Guidance on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and communities, whilst providing quality learning opportunities and support services.

We want to reassure everyone that we have successfully started our 2020-21 academic term, albeit in different circumstances than usual!

Studying from home remains the primary option where possible and the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, students, pupils, visitors, contractors and the wider community is of paramount importance to us at all times.

Although subject to change as per Scottish Government advice, our plans for reopening can be seen here. We have also developed a return to campus guide for staff and a return to campus guide for students. See our on-campus Covid infographic .

Any student who is going to be a resident in our accommodation will receive a dedicated briefing once their place has been confirmed prior to arrival.

For updates, staff and students are requested to monitor their email accounts, and check this web page, Facebook and Twitter. The Scottish Government have created a student information website for key information.

The Academy of Sport and Wellbeing gym and our Climbing Centre have reopened in line with Government guidance.

University-wide information can be found on the university's coronavirus page

For student online learning support, please see our guidance.

For 24/7 digital mental health support, please see more information about Togetherall.

Student Funding: you can find up-to-date information on EMA, Bursary, Discretionary/Hardship Funds, SAAS, SLC, the university's student funding advice page. The Scottish Government's guide to student finance can be found on the Scottish Government Website. If you need to make contact with our Student Funding Team for further advice and guidance you can do so by emailing studentfunding.perth@uhi.ac.uk

University-wide Bursaries: Information on the Higher Education Discretionary Fund and the Emergency Study Fund, can be found here.

Online Enrolment: Please remember to complete your online enrolment using the link on the online enrollment page. You will not be able to progress with your studies until you have completed the enrolment process. This may also affect your course funding so it is important that you ensure you have enrolled online. If you need any help with completing the form, please contact pcmis.perth@uhi.ac.uk or for fee enquiries pefees.perth@uhi.ac.uk for advice.

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Official sources of guidance

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all our students and staff, but also to help protect our communities. Using the free ProtectScotland app, and following FACTS*, can protect you, and Scotland against Coronavirus.

*FACTS’ is an acronym for:

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands & surfaces regularly
  • Two-metre social distancing
  • Self-isolate & book a test if you develop Coronavirus symptoms

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Scottish Government

For information and practical advice on how you can help in your community, please see readyscotland.org

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