Latest Government guidance
Updated 25th February 2022. All links in this section open in a new window.
Government guidance on Coronavirus has changed after the publication of their 'Living with Covid' plan. This included the following:
New Self-isolation guidance
From 24 February, the Government will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. In addition, the Government will no longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days and routine contact tracing will end.
Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.
Staff, children and young people (including Higher Education) who are contacts should attend their education settings as usual. This includes staff who have been in close contact within their household unless they are able to work from home.
COMING SOON: An NHS pop-up vaccination clinic, in partnership with Medway Council, will be offering Pfizer Covid-19 booster vaccinations, and 1st or 2nd dose jabs, to students and staff on the Medway campus on the 7th and 8th March. Click here for more information.
For other University updates regarding Covid, visit gre.ac.uk/coronavirus.
These are common queries we've been getting from you and other students - we'll update with further common queries and information as it becomes available.
Last updated 25th February 2022.
Specific information relating to your course will be available from your Faculty, including arrangements for placement students. You should be able to access your timetable at https://timetable.gre.ac.uk.
The University have an Accommodation Promise that applies. This means that if your course has moved completely online and you are not using your room, hall fees will be refunded for the period.
The University will keep this under review as the Government reviews lockdown arrangements. Any additional information will be circulated by the University Accommodation Services.
See What's On and open in our What's On calendar. We have a range of events and activities running now on all three campuses, such as GSUMove and StressBusters.
Our outlets - our Village Shop on the Avery Hill campus is open Monday-Friday; Lower Deck is open Monday-Friday from 8am. It's now serving Change coffee, breakfast and lunch, 8am-3pm, and it's usual lunch and drinks deals from 12pm. The Deep End in Medway is open from 12pm each weekday.
Advice - if you need confidential support, our advisors can help with issues such as finances, housing, academic issues, health & wellbeing or any other issues, contact our Advice Team at greenwichsu.co.uk/advice. We also have a range of events through our StressBusters programme to help you tackle stress and improve your wellbeing while you learn from home. See the events on offer on our website.
The multifaith space in Greenwich is open.
Avery Hill is also re-open for private faith practice. Medway spaces are not re-open yet.
The University has a range of support available, which is all listed below.
1. The Greenwich Hardship Fund - Home and EU students only
A grant of up to £4,000. Applicants must be in receipt of a student finance maintenance loan. We will look at their income and expenditure and if the student has a shortfall, we pay a percentage of it. Students are required to provide lots of information, and it can take a while to process. If we are provided all the information requested, it will take no longer than 7 working days to assess the student for hardship.
2. The Commuter Bursary - Home and EU students only
The bursaries are worth 50% of your monthly commuting cost between home and university up to £1,000 per academic year. Students apply for this by completing a hardship fund application, and must have a household income of £25,000 or below.
3. Debt Advice
Students in debt, or need specialist money advice – including consumer credit advice (mortgages, credit cards, loans etc) can contact Woolwich Citizens Advice on 020 8309 8684. All student can use this service.
If you Covid symptoms, firstly don't panic. Start self isolating, and report it to the University. All members of our household must self-isolate until you have a negative test result.
If you live in University halls, the Accommodation team there can help you. For anyone self-isolating wherever you are, there is some good advice online at nhs.uk. Mental health charity MIND have some guides to support your welfare whilst isolating, or studying/working from home - mind.org.uk.
We have included a link to the University Policies below.
Due to the major disruption being announce we understand more students are looking to make a complaint. Please find the complaints procedure below.