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UHI Suspends All Face -to- Face Teaching

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University of the Highlands and Islands partnership statement – Coronavirus

The wellbeing of students, staff and visitors to our many campuses across the university partnership is our priority.

All 14 principals of the university and the colleges and research institutions which make up the university partnership met this morning ,Monday, 16 March, to coordinate a response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The partnership has subsequently decided to suspend face-to-face teaching at all centres from 5pm on Friday 20 March to help reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus within our community. This arrangement will continue until further notice.

This suspension will cover all further education, higher education and community programmes. Students should therefore not attend any classes in person after this Friday until told otherwise. This includes lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and seminars.

Campus buildings, including residences, student support and library services and resource centres, remain open and staff continue to work on site. However, there is currently no overseas travel permitted for students or staff. Only essential course-related travel within the UK will be allowed.

These are unprecedented times but we’re planning carefully to ensure students can continue their studies, including examination arrangements, with as little disruption as possible.

 For up to date information click on this link: www.uhi.ac.uk/coronavirus

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