Look after yourself; look after your community

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Look after yourself; look after your community 

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused and is continuing to cause, great disruption to communities across the globe. Nottingham is no exception, and we know that, because of this, your University experience will be completely altered by the pandemic.  

But your Students’ Union is here to support you every step of the way during the transition into the ‘new normal’. This includes helping you with any other issues you may come across during your time at University, from problems with housing to welfare concerns. You can rely on us to listen to your concerns and act on them where appropriate.  

In this time of uncertainty, it’s extremely important that we look after ourselves and others, especially as some members of our community are more vulnerable than others. Some people may feel more comfortable in socially distanced environments, while others may still have anxieties about leaving the house. Remember to be respectful of people’s boundaries and adhere to social distancing guidelines.  

It's important to remember that social events will look different and that the rules are changing all the time, but there are new ways we can come together. Physical parties can’t be held right now as they risk your friends’ health and your home’s security. So instead, meet online, try new activities and keep your community safe. The below list details some of the ways that your Students’ Union and the University are here to help you:  

  • Students’ Union Advice provides free, confidential, and impartial information and guidance to all University of Nottingham students on academic, finance and housing issues 

  • Students’ Union Advice is also a hate crime reporting centre. You can also report harassment via the MyNottingham App or via harassment@nottingham.ac.uk 

  • UoNSU is home to Student Networks headed by members of your Full-time and Part-time Officer team. Take a look at the SU’s website to find out more about them and get in touch 

  • Global Buddies is a peer-mentoring scheme for incoming EU and overseas students 

  • Nightline is a non-judgemental, non-advisory, confidential and anonymous listening and information service, provided by students for students 

  • The Chaplaincy provide support for those of any faith and of no faith, and offer pastoral support for students and staff who need someone to listen or talk to 

  • Support and Wellbeing officers are based in Schools and Student Services 

  • Disability Support Services are available to help if you have a disability, mental health difficulties, long-term medical condition, or specific learning differences 

  • The University Counselling Service is available for students who feel as though they may need support 

The University is a separate entity to the Students’ Union and has specific guidance referencing conduct when moving into off-campus accommodation, alongside the Covid-19 Community Pledge. Take a look to find out more.

You should also note that the University is bound by its Code of Conduct and Discipline, so please read through it.

As always, please feel free to reach out to your Full-time Officer Committee with any issues that you may have.

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