This page provides some practical advice about how to minimise your chances of being affected by The Corona Virus. It also aims to provide answers to some of the key questions you are likely to have about the University and students' union. If you have other queries, don't hesitate to contact us through email@example.com, and we will do all that we can to assist. You can also click here for the very latest updates from Teesside University which provides the latest information and advice, including who to contact if you are unable to attend University.
Latest news and updates
We will use this top section to bring you the very latest news and updates on any scaling back of services, cancellation of events, and closure of any buildings on campus. We will also use it to bring useful links for the latest advice on how to minimise your chances of being affected. At the time of writing, we can confirm that both the University and students' union remain open and it is business as usual, the health and wellbeing of students and staff remain our number one shared priority and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. We will be announcing our plans for upcoming events later today here and on our social media.
- 15.51 pm on Wednesday, 23rd Sep: We have responded to the most recent Government advice and changes in rules on the opening of licensed premises. Click here to see how the new regulations will affect the availability of our services, events, venues and facilities.
- 11.17 am on Wednesday, 16th Sep: We can now confirm which services, venues and events you will be able to attend in person and which will be conducted online as well as how we intend to keep the SU Building safe while you visit. Click here for a full update.
- 14:30 pm on Tuesday, 14th July: Professor Paul Croney (Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Teesside Uni) has outlined the phased approach to re-opening the campus and how "hybrid learning" is likely to operate this Autumn. Click here to read the latest update.
- 12.36 pm on Tuesday, 26th May: Professor Mark Simpson (Pro Vice-Chancellor at Teesside Uni) has outlined the latest work that is being done on planning for a partial re-opening of the campus in time for the new academic year. Click here to read his e-mail to students.
- 10.42 am on Monday, 11th May: Professor Paul Croney (Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Teesside Uni) has confirmed that, following the statement from the Prime Minister last night, the University remains closed to students for the immediate future. Teesside University Students' Union also remains closed, and we will carefully monitor the guidance that is due from the Government today then update you again. Stay safe and keep observing social distancing rules.
- 11.22 am on Tuesday, 5th May: Our Student Officers have summarised the response that they have had from local landlords and lettings agents to the letter they sent them regarding contracts and rent on 14th April. Click here to read their statement.
- 3.37 pm on Friday, 24th April: Professor Paul Croney (Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Teesside Uni) has written to final year students confirming that the Graduation ceremonies scheduled for this July will not now go ahead. The University still plans to hold a celebration for 2019/20 graduates sometime in the future and will keep all of this year's graduates informed of their plans.
- 12.23 pm on Tuesday, 14th April: Our Student Officers have written to local landlords and letting agents asking them to consider how they can best support student tenants during these unprecedented times. Click here to view our letter and keep checking back here or on our social media for updates on the response we get.
- 3.33 pm on Wednesday, 8th April: We hope everyone is adapting as well as you can to the current situation. The SU continues to provide "virtual" support and services through SU Student Support (SUSS) and our Activities team. We are also broadcasting three to four items a day across our social media including info, help with cooking, interactive events like quizzes and more so make sure you get involved. We also continue to work closely with the most senior figures at the University to ensure your voice is being heard in these very challenging times.
- 1.25 pm on Monday, 23rd March: We want to reassure our customers that we have processed refunds on all made through our website on events or products we can no longer honour. Once we complete this procedure is passed to our online banking merchant to handle and will take up to 5 working days so please be patient if you are awaiting a refund. If you don't receive it by 27th March, contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 9.45 am on Monday, 23rd March: The SU Building is now CLOSED until further notice, and all forthcoming events have either been cancelled or rescheduled. SU Student Support (SUSS) and SU Activities will continue to do their best to provide help and support through email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, but please be aware that they will take longer than usual to respond.
- 9.22 am on Friday, 20th March: The SU Building is closed to students from 5 pm today until further notice. This means that The Terrace, The SU Shop, The Hub, and the SU Welcome Desk are closed until further notice. It also means ALL forthcoming student and external events that were scheduled to be held in this building have either been cancelled or rearranged for later in this year. Finally, our SU Student Support (SUSS) and SU Activities services have moved online, and by phone only until further notice, staff will do all they can to help, but please be mindful of the fact that several members of staff have to self-isolate because of their age or to protect their families, response times will inevitably be longer as a result.
- 5.35 pm on Tuesday, 17th March: We will provide a full and detailed summary of our plans for the opening of the building and availability of our services over coming days and weeks tomorrow (Weds) but can confirm that all forthcoming events including tonight's St Patrick's Day Party, tomorrow's Elections Results Party, The Society and Rep Awards and The AU Awards in April are all cancelled. We will also not run a Monday Night Quiz or Karaoke on Wednesdays until further notice. The SU Building remains open tonight and tomorrow, but please do follow the expert advice before deciding whether to come in. SU Student Support (SUSS) will only be available by e-mail tomorrow (Wednesday).
- 11.10 am on Tuesday, 17th March: SU Student Support (SUSS) is unable to provide face to face appointments due to staff illness. They will, however, pick up any issues they can by e-mail so please contact them anything very urgent through email@example.com
- 11 am on Tuesday, 17th March: We are unable to run voting stations or provide devices for voting due to the current situation with The Coronavirus. However, voting remains open as planned until 8 pm tonight. Simply visit tees-su.org.uk/elections on your own device on campus or at home and follow instructions. We also have, reluctantly, cancelled our Results Party (Scheduled for 18th March) but will instead live stream the results before the end of the working day tomorrow (18th March). More info to follow.
- 4.15 pm on Monday,16th March: The Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Paul Croney has written to all students and staff confirming that all face to face classroom teaching is suspended. The rest of this working week (17th to 20th March) is a reading week, and the delivery of teaching will be moved to a virtual learning environment from Monday, 23rd March until further notice. The measure has not been taken lightly but is intended to safeguard the health and wellbeing of both students and staff. Click here to read the correspondence with students. The campus, University, and students' union remain open. We currently plan to continue with all of our scheduled events this week including the quiz tonight, the second day of voting in the Student Officer elections and St Patrick's Day Party tomorrow and our Elections Results Party/ Karaoke and Drinks Exchange on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile our partners Bongos Bingo currently have no plans to cancel their event in our venue on Wednesday, 18th March. If there are any changes, we will aim to update you on this ASAP.
- 5 pm on Friday,13th March: The Student Officers have issued a statement detailing the availability of TUSU services and facilities this weekend and next week. They have also, with regret, confirmed the cancellation of Tees Wear Varsity and Final Fling. All other student and external events will go ahead as planned as things stand.
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