Here you will find the latest information for students as we respond to the national lockdown announced on 4 January 2021. Please continue to check the Coronavirus tile on the myLTU app for further detail and full FAQs.
Can I return to campus for Semester Two?
In line with government guidance, all previously planned on-campus teaching will now be delivered online until mid-February at the earliest. There will be no delay to the start of timetabled teaching. It is important that where possible you remain at your current address – whether at your home/vacation address or in your term-time accommodation – to minimise transmission of the virus. Please do not now travel to Leeds even if you have already made plans to do so, unless you meet the exceptions outlined by the government. In this case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before you travel.
What does this mean for my teaching timetable?
The timetable will revert to the ‘standard’ online version available via e:Vision, with no delay to the start of timetabled teaching.
If my on-campus teaching has been delayed and I will not be returning to campus accommodation at the start of January, will hall fees still be charged?
Students who live in halls of residence on the Leeds Trinity University campus and are unable to move back into their accommodation for the new (third) lockdown period due to government restrictions will receive a 100% rent credit for this period.
Can I return to campus to collect items in my student accommodation?
Unless the item in question is essential for your health, such as medication, or equipment required to support online learning, then under government advice then this would be considered as non-essential travel and not be permitted. If you feel you fall into one of the travel exceptions outlined by the government, please contact email@example.com before you travel.
What is open on campus for resident students?
Essential services on campus will continue to be provided such as security, emergency maintenance and basic cleaning of shared spaces (with cleaning products supplied to flats for residents to use) to support on-campus residents. Catering facilities will be closed. Further detail is available on the myLTU app.
Is the shuttle bus running?
The shuttle bus service will not be running during the current national lockdown.
Will I be offered tests on my return?
In line with current government guidance, all returning students will be asked to take Lateral Flow tests; one immediately on return and a second three days later. If you don’t take tests, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days. The Test Centre is now temporarily closed and will re-open when we have more guidance from the government about students returning to face-to-face teaching. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Library open?
A. The Library is currently closed. You can access a wide range of online library resources and eBooks via the Library website. Academic staff will contact students who need access to specialist loan equipment and facilities to explain alternative arrangements. If you need further clarification, please email email@example.com.
What support is available for students?
We know this is a frustrating and challenging time, and we want to continue to support you as much as possible. All student support services can be accessed online and appointments booked via the myLTU app. The team is available to support you 9.00am – 10.00pm, seven days a week. You can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to answer them for you.
What is the Safety Net Policy and what does it mean for me?
The Safety Net Policy, introduced on 18 January 2021, replaces the No Detriment Policy we introduced in response to the crisis situation we faced early last year.
It takes account of the fact that this year’s programmes, modules and assessments have been redesigned with the pandemic in mind, but includes additional support in regard to extensions to components for assessment, in recognition of the challenging circumstances students continue to face as a result of the pandemic.
The Safety Net Policy includes two main provisions:
- Degree calculations
- Extensions to Components of Assessment
The policy covers the five ways of calculating degree outcomes already in place, with the guarantee that you will be awarded the best outcome from the five specified methods of calculating your degree.
We are increasing the number of extensions which can be granted from 2 x 5 working days, to a maximum of 5 x 10 working days for Semester 2 components of assessments (not for assessments undertaken from Semester 1 unless a deferred opportunity has already been approved). You can apply for extensions as normal via eVision after Monday 25 January (for submissions due between 18-24 January contact PAT@leedstrinity.ac.uk) and any extensions already used will be deducted from the maximum number of requests available (5 maximum). Note that late submission penalties will be applied for assessments submitted after the submission date of extensions granted. Students are strongly encouraged to speak to Module and/or Personal Tutors before making extension requests.