The Students’ Union Guidance Following the Announcement of a Third Lockdown

We know that the last few days have been hard and that things may feel quite challenging. The Students’ Union is here for you and we are going to do all that we can to make sure that the student community is supported and that your views are heard.

Hi everyone,

We know that the last few days have been hard and that things may feel quite challenging.

The first thing we want to say is we are so proud of the student community for continuing to be so resilient in these challenging times.

The Students’ Union is here for you and we are going to do all that we can to make sure that the student community is supported and that your views are heard.

UWE Bristol is currently working to navigate the third lockdown. This may take some time, but please be assured that we are all doing everything we can.

For now, please see the latest updates from us, UWE Bristol, and also information on the wellbeing support that is available to you.

This may not answer all of your questions, but we will continue to keep you updated.

If you would like to raise any concerns, our Presidents Team are here to represent you to the University. You can find their contact details here.

This isn’t the start to 2021 that any of us wanted, and we know that the coming weeks will be testing.

For now, stay safe, follow the Government guidance, and if you need support, please get in touch.   

 

The Students’ Union

We will continue to provide our services to the student community both virtually and where possible, physically. As of Monday 4 January, the following will apply:

Open

Union 1 Reception, Frenchay Campus: 09:00-16:00 Monday-Friday.

U Block Shop, Frenchay Campus: 08:00-18:00 Monday-Friday and 10:00-16:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Glenside Reception: 09:30-14:30 Monday to Friday.

Glenside Café: 08:00-16:00, Monday-Friday from Monday 11 January.

Closed

Frenchay Campus: Union 2, F Block Shop, coffee cart.

City Campus: Bower office, café and shop.

 

UWE Bristol

As of Monday 4 January 2021, all courses (except exempt ones) will be taught online until at least mid-February.

If you have not travelled to Bristol yet, please don’t as travel is now restricted. If you need to come back to campus, we encourage you to book a Lateral Flow Test locally before.

You will receive an email update with more detailed information on your circumstance.

UWE Bristol facilities

The Library on Frenchay and Glenside will remain open for students who require urgent access to IT, are unable to work at home and those who need specific facilities.

The click and collect service will also stay open.

Hospitality outlets will also remain open for takeaway.

For more detailed information, please read the UWE Bristol Coronavirus FAQs.

 

Wellbeing support

The Students' Union Advice Team: Provides free, friendly and non-judgemental advice.

24/7 Crisis Textline: Text ‘UWE’ to 85258 for crisis support.

Kooth Student: This is free, anonymous online counselling.

Same-day support chats: This provides same-day support from student-facing staff.

Out of Hours Team: This is a team that provides out of hours emotional or mental health support.