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Coronavirus update

27/03/2020

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to move at pace, we have taken steps in line with Government advice to safeguard the university community. Therefore, as of March 23 our campuses are now closed.
Student accommodation remains open and security staff will be continue to provide on-site supervision. You will still be able to access student services and library facilities online.
As you know, we have put in place measures to help you to progress and complete your studies – we are now delivering teaching and learning activities through online platforms and your Programme Leader will have communicated further details to you.
Alternative assessments are in development and more information will be available in due course.
These are unprecedented times for all of us and I wanted to take this opportunity to say how incredibly proud I am of the supportive community here at Wrexham Glyndwr University. I want to personally thank staff and students for working together for the common good in extremely challenging circumstances. Please be reassured that we will continue to provide support to you so that you are able to complete your studies appropriately and we look forward to reopening our campuses in due course.
 
Maria Hinfelaar
Vice-Chancellor


23/03/2020

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is our top priority at Wrexham Glyndwr University.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to move at pace, we have taken steps in line with Government advice to safeguard the university community. Therefore, we will be closing our campuses from 12 noon today (Monday 23 March 2020).

All events are cancelled and there is no public access to our campuses. The only exception to this will be at the request of the NHS.

Our nursery remains open to care for the children of key workers.

We are grateful to our staff and students for their co-operation and support at this very challenging time.


18/03/2020

In light of the recent news, Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University, has issued the following statement: "Due to the fast changing situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19), and in line with many other universities, we have taken the decision to suspend face to face lectures with immediate effect. From Monday, March 23, courses and services to students will continue to be delivered via alternative means, including online, allowing students to continue with their studies remotely and minimising face to face group contact.

"In accordance with advice from Government and Public Health Wales, the university and all its campuses remain open as usual at this stage. We will continue to review arrangements as the position develops – our priority is the health and wellbeing of staff, students and visitors to the university.

"The university is following all Public Health Wales advice and guidance and are communicating regularly with our staff and students. We will continue to take direction from them in all aspects of this situation."

The university's executive team, is meeting regularly to review this very fluid situation and will continue to review arrangements put in place. 

Most events on campus have been cancelled but there may be occasions where specific individuals need to visit campus. 

If you are a student at the university, you can get up-to-date information by visiting the student portal, staff updates will be available on WGUYou.

 

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