Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

Latest communications

A list of University Covid-19 updates that have been communicated to our current students.

2021 

April
8 April - Regular asymptomatic Covid-19 testing now available
1 April - Easter/ Spring break message
1 April - update for Postgraduate Research students
March
25 March - Easter break travel restrictions
25 March - Email to Postgraduate Taught students about on-campus activities resuming from 17th May
17 March - New wellbeing initiatives
12 March - Letter to Rent Justice Edinburgh
4 March - Update on Covid-19 and our plans for the next academic year
3 March - Covid Winter Fund: Additional Covid-19 financial support

 

February
24 February - Invitation to take part in the Thriving Learners mental health survey
18 February - Updates to the Extensions and Special Circumstances process
17 February - Update on on-campus activities for Postgraduate Taught students
16 February -  Invite to a live Q&A event with the Principal
3 February - Update on graduations
1 February - Assessment: a package of measures to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus

 

January
28 January - email to Undergraduate students in University-managed accommodation
21 January - Update to learning and teaching email to Undergraduate Taught students
21 January - Update to learning and teaching email to Postgraduate Taught students
21 January - Learning and support in Semester 2 email Postgraduate Research students 
15 January - Supporting you through Covid-19 restrictions
8 January - Update on today’s Scottish Government announcement on Covid restrictions
6 January - New stay at home regulations from the Scottish Government

2020

December
29 December - PGT semester 2 update
22 December - Covid-19: latest Scottish Government guidance
17 December - Useful information and support over the winter break 
16 December - Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing - returning to campus in January
10 December - Update on plans for students returning to campus in Semester 2
9 December - Plans for students returning to campus in Semester 2
9 December - Advice and support if you are sitting online exams
8 December - Plans for students returning to campus in January
8 December - Covid-19 asymptomatic testing – bookings extended to 15th December
2 December - Plans for students returning to campus in January 

 

November
23 November - Covid-19 asymptomatic testing – booking now open
18 November - Covid-19 testing of asymptomatic students
17 November - Latest Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions
12 November - Returning home for Christmas
12 November - Response to Rent Justice Edinburgh
4 November - Email blog from Colm Harmon to all on-campus students

 

October 
23 October - Response to student protest taking place on Saturday 24 October 2020
22 October - Email blog from Colm Harmon to all on-campus students
22 October - Email to all taught students about Special Circumstances and assessments due to Covid-19
21 October - Email to all self-funded students
20 October - Text sent by EdUni COVID to students in private accommodation: "Keep yourself and others safe: we all need to play our part. Check out our Guide and the Uni's regulations for more info http://edin.ac/Good-Citizen-Guide"
19 October - Text sent by EdUni COVID to students in private accommodation: "Follow Scottish Gov's guidelines and book a test if you have Covid-19 symptoms. Let us know if you need to self-isolate: http://edin.ac/self-isolation-support"
15 October - Email to students in University managed student accommodation regarding the voucher scheme
9 October - Email to all students on campus about Scottish Government restrictions 
2 October - Response to open letter about accommodation 
2 October - Response to open letter about student demands 
2 October - Response to open letter about teaching and learning
1 October - Update for students in University managed accommodation

 

September
30 September - Important update on Covid-19 cases
26 September - Covid-19 cases at Pollock Halls
24 September - New Covid-19 restrictions this weekend
23 September - Welcome to the new academic year
14 September - Email to postgraduate research students
14 September - Email to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

 

August
27 August - Email to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students - what to expect when you're on campus 
27 August - Email to postgraduate research students - what to expect when you're on campus
13 August - Email to international students
4 August - Email to PGT students completing their studies on 31 August

 

July

29 July - Scottish Funding Council: PhD funding email to postgraduate research students

16 July - Email to postgraduate research students

16 July - Email to Online Distance Learners

16 July - Email to postgraduate taught and undergraduate returning students

 

June 2020
 8 June - Email to final year undergraduate students

 

May 2020
18 May - Email to returning taught students

 

April 2020
23 April - Updated exam timetable now available
21 April - Special circumstances: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and industrial action
17 April - Update on the May diet exam timetable
9 April - Changes to May diet exam timetable
8 April - Essential services and support over this weekend's closure
6 April - Student hardship fund
1 April - Update from the Principal (video)

 

March 2020
31 March - PGR students update
27 March - Essential travel, student funding and social distancing
26 March - Exams and assessments update
24 March - Lockdown update, building closures and essential services
23 March - Main Library closure and social distancing measures
20 March - Updates on Learning, Teaching and Assessment
20 March - Information for research students
19 March - Update on libraries and services
17 March - Update on remote working, research, teaching and assessment
16 March - Update following the Prime Minister's announcement, a message from the Principal

13 March - Important announcement on remote teaching, assessments and exams

10 March - An update on the latest advice and support

 

February 2020
25 February - Updated information and advice