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Campus facilities during lockdown

Following the Government’s announcement of a third national lockdown earlier in the week, we will be limiting our presence on campus to essential activities only

7th January 2021

Following the Government’s announcement of a third national lockdown earlier in the week, we will be limiting our presence on campus to essential activities only.

Library

Our library is currently closed but will be operating a click and collect service for books and laptops. Our wide range of digital resources and online learning support will remain available, along with library support available via live chat 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Loan periods on print books and laptops will be automatically extended, so please don’t worry about returning items to the library until the building re-opens. For those students who need an appropriate study-space, the atrium of the Spark will remain open to be used.

You can find more details on the library website and the Covid Library Guide.

Support services

  • Our Therapy and Mental Health Team are not currently able to offer face-to-face sessions, but all the different therapeutic, counselling and mental health support is still being delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams Video/Audio or telephone sessions. To make an appointment visit the portal pages, or email mh@solent.ac.uk.
  • Our Student Funding Team can be emailed at funding@solent.ac.uk or via the general enquiries form. A phone call back service can be arranged between 1-4.30pm Monday- Thursday and 1-3pm Friday. All support grant application forms and further information is available on the portal.
  • Access Solent, our disability and neurodiversity advice and support service, can be emailed at access@solent.ac.uk or find more information and book a remote drop-in on the SOL page.
  • Solent Futures can provide support with CVs, mock interviews, job hunting and more via email- providing everything you need to succeed in your future career. You can also book a 45 minute Careers Guidance appointment which is delivered online. Check out Solent Futures Online to access the job board for part-time roles, placements, and graduate opportunities.

Testing centre

Our free, on-campus testing centre is open. It is essential that every student and staff member is tested weekly for Covid-19, and that you should not attend campus until you have received a negative result.

You can find more information about the testing centre and book your tests here >

If you receive a positive test or have been asked to self-isolate, please let us know by emailing covid.support@solent.ac.uk so that we can make sure you are getting all the support you need. Staff should inform their manager.

Campus catering

You can find out more about our campus catering opening hours during lockdown here >