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Here you will find the latest information for students as we respond to the latest government announcements. Please continue to check the Coronavirus tile on the myLTU app for further detail and full FAQs.

Can I return to campus this Academic Year?

What do the latest (19 July) changes in restrictions mean?

Will I still need to wear face coverings on campus after we reach Step 4 in the government roadmap out of lockdown?

Will I be offered tests?

What is open on campus for resident students?

Is the shuttle bus running?

Is the Library open?

Is the Media Centre open?

What support is available for students?

What is the Safety Net Policy and what does it mean for me?

Can I return to the Leeds Trinity campus this academic year?

We are currently working towards all students being able to return to in-person teaching on campus at the start of the Autumn term, subject to the prevailing situation and public health guidance at that time. In-person teaching will be supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities online and through digital teaching materials. As you would expect, we are also working to ensure that we are ready to continue to deliver an engaging student experience in all eventualities and in a safe and secure way. 

Please continue to check the myLTU coronavirus tile and FAQs for further updates. 

In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions or concerns about this update, please email info@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

What do the latest (19 July) changes in restrictions mean?

The latest lifting of the national restrictions means that we are currently working towards all students being able to return to in-person teaching on campus at the start of the Autumn term, subject to the prevailing situation and public health guidance at that time. In-person teaching will be supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities online and through digital teaching materials. As you may already be aware, we are also inviting all new and returning students to attend on-campus events during INTRO Week to provide opportunities for you to reconnect with the University and your peers face-to-face. As you would expect, we are also working to ensure that we are ready to continue to deliver an engaging student experience in all eventualities and in a safe and secure way.

As we move to Step 4, as the Prime Minister has emphasised, we will continue to take a cautious approach on campus for the time being to ensure a careful transition, particularly given the current high rates of local cases. Our approach as a University throughout the pandemic has been to put the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff first, and we will continue to do this. This approach has proved to be effective over the last 16 months and our community didn’t experience the large outbreaks which affected a number of other institutions. This means that, on campus for now, social distancing and the use of face coverings inside buildings will remain in place until the national and local impact of lifting all restrictions is clear. These measures will remain under continual review, based on government guidance (should that change in the coming weeks and months) and the local situation, and we will keep you updated.

Students accessing campus are still expected to take two Lateral Flow tests per week, via home testing or by collecting tests from the Fountains Court Common Room. This is currently available until Friday 30 July.

Check the Coronavirus tile on the myLTU app for details, or you can email questions to info@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Will I still need to wear face coverings on campus after we reach Step 4 in the government roadmap out of lockdown?

As we move to Step 4, as the Prime Minister has emphasised, we will continue to take a cautious approach on campus for the time being to ensure a careful transition, particularly given the current high rates of local cases. Our approach as a University throughout the pandemic has been to put the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff first, and we will continue to do this. This approach has proved to be effective over the last 16 months and our community didn’t experience the large outbreaks which affected a number of other institutions. This means that, on campus for now, social distancing and the use of face coverings inside buildings will remain in place, until the national and local impact of lifting all restrictions is clear. These measures will remain under continual review, based on government guidance (should that change in the coming weeks and months) and the local situation, and we will keep you updated. 

Will I be offered tests?

Staff and students accessing campus regularly are still expected to take two Lateral Flow tests per week to keep themselves and others safe, via home testing or by collecting tests from the Fountains Court Common Room. This is currently available until Friday 30 July.

What is open on campus for resident students?

Essential services on campus will continue to be provided such as security, emergency maintenance and basic cleaning of shared spaces (with cleaning products supplied to flats for residents to use) to support on-campus residents.

The Atrium Café will remain open for takeaway on weekdays from 10.00am – 3.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and the Dining Room is open for eat-in, weekdays 9.00am – 6.00pm, with no more than six people per table and all diners to register when using the area via track and trace.  

Trinity Fitness is open to students, staff members and existing community members. Classes will continue to run. The intention is still to open for group bookings from 1 August.

Is the shuttle bus running?

The shuttle bus stopped running on Friday 25 June and will resume service in September. Please see the Leeds Trinity website for the latest timetable.

Is the Library open?

The Library will remain open weekdays from 9.00am – 4.45pm. The click and collect service will continue in operation, with no access to open shelves. The study space bookings system will continue as at present. 

Students can continue to access a wide range of online library resources and eBooks via the Library website via the Library website.

Is the Media Centre Open?

The Media Centre will open weekdays from 9.00am – 5.00pm for booked use of facilities and collection/return of booked loan equipment.

What support is available for students?

We know this is a frustrating and challenging time, and we want to continue to support you as much as possible. All student support services can be accessed online and appointments booked via the myLTU app. The team is available to support you 9.00am – 10.00pm, seven days a week. You can also email your questions to info@leedstrinity.ac.uk and we will endeavour to answer them for you.

What is the Safety Net Policy and what does it mean for me?

The Safety Net Policy, introduced in January 2021, replaces the No Detriment Policy we introduced in response to the crisis situation we faced early last year.

It takes account of the fact that this year’s programmes, modules and assessments have been redesigned with the pandemic in mind, but includes additional support in regard to extensions to components for assessment, in recognition of the challenging circumstances students continue to face as a result of the pandemic. 

The Safety Net Policy includes two main provisions:

  1. Degree calculations
  2. Extensions to Components of Assessment

The policy covers the five ways of calculating degree outcomes already in place, with the guarantee that you will be awarded the best outcome from the five specified methods of calculating your degree.

We have increased the number of extensions which can be granted from 2 x 5 working days, to a maximum of 5 x 10 working days for Semester 2 components of assessments (not for assessments undertaken from Semester 1 unless a deferred opportunity has already been approved).  You can apply for extensions as normal via eVision and any extensions already used will be deducted from the maximum number of requests available (5 maximum). Note that late submission penalties will be applied for assessments submitted after the submission date of extensions granted. Students are strongly encouraged to speak to Module and/or Personal Tutors before making extension requests. You can read the full policy here.