BGSU Coronavirus Advice

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University Support

 

The university is offering a full range of support options and links to wellbeing services to assist you over the campus closures. Learning has gone online and will be delivered through a range of different materials - consult your BlackBoard or module leaders for information on how this will be delivered.

 

Click here to access the University FAQ on COVID-19.

Click here to access help and guidance for remote learning.


24th March 2020:

We're pleased to announce that after talking to our concerned students and liasing with the University, we've manages to pass a two week pushback on all university assignments, effective immediately. We look forward to continuing our efforts to help make your educational experience less stressful during this time.

If you have concerns about your wellbeing or the wellbeing of someone you know you can contact the Student Advice team at studentadvice@bishopg.ac.uk. If the situation may be life threatening, call 999.

Students' Union Services

 

The Students Union has closed for the foreseeable future until we are told by the Univeristy and Public Health England it is safe to reopen to the general public. Whilst this was a difficult decision to make, the safety of our staff and students is our number one priority. We are still offering all of our usual services online. You can contact su@bishopg.ac.uk or arrange a phone call below:

 

 

 

If you need to contact any members of staff directly and non-urgently, please contact them at the following and they will endevour to get back to you within 2 working days:

 

  • Abi Rogers - Chief Executive Officer: abigail.rogers@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Erin Bell - President Elect: erin.bell@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Jordan Fane - Vice President: jordan.fane@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Jenny Ferrett - Administrator: jennifer.ferrett@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Kieran Wiseman - Marketing Coordinator: kieran.wiseman@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Jacquie Hough  - Engagement Coordinator: jacquie.hough@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Michael O'Donoghue - Welfare Coordinator: michael.odonoghue@bishopg.ac.uk

 

Union Bar, alongside our usual schedule of events, have been closed and cancelled until further notice. We're aiming to get some form of service online with digital events, so keep an eye out on our facebook pages (@bgsulincoln and @bgsuactivities) for more information on these.

 

You can also join our Discord Gaming Server, where you can meet people to socialise & play various videogames with, by clicking the button below:

 

 

Student Voice & Representation

We are currently in the process of digitalising our usual Student Council to ensure that our students are represented fairly and as easily accessable as possible. You can still submit motions the usual way via emailing Jacquie below, and a proxy vote will be held in the place of a physical council.

 

If you have any questions regarding Student Council, Course Representation or Sports&Socs Forum please email jacquie.hough@bishopg.ac.uk.

Sports & Societies

 

All of our Sports & Societies activities have been cancelled or postponed after we have reviewed advice from the UK Government, BUCS and our other external partners. Society members are strongly advised not to meet up unless absolutely necessary. We are continuing to monitor the situation at hand and will be sure to email society members as soon as we're told it's safe for our teams to resume training and matches.

 

We aim to digitalise the Sports & Societies Forum to assist you with any questions you may have, please keep an eye out as the date may change for this based on availabilty and staffing levels.

 

Sports Awards 2020 has been cancelled, and we're working hard to find another date so it can still go ahead. 

Student Wellbeing

We understand this is a stressful time for many of our members and it's important to take care of your mental wellbeing as well as physical.

MIND, the mental health support charity, have shared advice for maintaining your mental wellbeing particularly if you have any anxieties about coronavirus, are practising social distancing, or have been advised to self-isolate.

If you have any concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of any of your friends and family you can:

  • Contact the University Welfare team by emailing studentadvice@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Contact BGSU for signposting and academic advice at su@bishopg.ac.uk
  • Call 999 if you believe someone may be at risk of immediate harm.

Social Distancing And Self-Isolation

We are currently working on a program of activities to support students who may be isolated socially including online gaming (both digital and tabletop), watch parties, and streaming events.

If you would like to be notified when any of these activities go live, or would like to contribute, you can follow our activities page on Facebook.

What do i do if i feel ill?

 

The current advice is to stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. There is no need to call 111 unless you feel unable to cope with your symptoms, your condition worsens, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days. 

 

  • If you are not feeling well you should not be in classes/at work.
  • If you have either of the two symptoms listed below, you should follow Government advice and self-isolate for 14 days:
    • a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above).
    • a new, continuous cough.
  • In this instance you should also notify your tutor/line-manager along with the University about your absence through the self declaration on the link at the top of the page.
  • If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
    • You should not to go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital in person.
    • You should return/stay at home and follow the NHS111 advice.
  • If NHS111 advises you to continue to self-isolate you should follow that advice and once again use the form below to declare self-isolation.
  • The University will then contact you via email and arrange a telephone conversation about supporting you whilst away from classes/work.
  • Opportunities for working from home, digital learning and academic extensions will be made available to you.
  • If you are aware that any of your fellow students, colleagues or indeed yourself have pre-existing medical conditions that have not been made known to Student Advice or HR please encourage those concerned to contact these teams as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Reception: 01522 583714

General Enquiries: su@bishopg.ac.uk

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