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Keeping you safe

Our pledge: All on-campus activity will be delivered using all necessary safety measures to keep you and your academic tutors and advisors safe, including social distancing, and use of personal protective equipment.

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Key points for you to know

  • Safety is our number one priority.
  • We are providing face coverings and hand sanitiser for use and face coverings must be worn around buildings.
  • Most buildings have a reduced capacity and a one-way system in place.
  • You are required to bring any stationery and other educational kit to campus.
  • Other precautions such as Perspex screens and an app for food ordering are in use.

What can I expect?

Your safety is our priority, and all buildings have re-opened with full safety measures in place. All students are being provided with face coverings and hand sanitiser, with extra hand sanitiser around buildings and an enhanced cleaning regime in all buildings.

We are using social distancing in all buildings and teaching spaces where this is possible. All staff and students are required to wear face coverings around BCU buildings when not in classes. We are issuing face coverings and other appropriate protective equipment for teaching spaces where we are unable to socially distance.

We are timetabling classes to ensure reduced numbers of people in classrooms and campus buildings with around 50% capacity. Specialist spaces are being managed according to local risk assessments.

You will need to bring any stationery and other educational kit such as books and clothing to campus, and this should not be shared with others. New Home and EU undergraduate degree students can purchase equipment on the John Smith online store.

Perspex screens are located at all reception points and we have launched a new app, Fuel on Campus, to pre-order refreshments and collect food and drinks to reduce queuing.

Additional PPE (such as gloves and visors) will be supplied in specialist teaching and research spaces where risk assessment recommends use.

More information on using our buildings, including complete risk assessments, can be found on iCity.

What are the next steps?

When you visit campus for the first time, in accordance with your timetable, we will tell you where you can collect your PPE. 

If you have a place in our student accommodation, you will be sent an online induction to complete and also be asked to book a slot for your arrival. Once you have moved into your flat, you will be classed as being in a household bubble with your flatmates and will not be required to socially distance from them.