Breaking news: University of Bath to go online amid coronavirus concerns

The University of Bath is to cease face-to-face teaching from the end of the day Tuesday, 17 March, with all learning to go online until after the Easter holiday break.

Campus will remain open with all student accommodation, the library, STV and Virgil still accessible during this period. For those students who live on campus, the University has said “we appreciate that some of you may move to your homes elsewhere. If this is the case, we will do everything in our power to allow you to take assessments if you are prevented from returning to the University later in the year“.

It has also been stated that Departments will notify students before the end of tomorrow, 17th March, about any arrangements or modifications that need to be made for upcoming assessments. No decision has been made as of yet about what will happen post-Easter for teaching or for assessments.

Similarly, the SU has stopped any events until after the easter holidays which includes club nights such as Score or Klass. They have said that the bar will still be open and have reiterated they are carrying out heightened hygiene procedures.

It is urged that any individual who has any symptoms of Coronavirus including a fever and a cough to self-isolate for 7 days. For the latest government advice including any travel for international students, please head to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Genevieve Redgrave

Genevieve Redgrave was the Editor-in-Chief (2019/2020). She won the 'Best Contributor' prize at the 2018 Media Awards in recognition of her frank and witty coverage of world politics.

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