University closed to students until midday – update

The University is CLOSED to STUDENTS until MIDDAY today (Monday 28 October).

Staff are asked to travel to work if it is safe to do so and to take instructions from security staff on campus where appropriate.

Park Building is closed until further notice today while scaffolding is inspected.

Ravelin Park is closed until damage can be assessed.

Car parks with gates – such as Ravelin and Melbourne Place – are closed.

Keep up to date by checking the student website or Staff Essentials and your University email.

UPDATE 8.50am

Any assessments due to be undertaken or submitted today will have their submission date extended to Tuesday 29 October 2013. There will be no need to submit an extenuating circumstances form in these cases. Students are advised to contact their department for more details and to find out when any events will be rescheduled.

All car parks on campus are now open. The University Library, sport facilities and student support services are all open.

UPDATE 12.30pm

Park Building will remain closed today. The scaffolding cannot be inspected as winds are still too strong.

An inspection will take place tomorrow morning and if the scaffolding is deemed safe, the building will re-open at 8.00am. More details to follow.

 

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  1. Not safe for students but staff expected to risk it!

    • Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha……. I guess it’s not fair.

  2. Yeah, seems a bit silly for staff to be put at risk.

  3. Do we need to fill out a risk assessment… ?

  4. Will workshops be cancelled, I start at 1pm?

  5. Would have been nice to have received the email notification before I was already at work preparing for my 9 am lecture…….

  6. Seems like a vast over reaction to me. I have just driven 25 miles on empty roads. I have a 2hour lecture scheduled for 10am which needs to be delivered before the next unit event, tomorrow!

  7. Is Nothing open then? I’ll supposed to be in Lion Gate today for one lecture at 9am.

  8. Lectures start by 1.pm today

  9. I have a workshop timetabled for 9 till 12, does this mean it is cancelled? It is also attendance marked and therefore would it be rescheduled???

  10. How do we know what staff that are expected to come in today? 10am lecture and my lecturer isn’t replying to my email

  11. Hi, all events for students are cancelled this morning. Normal schedule will resume from midday today.

  12. I have lectures from 1 in park building. Any news on whether they’ll be on?

  13. Any assessments due to be undertaken or submitted today will have their submission date extended to Tuesday 29 October 2013. There will be no need to submit an extenuating circumstances form in these cases. Students are advised to contact their department for more details and to find out when any events will be rescheduled.

    All car parks on campus are now open.

  14. So is Park Building opened at 2 pm?

  15. is the library still open

  16. Does that mean the library is closed or will that still be open as usual?

  17. Is the UNIVERSITY BUS up and running or is it suspended until Midday?

  18. Why wait so late with this decision? Why not make the situation clear as far as possible in advance?

  19. The University Library, sport facilities and student support services are all now open. The University Bus is also running.

  20. Risk what!!??

    • well said!!

  21. Hello!University will be open at 12??

    • Yes, lectures will start from midday. The only building that will remain closed is Park Building while the scaffolding is inspected. We will update this page as soon as we have further details.
      The University Library and student support services are all now open.

  22. i assume that lectures that start at 1100 – 1300 will be cancelled rescheduled?

    • This is something to discuss with your department. It may be that your lecture will run from midday – 1.00pm but please check.

  23. Can you please confirm whether Park will be closed all day today, OR whether we should be waiting for news on whether Park may be open at some point later today.

    • The scaffolding at Park Building needs to be inspected this morning. As soon as we have any news we will update all channels of communication.

  24. And what about seminar that start at 11 00 ?

    • Vova,
      Please contact your department to see what’s happening with seminars and lectures. Lessons will start from midday.

  25. What about lessons due to start at 12pm in Park Building?

    We need to know whether to travel to the university. I have to travel a long way. Please tell us what is happening.

    • Winston,
      At this point Park isn’t open as the scaffolding needs to be inspected before we can re-open the building. As soon as we have any further details we will let you know.

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