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6 January: Return to campus update

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Return to campus update

We hope you enjoyed a restful and relaxing break and wish you the best in 2022. As we look forward to the beginning of term, here are some important items to note.  

No change to your learning and teaching

There are no planned changes to your learning and teaching, meaning all face-to-face teaching is due to continue. However, given the external environment, we may encounter last-minute changes due to sickness or self-isolation.  We will do all we can to minimise disruption, and greatly appreciate your patience and flexibility.

University events including Graduations and Open Days are planned to proceed with all the necessary safety measures in place.

Safety guidelines to follow

  • Take a lateral flow test before travelling back to campus. Please also test twice weekly (3-4 days apart). You can collect lateral flow device kits via the Student Gateway, Student Advice Centres and Library.
  • Wear a face covering in all indoor areas unless you are exempt. They can be removed when seated in hospitality settings and during activities in our sports and leisure venues.
  • Get your first, second or booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. You can pre-book vaccinations via the NHS site or visit walk-in clinics across Leicester or in your home location. 
  • Report a positive test to the university within 24 hours by completing our DMU Safe Trace positive case webform.

You can find out more about everything the university is doing to keep you safe on the Your DMU Safety microsite. A wide range of wellbeing services are also available via the Healthy DMU Hub.

We’re very grateful for your continued support to keep each other safe and maintain our campus experience. 

A warm welcome back and happy new year. 


Previous updates:

9 December: Further changes to Covid-19 safety measures as the Government enacts 'Plan B' measures

29 November: Changes to Covid-19 safety measures on campus from Tuesday 30 November

1 September: Welcome to the 2021/22 academic year

11 May: DMU's response to the Step 3 lockdown review; all remaining student groups to return from 17 May; key safety information; a letter from the Universities Minister to all students

14 April: All students can return to university at Step 3 of the Government's roadmap. Read a letter from the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan MP

6 April: DMU's response to the Government's planned roadmap out of lockdown

25 March: Exams guidance

15 March: Important safety information as you return to campus for in-person learning

24 February: DMU's response to the lockdown review; more student groups to return from 8 March and read a letter from the Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan MP to all students

18 February: student consultation results and examinations

11 February: Safety-net policy details announced

4 February: A letter to students from the Minister of State for Universities, student consultation on teaching and exam periods and Your DMU Safety reminder

3 February: Warning about the consequences of holding gatherings and parties

28 January: Student consultation feedback results, exams/assessments and safety-net policy, financial and student support, health and wellbeing

15 January: Claiming rebate on accommodation, Government hardship fund, AV Loans reopening, IT Access Hardship Scheme, student consultation on academic calendar, exams and hardship fund

12 January: Accommodation, hardship fund, buildings and facilities, academic timetable, IT hardship fund and health and wellbeing support

6 January: The national lockdown: what it means for you

5 January: New national lockdown impact for universities and updated Covid-19 guidance

2 January: A letter to students from the Minister of State for Universities: Updated Covid-19 guidance (a message from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Katie Normington)

31 December: New Government Covid-19 guidance: What it means for DMU (a message from the Interim Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Collop)