst lockdown restrictions are in place.

Portland Zero will remain closed until restrictions are lifted.

Jubilee Campus

SPAR at Jubilee campus will remain closed until further notice.

Student Group activity

Due to the national lockdown we are advising that you should hold online only activities until lockdown restrictions have been lifted. All in-person student group activity in all locations will not be permitted. This includes no indoor or outdoor group activity in any University or public places e.g. parks, and no external venues may be used for student group activity.

For committee members of student groups, please check your new student group email account via the SU website, where you’ll find an important update about your activity by the end of this week.

Our student groups continue to provide brilliant online social and networking activities. You can still join groups and clubs, find out more here.

Further updates

Our sport centres on all campuses are now closed due to the lockdown restrictions. More information and updates available here.

The libraries will remain open and available for bookings of 3-4 hour slots per day more information available here.

For more information on guidance please visit the University’s guidance and support here.

Remember, Look after yourself; Look after your community

UoNSU Officer Team

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