Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information for students

General questions about the University

To make sure students can access support wherever they are, all of Student Services will be available online to support students. In addition, students on campus will be able to book face-to-face appointments with Disability Advisers, Mental Health Advisers, Counsellors and a range of other Student Support staff. 

Study spaces will remain open for students who do not have access to suitable study spaces in their accommodation. More information can be found on MyBangor.
 

For the safety of everyone, staff, students and our communities, and particularly for the safety of those with health vulnerabilities, face coverings must be worn within all University buildings, unless exempt or as directed by the activity risk assessment.

Face coverings may of course be removed when eating and drinking, whilst within single occupancy offices and vehicles or when teaching.

Please be mindful that some people are exempt from wearing a face covering. We encourage people who are exempt to carry an exemption card or badge instead.

Wearing a face covering helps protect not only ourselves but also helps safeguard others who may be at a greater risk from this virus. The University’s policy on face coverings will be continuously under review and may change during the year.

If you need to self-isolate you will be able to use the online resources to continue your course until you are able to participate in face to face activities again.

Existing students will already be familiar with the Check-in App https://checkin.bangor.ac.uk which the University normally uses to monitor attendance at lectures for the purposes of improving engagement and fulfilling legal obligations. We’ve made some improvements to this App so that we can quickly identify your close contacts if you or a fellow student that you have had close contact with have a Covid-19 positive result.

In order to support the contact tracing processes we will be collecting data through the App, and where asked to do so we will be  sharing data with the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace and Protect system based on the attendance check-ins you give us when you are present at our events and other information requested by the tracing team at the time.

Please note that not only will we be using this in lectures but for the period of the pandemic we’ll also be using it at other times in both academic and non-academic settings. Be ready to enter the PIN code into the above URL whenever you’re asked to do so – it’ll keep you and your fellow students safe.

Based on the data you supply we’ll be able to quickly see who you’ve been in contact with at our lectures and organised events. When asked to do so by Public Health Wales under the Track, Trace and Protect system we will share this data, along with your name, address and contact details.

No we are sorry, this is not an option. We are aiming to make all of the core content available on line to be used where students are unable to be on campus due to Covid 19.

This is to protect students from missing elements of their programme if they are unable to attend campus for a short period or if parts of the programme, such as large lectures, can’t be delivered on site because of social distancing.

The key strengths of Bangor University are around our community and the broad range of activity and support that we offer.

We will therefore expect you to make yourself available to participate in as much of the on campus support, delivery and activities as possible.

A means tested Digital Hardship Fund is available for new and returning students. This fund can provide means tested support for unexpected costs that students are unable to cover. Contact moneysupport@bangor.ac.uk for information.

We are delighted to announce that we are implementing a phased re-opening of our buildings and services.

Please see our Library FAQs page for further information and advice. If your question isn’t listed here, please contact us via Library Chat or email us at library@bangor.ac.uk.

Please note – All services and working arrangements need to be delivered in compliance with Government and University guidance. As such, services and building availability may change at short notice.

You must wear a face covering at all times when in the library building (unless exempt).

All our libraries continue to offer a Click and Collect service to access borrowable print books.

 

Living in University Accommodation

Yes, it is. 

If the campus has to lock down and you are unable to use your accommodation, you won’t be charged.

You will be free to travel, provided such travel is in-line with Government advice. The University won’t impose any restrictions.

Halls Campus Life are planning an online programme of social activities. You will of course be able to organise your own social activities face to face with the other students in your flat as they will be part of your ‘household’.

You will self-isolate in your room. You should let the Halls staff know straight away by emailing covidcare@bangor.ac.uk and then we will support you to ensure that you get all the help you need including supplies of food. This support will also be offered for Bangor students in Snowdon Hall, Wrexham

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