Service availability & opening hours May 2021

Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) reverts to summer holiday opening hours after Friday, 28th May, to the middle of September 2021. Those who wish to use the building will be required to continue to wear a mask, socially distance and sanitise their hands until official Government advice on these measures changes.

*All of the information below is subject to change depending on levels of usage by students and any alterations to Government advice.
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What are the arrangements from Monday, 17th May to Friday, 28th May? 

Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) reverts to summer holiday opening hours after Friday, 28th May, to the middle of September 2021. Those who wish to use the building will be required to continue to wear a mask, socially distance and sanitise their hands until official Government advice on these measures changes.

*All of the information below is subject to change depending on levels of usage by students and any alterations to Government advice.

  • The SU building will be open on weekdays only from 10 am to 4 pm, with the Love It Lounge (1st floor) available during that time for independent study only. Students should sit and work alone, no group meetings or socialising should occur, and no food or drink should be consumed in the space

  • The Student Officer team will continue to work outside of the building for the majority of the time they have left in office. Students should continue to contact them through their social media or e-mail addresses if they need to speak with them; full details available through tees-su.org.uk/officers.

  • The SU Shop (ground floor) remains open from 9.45 am to 3 pm on weekdays until Friday, 28th May, when it closes entirely for the summer break.

  • The Terrace (1st floor) is back open from Monday, 17th May to Friday, 21st May from 10.30 am to 11 pm (Food is only served until 4 pm) then between 10.30 am and 4 pm from Monday, 24th to Friday, 28th May (Food is only served until 3 pm). The space then closes for the summer, except for private and external events.

  • The SU Welcome Desk (1st floor) is back open between 10 am and 4 pm from Monday, 17th May to Friday, 28th May before closing for the summer break. We regret that we will not be able to offer assignment binding services during this period.

 

What changes to the arrangements take place over the summer break?
  • The SU building will be closed for general visits from Saturday, 29th May, except when in use for external/ private parties.

  • The current and incoming Student Officer teams will continue to work virtually over most of the summer months and can be contacted through their e-mail or social media. More info is available on tees-su.org.uk/officers.

  • The SU Shop and SU Welcome Desk are closed from Saturday, 29th May. Students will then be able to contact the Welcome Desk on weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm through 01642 342234 or enquiries@tees-su.org.uk.

  • The Terrace is closed from Saturday, 29th May except for private parties and external events.

What is the current plan for re-opening in September? 

We will monitor Government advice and continue discussions with the University throughout the summer. Therefore, the below is subject to changes that we will heavily publicise on our website and social media.

  • We plan to re-open the SU Building from Monday, 13th September, seven days a week from 8 am to late. The safety measures we ask visitors to take, such as social distancing, the wearing of masks and use of hand sanitiser, will depend on the advice we have nearer to that time, but we hope to keep them to a minimum.

  • The SU Welcome Desk should be available weekdays from Monday,13th September onwards between 9 am and 5 pm.

  • The Love It Lounge should be available seven days a week whenever the SU Building is open, except if it is being used for TUSU or external events.

  • The Terrace and SU Shop should be back open seven days a week at their usual times from Monday, 13th September onwards.

  • We aim to resume evening events from Friday, 17th September with a fortnight of Freshers related activity to start off the new year. We also plan to run Freshers daytime events on all floors of the building and just outside from Monday, 20th September to Friday, 24th September. We will keep all students updated on these throughout the summer on tees-su.org.uk/events and tees-su.org.uk/freshers, our social media and the welcome pack we send out to new and returning students in August.

  • The TUSU Activities team should be back available for face to face contact from Monday, 13th September as per their usual opening hours. You will be able to find out their availability through the SU Welcome Desk when it re-opens or by dropping activities@tees-su.org.uk a line.

  • SU Student Support (SUSS) will continue to operate a “hybrid” approach in the early part of the new academic year starting this September. This means some team members will be back in the building on a rota basis on weekdays to speak with students directly, while others continue to provide virtual support from home through suss@tees-su.org.uk.

  • We aim to have the SU Studio and The Hub available to students from Monday, 13th September and will keep you informed about the future of The Snooze Rooms.