Staff and students praised as weather eases
The University is returning to normal after the period of exceptional wintry weather which forced it to close for two and a half days.
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson has extended his thanks and appreciation to all members of the University community who worked under the difficult circumstances of the last few days including those who kept core services going during the period of closure.
“While I’m still new in post I’ve been really struck by the spirit amongst staff and students during this challenging time,” he said. “The University has a large and diverse estate and we still had to keep a number of key functions going while essentially being closed. Many people went the extra mile to ensure this happened including catering staff walking in to cook hot meals for students in halls of residence or staff clearing thick snow at Easterbush to make buildings and car parks accessible. Thanks to everyone for their efforts"
The University has well established guidelines and advice on adverse weather episodes.