SU Firebreak Updates 23rd October - 9th November
We want to keep you informed on how your SU will operate during the firebreak period (23rd October - 9th November) There are a few changes to our services, but we'll still be working hard for you from home.
Offices & Venues
We'll be closing all of our SU offices, shops and venues on both campuses. Our staff will be working from home and be available via email to support you throughout this period.
For all enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Please bear with us during this period and keep an eye on our social media for further updates.
Your wellbeing during this period is vitally important. Please see our How To Be Happier page for positive steps to look after your physical and mental wellbeing. http://cardiffmetsu.co.uk/support/pastoral/howtobehappier… Universities Student Services can be found here http://cardiffmet.ac.uk/study/studentservices/Pages/default.aspx
All authorized SU Sport club training on and off campus will be suspended from 6pm on Friday 23rd October - Monday 9th November.
All in-person society activity will pause and societies will be asked to meet virtually. You can still join a society and view the full range available to you from the link below. http://cardiffmetsu.co.uk/societies/
Reps & Student Voice
Please keep telling us about your student experience. Our dedicated student rep system is in place to hear your voice. Feedback is important, so use the SU School Reps & SU Part-Time Officers to tell us how you are finding life at Cardiff Met. http://cardiffmetsu.co.uk/reps
We have a series of virtual events going on throughout the firebreak. Check out the Virtual Murder Mystery Night, Virtual Comedy Night and Virtual Gameshow Night! http://cardiffmetsu.co.uk/events/
If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or are self isolating, you can book a test at the on campus mobile testing site from the link below. http://methub.cardiffmet.ac.uk/Form.aspx?id=384997
We'll continue to do our best for you and we appreciate your support and understanding. Please keep feeding back to us via the rep structure or directly via the SU email email@example.com
Statement to Students
Following the First Minister’s announcement today, Monday 19 October, of a two-week ‘firebreak’ here in Wales, your university remains open and face-to-face teaching will continue as planned.
Since the start of term, we have adopted a flexible on-campus and online approach to your learning, safe in the knowledge that you can continue your studies uninterrupted should the pandemic cause things to change suddenly. This approach gives you greater control over your own learning.
You have all been asked to play your part, and for the most part this is working. We are now being asked to do a little more for two weeks, to help. This means staying at your term-time address and avoiding non-essential travel. If you suspect you have symptoms of the virus you should self-isolate, seek medical advice and order a test.
Our campuses have been redesigned with one-way systems, smaller class sizes and enhanced cleaning routines to help keep you safe. Maintaining the 2m social distancing guidelines, we have been able to adapt spaces safely, to help ensure you can continue to learn in safe spaces. Where the 2m rule cannot be followed safely, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided, and wearing face coverings is mandatory across campuses.
Remember that we are all here for you. We remain committed to supporting the safety and health and wellbeing of students, staff and wider city community. Our Student Services remain open and ready to help too so if you need us, please just ask.
We are continuing to work with Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, playing our part in helping to stop the spread of the virus.
The ‘firebreak’ rules:
The firebreak starts at 18.00 on Friday 23 October and ends at 00.01 on Monday 9th November. During this time:
- All non-essential shops, bars and restaurants will close
- Student Union societies and clubs will not hold in-person events
- Mixing between households will not be allowed (you will need to stay in your bubble)
- You will not be able to travel from your term-time address unless it is essential
- Lectures and seminars will continue face-to-face on-campus and online as timetabled
- The University’s libraries will remain open
- Catering facilities for students in catered university accommodation will remain open for dining
- Other University catering outlets will remain open for takeaway only service
- University sport facilities will remain open for training for performance sport only
Statement for Students’ Parents
Following the First Minister’s announcement today, Monday 19 October, of a two-week ‘firebreak’ here in Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University remains open and able to continue our Covid-safe, flexible, face-to-face and online teaching as planned.
Since the start of term, we have adopted a flexible on-campus and online approach to our curriculum ensuring that no student will be at a disadvantage should the pandemic cause programme delivery to change suddenly. This approach gives students greater control over when and where they learn.
Our campuses have been redesigned with one-way systems, smaller class sizes and enhanced cleaning routines to help keep students, staff and visitors safe. Maintaining the 2m social distancing guidelines, the university has been able to adapt its spaces safely, to help ensure learning can continue uninterrupted. Where the 2m rule cannot be followed safely, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided, and wearing face coverings is mandatory across campuses.
In line with Welsh Government advice, all students are required to stay in their university/term-time accommodation even if they have been asked to self-isolate or have Covid-19 symptoms.
Students in university-owned accommodation can access support through their halls team, where food supplies and medicines will be be arranged based on need, and help to arrange supermarket deliveries is available. Our online health and wellbeing support tools and advice services remain open and are available to all students through the student homepage ‘MetCentral’.
The university remains committed to supporting the safety and health and wellbeing of its students, staff and wider city community.
We continue to work with Welsh Government and Public Health Wales, playing our part in helping to stop the spread of the virus.