Update on Covid 19 positive cases at Bangor University
Thursday, 10 June 2021
In the months before students returned to campus in September the University put in place extensive measures to protect both staff and students. Teaching was redesigned to provide online learning and in person face to face where it was safe to do so. The campus itself underwent extensive adaptations to enable students to study in a Covid secure environment.
In line with Government advice, from 8th February all lectures will be online with some other learning activities (e.g. seminars, laboratory practicals) continuing on-campus for some students, depending on the nature of their course. Students are not required to be on-campus unless students have a mandatory on-campus session with no online alternative available.
Students can access their individual timetables for further information.
The University is planning to gradually open up further socially distanced in-person on-campus teaching following the Easter break, from 12th April. This follows Welsh Government guidance regarding teaching and learning beyond Easter, with Universities being able to move toward blended learning for all students.
Although our teaching activity is Covid-secure, the University completely understands that some students are anxious about travelling to Bangor and attending in-person activity.
Students who have returned to their term time address can access the facilities and services that support their learning and on-campus experience, and the University does not want to prevent this.
Students who opt not to return immediately will be able to access on-campus activities online.
The University will review the situation frequently, based on a dynamic assessment of risk and in light of Government advice, and will give students two weeks’ notice of any changes.
Students and staff can access symptomatic and a symptomatic tests on Campus.
Travel for educational purposes is permitted by the Welsh and UK Governments.
As of today, 10 June 2021, there is one case of COVID-19 within University Halls. There are three further cases within our student community beyond the Bangor area.
Colleagues are reminded to follow Government guidance.
Our overriding priority is the safety of the community, our students and our staff.