FAQ’S for Employers amid the COVID-19 outbreak
The University of Edinburgh has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and liaising with government and NHS agencies to get their latest advice on public health guidance. Please see the University website for further details on our response, including information on how our outstanding research staff are supporting global efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak. https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19
The Universities hope is that for the next academic year, guidelines permitting, the campus will increasingly be "the centre of gravity" – with significantly more learning and teaching taking place on campus, student support, research activity, research support and other critical support services. Plans continue to follow guidance from the Scottish Government and advice from public health experts.
There is no change to the Semester dates. Semester dates can be found here.
The assessment measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 that were introduced in the 2020/21 academic year will not be continued into the 2021/22 academic year.
However, the usual options are still available to students, and information on this can be found below.
Given all optional study exchanges and overseas placements are now allowed to take place, we will be advertising any vacancies which require students to go abroad unless government legislation changes.
Yes, we have a number of tried and tested, and easy to set up, ways you can build your profile online
For the academic year 2021/22 we will mostly be offering you online opportunities to connect with our students and graduates, but there are still some options for having an on-campus presence.
Whilst we hope that most of our students will be joining us in-person in Edinburgh this year, we expect restrictions on physical distancing to continue so we advise employers to put most effort into connecting with students and graduates virtually and we have a range of online services to support you with this. We can’t predict exactly how life will look in September so virtual events ensure accessibility for all.
Our services are designed to support you whether you decide to engage with an activity being run by us, or whether you already have plans for your own event that you would like us to help you promote to our students. There are still some unknowns right now but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing a full range of accessible services to allow students, graduates and employers to connect.
Booking for our Semester One services, and events is now open.
The Careers Service offers additional support, including a range of services for free for Small and Micro businesses. If you have any questions regarding how the Careers Service can help you specifically please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com
We have developed a guide to support you in running your internship remotely which can be accessed on our website.
- Additional information on business support on the government website here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
Read through our guide on managing a remote opportunity: Managing a Remote Opportunity (914.2 KB PDF)
- Final results will be out on Tuesday 7th July 2021
- Progression (to next year of study) results will be out on Tuesday 21st July 2021