An update from your Officers as we move out of lockdown


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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be moving back into Tier 3 from today and this means more there will be more changes ahead of the winter break.

We understand that this continues to be a difficult time and want to say thank you again for persevering through the lockdown. As always, your Officer team and SU, are here to support and represent you.

For students heading home for the winter break the advised travel window is Thursday 3 December – Wednesday 9 December. Please book a test from the University prior to travelling, it’s so important that we do all we can to protect ourselves and others. For anyone unable to travel at this time, testing from the university will still be available until the end of term.

Our Amazing SU Advice Team are still offering a free, confidential and impartial service. So, if you need help with your course, money or housing please email them on suadvice@nottingham.ac.uk. You can also find support, advice and handy tips about how to look after your welfare and wellbeing during this time here.

Below are the changes we’re making on campus due to the new restrictions:

Portland Building – University Park Campus

The Portland Building at University Park Campus remains open.

SU Reception, Welcome Zone

If you have any general enquiries our SU Reception in the Welcome Zone will be open Monday to Thursday 10am – 2pm (closed Wednesday) until Thursday 10 December, and we’ll answer enquiries via studentsunion@nottingham.ac.uk until Wednesday 16 December.

Reception will re-open on Monday 11 January, Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm.

Portland Coffee Co.

We’ve extended the food menu to include some new items and we’re open for takeaway food and drinks from 9.30am – 6pm on weekdays and 10am – 5.30pm on weekends until 3pm on Friday 18 December.

Mooch will now be closed as a result of Tier 3 restrictions and will re-open in January if Nottingham is moved to Tier 2.

SPAR Portland

 is open on the following days and times:

  • 9am – 6pm on weekdays
  • 10.30am – 5.30pm on weekends

SPAR will close at 6pm on Friday 11 December and re-open at 9am on Monday 11 January.

Portland Printing Co. can take your orders via the website, over the phone on 0115 846 8777 and by email for collection in store.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm until Friday 18 December.

The counter service in Portland Printing Co will be closed until January. To collect your orders in January please visit Portland Coffee Co on B Floor in the Portland Building.

Portland Clothing Co. remains closed, but look out for our new online shop which is launching tomorrow – just in time for Christmas shopping!

Portland Zero is open on the following days and times:

  • 11:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Thursday
  • 11:30am – 2:30pm on Friday

Closing Friday 11 December and re-open on Monday 11 January

Jubilee Campus

SPAR in the Exchange Building on Jubilee campus is open:

  • 10.30am – 4.30pm on weekdays
  • 11.30am – 5.30pm on weekends

Closing at 6pm on Friday 11 December and re-opening on Monday 11 January

Student Group activity

From today all indoor in-person student group activity will not be permitted, and outdoor in-person activity will be limited to 6 people under Tier 3 guidance, unless sporting exemptions apply.

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.

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

University updates

Our sport centres on all campuses will re-open on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

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

For further guidance and information about things relating to university life please visit the University’s COVID-19 page here.

Remember, look after yourself; look after your community

UoNSU Officer Team

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