Month: April 2020

Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, In my last email I promised to update you on our financial position. You have responded magnificently to the huge challenges posed by Covid-19 thus far, and so while we do face some challenges in the current financial year (which ends in July), they appear to be manageable. The real issues that face
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 23 April 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, It is the job of a free press to hold governments to account, so it is not surprising that all the governments of the UK are being challenged on coronavirus issues such as testing and the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Quite rightly, the Opposition probes and questions the government too on
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 17 April 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, I hope you had a relaxing break over Easter, were able to enjoy the glorious weather and, perhaps, forget for a while the tribulations that we are all undergoing at the moment. As I write, the extension of the lockdown for a further three weeks has just been confirmed by the UK government,
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 9 April 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleagues It has been the most extraordinary three weeks and I’m sure that many of you will be feeling exhausted not only by the pace and intensity of work, especially in confinement, but also by the worry, disruption and emotional strain that the Covid-19 crisis has caused. At its recent meeting Council was deeply
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 6 April 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear student,  I’m writing to update you on the progress we are making in responding to your concerns about assessment, how we can help you and support your wellbeing during the crisis, and practical matters such as accommodation. Firstly, the question has been raised of whether we will adopt a ‘no disadvantage’ approach to assessment.
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