Here you will find the latest information for students as we respond to the latest government announcements. Please continue to check the Coronavirus tile on the myLTU app for further detail and full FAQs.
On 13 April 2021 the government confirmed that remaining students will not be able to return to in-person teaching until Step 3 in the Roadmap Out of Lockdown, which is due to take place no earlier than Monday 17 May.
We appreciate that for the vast majority of students this will be after the end of your timetabled teaching and we understand how disappointing this is.
We would like to remind you that if you meet one of the government’s specified ‘exemptions’, such as inadequate study space and/or mental health or wellbeing concerns, you are still able to return to your term time address before 17 May, despite your teaching being online.
If you are a Leeds Trinity campus resident, the Accommodation Team will be in touch with you to confirm what this means for your accommodation.
Unless you have been advised otherwise, your timetable will continue to follow the ‘standard’ online version available via e:Vision.
The government is asking those students who only returned to university from 8 March not to travel wherever possible. This is in order to minimise transmission of COVID-19.
However, some students may wish to travel home for the vacation, particularly those who have returned to campus before 8 March. It is legally permissible to travel home (or to another address) for the Spring break provided you do so only once before 29 April. You can travel back to your term-time accommodation at any time.
You should also get tested before you travel home and then again before you travel back to university, where community testing facilities are available. If you test positive, you will be required by law to self-isolate for 10 days and should not travel.
All students eligible to return to campus should get three tests when they travel back, three to four days apart. They are also expected to continue to be tested twice-weekly thereafter.
You can find full details in the Office for Students guidance.
If my on-campus teaching has been delayed and I didn’t return to my campus accommodation after Christmas, 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. Adjustments will be made to accommodation accounts once we have a confirmed date for your return. If you return to your on-campus accommodation, you will no longer be entitled to rent-credits from the point you return.
The latest Government guidance states that you should avoid returning to university to collect belongings before we reach Step 3 in the roadmap out of lockdown. However, you may travel back to collect medical equipment or items required for online learning. In this case please email the accommodation office on email@example.com to advise when you are returning to make arrangements for access.
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.
The Atrium Café will continue to be open on weekdays for takeaway only from 10.00am – 3.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
Trinity Fitness will be open for student members only from 12 April but with restricted capacity, and classes are not permitted at this stage.
The shuttle bus is now back in operation, running in a reduced capacity. It will be running between 9.30am – 4.30pm, with a maximum of 8 passengers on the bus to allow for 2 metres social distancing. This will be reviewed regularly. The pay & display car park is also in back in operation and all those using the car park must buy a ticket or use their student parking permit at the Yarnbury site. If you have any questions, please contact travel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library Click and Collect service is operating and, from Monday 19 April, AKLC will be open for individual study from 8.30am – 4.45pm, pre-booked only with reduced capacity. Students can continue to access a wide range of online library resources and eBooks via the Library website.
The Media Centre Loans Counter will be open for pre-booked equipment loans (bookings should be placed via Connect 2) from 12 April. Edit Suites, Radio and TV studios will be available for booking but only for official production course activities.
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 email@example.com and we will endeavour to answer them for you.
The Safety Net Policy, introduced in 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 have increased 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 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. You can read the full policy here.
From Monday 12 April (Step 2) the guidance in terms of household mixing indoors remains unchanged, i.e. there should be no household mixing indoors (if you are a resident on campus this means your flat or floor, or if you live in Ripon or Whitby Halls it is defined by those sharing a kitchen), and the Rule of 6 (up to 6 people or two households) will continue to apply outdoors.
Outdoor hospitality will be allowed, and the Atrium Café will continue to be open on weekdays from 10.00am – 3.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
- As indoor leisure facilities, including gyms, will be allowed to reopen, Trinity Fitness will re-open to student members only, although classes are not permitted at this stage.
- As Libraries can reopen, we will open AKLC for individual study from 8.30am – 4.45pm from 19 April, pre-booked only with reduced capacity. Group Study space will remain closed. Click and Collect will continue. The Media Centre Loans Counter will be open for pre-booked equipment loans (bookings should be placed via Connect 2) from 12 April. Edit Suites, Radio and TV studios will be available for booking but only for official production course activities.
- Outdoor attractions will be allowed to reopen, so the University is planning to bring back its outdoor cinema on campus in late April/early May.
Full details of the changes are available in the Government Roadmap Out of Lockdown.