Advice for students regarding travel disruption
Wednesday 21 April 2010
The university is aware that students may be delayed in returning to the University because of the current disruption to travel caused by the volcanic ash. If you are in this position, please notify the Student & Programmes Centre immediately and let staff know when you planned to return and your estimated date of arrival at the University. You can contact the Student and Programmes Centre by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling one of the following numbers:
- Undergraduate students should contact the SPC on 01978 293974
- Postgraduate taught students should contact the SPC on 01978 293152
- Postgraduate research students should contact the SPC on 01978 293063
You are advised to retain your original travel documents (unused flight tickets; correspondence with airlines, etc) providing evidence of your intended date of travel. You will need this evidence if you think that you might need to request an extension for an assignment because of the disruption or that you might need to submit a case for Personal Mitigating Circumstances. You should follow the usual University procedures for requesting an extension (by submitting a written request to your Programme Leader) or for submitting a case for Personal Mitigating Circumstances (using a Personal Mitigating Circumstances form). Please refer to the Survival Guide (doc format).
You are advised to continue to prepare for any scheduled examinations.
If you are a student whose lecturer has been delayed in the travel disruption, the Student and Programmes Centre will have been in touch with you already to notify you as they have become aware of this – please do remember to check your email for any further messages as this situation is still changing by the hour.