An update from your Officers on the national lockdown


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From today, Thursday 5 November, we are entering the national lockdown until Wednesday 2 December. We understand this is a difficult time and want to say thank you for showing incredible resilience, strength and ingenuity in this unprecedented time. As always, your Officer team and SU, are continuing to support and represent you.

Your wellbeing is our priority, our Advice team are still offering a free impartial service. SU Advice is a confidential service completely independent from the University. If you need help with academic matters, money, or housing, simply email suadvice@nottingham.ac.uk and a member of the advice team will get back to you as soon as they can.

Support, resources, and advice on looking after your mental health during COVID-19 can be accessed on our advice pages and your Officer Team and SU are constantly working on ways in which they can improve the support for your wellbeing during this time.

Here are changes that we’ve made due to the new lockdown restrictions.

Portland Building – University Park Campus

The Portland Building at University Park remains open. If you have any general enquiries our SU Reception in the Welcome Zone will continue to be open Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm. If you are not on campus you can always contact us on StudentsUnion@nottingham.ac.uk

Portland Coffee Co is open for food and drinks to take-away, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 6.00pm and 10am – 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. We’ve extended the food menu to include some new items and some old favourites.

Mooch will now be closed during the lockdown but we’ll open as soon as restrictions are lifted.

SPAR Portland is open on the following days and times:

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 10.30am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday 10.30am – 5.30pm

Portland Printing Co can take your orders via the website from Monday 9 November, telephone (0115 846 8777) and email portlandprintingco@nottingham.ac.uk

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm

The counter service in Portland will be closed during lockdown. To collect your orders please visit the SU Reception, in the Welcome Zone in the Portland Building (Monday to Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm)

Portland Clothing Co is closed during the lockdown but keep an eye on our social pages for some exciting updates.

Portland Zero Is open on the following days and times:

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

Jubilee Campus

SPAR at Jubilee campus is also remaining open and has the following opening times:

  • Monday to Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday 11.30am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday 11.30am – 5.30pm

Student Group activity

All in-person student group activity in all locations will cease as of today (Thursday 5 November). 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 update about your activity.

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

Our sport centres on all campuses will unfortunately close. Providing that national restrictions are lifted, and Nottinghamshire's local restrictions allow, they will re-open on Thursday 3 December 2020.

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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