As we approach the end of teaching ahead of the winter break on 18th December, we wanted to remind you of some key information - and to reassure you that we are here to support you in any way that we can.
We sincerely hope that you will join us on campus for the start of Trimester 2 in February 2021 and we very much look forward to welcoming you here in Hull.
Key dates for the end of term
|18th December (Friday)||Planned end of teaching before Christmas|
|21st December 2020 (Monday) – 8th January 2021 (Friday)||University Winter Break|
|25th (Monday) - 29th (Friday) January 2021||Re-orientation and induction|
|1st (Monday) February 2021||Trimester 2 teaching starts|
We have received the following Government advice for when you are able to travel to the UK. We would encourage those students who have been unable to travel to try and join us here in Hull for the beginning of the Trimester 2.
• Speak to your travel insurer
• Check GOV.UK for advice on entering the UK
• Plan ahead to avoid busy times and routes
• Complete your Passenger Locator Form before you arrive in the UK
This pick-up service will continue until 7th February only. Detailed information on how to get to Hull after this date is available on request.
If you have any questions about travel to the UK, please contact email@example.com
Keeping you safe when you return to campus
We want to reassure you that the health and safety of our students and staff remains our first priority.
We are working closely with Hull City Council and Public Health England to ensure we have robust health and safety measures in place, to enable our students to live and learn safely.
Our comprehensive range of health and safety measures on campus includes:
· regular thorough cleaning in all high touch teaching and social areas
· hand sanitiser stations and guidance on handwashing
· one-way systems in buildings, guidance on the wearing of face coverings
· marking out the latest social distancing measures across campus
· operating a self-reporting tool for anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
· additional safety measures in place in our student accommodation, including enhanced security patrols.
There is also a comprehensive package of practical and well-being support available for students who are self-isolating.
We would like to encourage you to live on campus as we are able to do more to look after you. To book a room, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been able to ensure COVID-19 testing is available to students – both at the Local Testing Centre adjacent to the University (for those with COVID-19 symptoms) and more recently Lateral Flow Tests on campus (free, self-administered tests).
Importantly, infection rates within the University remain consistently low.
We are all hopeful that we can look forward to an easing of restrictions next year with cautious optimism in light of the recent Government announcement about vaccines.
We will continue to keep you up-to-date with all of the latest information and relevant guidance.
Your blended learning experience
Since March 2020 we have worked to deliver an excellent teaching and learning experience in the safest way possible, ensuring that students are supported in their studies, and in their physical and emotional well-being.
When you arrive in Hull, you will benefit from our blended learning approach. You will continue to engage positively with online learning and participate in some socially distanced face-to-face teaching in small groups, peer-to-peer learning, and access our outstanding on campus learning resources – all important parts of your learning and teaching experience.
As always, we are here to support you and our Student Services team and dedicated personal supervisors are available to provide advice on any queries you may have at this time. You can raise an enquiry in MyHull Portal for any questions you may have. We are here to help.
We do hope you have a good winter break and we very much look forward to welcoming you in Hull in early 2021.
The Global Experience Team, on behalf of Senior Leaders at the University of Hull