Last updated: 23 September 3.40pm
Frequently asked questions for students and staff
The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is a global pandemic. This is when an infectious disease passes easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time. The UK and Scottish Governments have outlined strict new measures in an attempt to suppress the spread of coronavirus.
You should adhere to The Government Guidance. This is updated regularly and has a wealth of important information on how to protect yourself and others.
The University does not underestimate the seriousness of this situation or its effects on the life of our community and undertook significant planning ahead of the virus spreading to the UK.
The University is committed to beginning our academic year, as planned, on September 14th, with Orientation week beginning on September 7th.
We recognise that circumstances might vary considerably around the world. For this reason, we will be offering dual delivery of our teaching for as long as necessary as a stepping stone towards a more comprehensive return to the traditional approaches to learning and teaching that we are renowned for.
We are updating the FAQs as promptly as we can to outline the measures students and staff can take to mitigate the risks of coronavirus infection, and the steps we have taken as a University to prepare.
Students and staff should check their University email accounts at least twice daily for further updates.