- Queen's COVID-19 rules
- Frequently asked questions - students with symptoms of COVID-19
- COVID-secure self-isolation in Queen’s residences: key points and self-isolation support for students
- Self-isolation support - provisions
If you need financial assistance, please take a look at our guidance and application forms for loans and grants.
With applications for financial assistance, we are mindful that we have finite finances and we wish to target help to the most in need. As a result, annual income, savings, overdraft limits, and expected annual expenditure are assessed and grants are made to those students who do not have sufficient funds to cover their expected annual expenditure. Additionally, loans can be made to students whose annual funds are sufficient to cover expenditure but who are experiencing temporary lack of funds.
Coronavirus: Information for Students, Staff, and Fellows
Last updated 08 January 2021
The College continues to aim to provide the best educational environment it can, while looking after the health of all its communities. The latest national developments mean that students may not return to College now, unless you are in one of the categories below:
- You are on an initial teacher training or medicine course
- You are an international student and have remained in the UK or have already arrived back, or have booked travel which cannot be rescheduled
- You have stayed in university or college accommodation over the Christmas vacation
- Your circumstances at home are such as to make it essential that you return to the College. (If you would like to make an application under this category, please contact the Domestic Bursar’s office on firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The central College site will remain open providing such essential services as it can at any given time for students who must be in residence, depending on staff availability and prevailing risk conditions. The Lodge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be contacted on email@example.com. Further information is available here about the status of onsite operations and there is also information about student meals (available from 8 January) here.
We aim to make further decisions about provision for the rest of Hilary term over the next few days, as discussions across the University continue and we see the detailed implications of the lockdown, so please check back for updates.
Please note the process to follow if you experience symptoms of the virus:
- Students, Fellows and staff should refer to University Early Alert Service (EAS) and book a test if you are unwell and suspect you may have symptoms caused by COVID-19.
- Students in residence should immediately notify the Lodge (telephone 01865 279120 / email firstname.lastname@example.org), leaving details of your test booking date and time and symptoms, your accommodation/ room number, and your telephone number. Your information will be handled with discretion but it is important that the College knows you are unwell with a suspected case.
- Staff should inform the Domestic Bursar (email@example.com) and the Domestic Bursar’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Academic staff should contact the Senior Tutor (email@example.com) with copy to the academic Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information is available on our page of Frequently Asked Questions for students with symptoms of COVID-19 as well as information about self-isolation and support available for students.
We encourage everyone to continue to check the University's Coronavirus webpages regularly to keep informed of the latest local advice. The webpages include detailed information for students and staff, including frequently asked questions.
You may also find the following sites useful:
- the Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the public
- Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do (on GOV.UK)
- Foreign Travel Advice
- NHS website
Any member of our community might find the Mind website helpful when coping in these difficult times.
The Queen’s College Library
The Library is open for Queen’s students who have been given permission to return to the University. However, the Library is not operating as normal and reflects the national lockdown that is in place. Please check the Library webpage for the latest information and contact email@example.com if you have any questions. Please stay at home unless your visit to the Library is absolutely essential.
We are offering click and collect and scanning services but our aim is to maintain a zero contact/ remote service provision as far as possible. Please make full use of online resources.
For details of arrangements in relation to the Archive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.