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Coronavirus: update on campus facilities


 

Due to the current situation regarding coronavirus, there have been a number of changes to our campus facilities. Read below on how this might affect you.

 

Campus catering

With the exception of The Hub, all catering outlets on campus are now closed until further notice. The Hub remains open for breakfast (8.30-10am), lunch (12-1.30pm) and dinner (6-7.30pm) every week day and for lunch (12-2pm) and dinner (5-7pm) at weekends. The Hub is now cashless – you can pay for goods with your College card or credit card, but cash is not accepted.

If you are a catered student living in Halls, you will be required to sit apart from others.

Union Shop

The Union Shop will remain open from 8am-6pm, with tighter social distancing rules in place. If you use the shop, in accordance with the government’s guidance, please minimise the number of trips that you make in a day. Find out more about the Union Shop.

Sports centre

Following the UK government’s guidance on Friday 20 March, Royal Holloway Sport have closed all of their facilities and suspended all of their services.  Read more.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is closed until further notice. This includes the helpdesk and advice centre however, you will be able to book a virtual appointment with the advice centre team, and can contact the help desk at helpdesk@su.rhul.ac.uk. The Union Shop will remain open, with tighter social distancing rules in place. Find out more about the Union Shop and what places are affected.

Careers service 

The Careers Service in the Davison Building is currently closed for any face-to-face queries. The Careers team are continuing to deliver a range of services for students online, including appointments, workshops and events, as well as continuing to promote vacancies, volunteering opportunities and other careers resources. Keep an eye on the intranet for more information.

Wellbeing

Student Advisory & Wellbeing is currently closed for face-to-face appointments. They are continuing to provide the delivery of their support services online to meet the needs of students. This means they have transferred to remote, digital services with an offering of 1-2-1 engagement primarily through MS Teams, Skype or email. Find out more. 

Visitors' Centre

The Visitors' Centre is now closed until further notice. Alternative assistance will be at the Founders west reception FW40.

CeDAS

For personalised advice on academic writing, maths and numeracy, visit CeDAS Online. Their virtual 1:1 sessions will now be available until 8 April. 

Student Services Centre

The Student Services Centre is closed for any face-to-face queries, but are still operating a telephone service and will continue to respond to emails. They have revised their opening hours and are now only operating from 9am-5pm.

Library

In response to the government's announcement on Monday 23 March, the Davison Building is now closed, effective immediately. The Union Shop will remain open, with tighter social distancing rules in place, but all other services based within the building, such as Student Services Centre and careers and employability, can still be accessed online.

Please hold onto any books you have out on loan. Do not return them to the Library. You can find out more about our library support systems, and how to renew your books here.

Worship on campus

Following the government's announcement on 23 March, the Chapel is now closed.

Davison Building

Following the government's announcement on 23 March, the Davison Building is now closed. 

The Union Shop will remain open, with tighter social distancing rules in place, but all other services based within the building, such as Student Services Centre and careers and employability, can still be accessed online.

Find out more about the Union Shop.

Herringham Room

Following the government's announcement on 23 March, the Herringham Room is now closed until further notice.

Printers across campus

Due to the latest government measures, announced on 23 March, all printing facilities on campus are currently not available. 

Back gate 

Due to the measures put in place by the UK government on Monday 23 March, as a College we have decided to permanently close the back gate whilst these measures are in place to support staying at home and social distancing. The piggery gate on the A30 remains open, as does the Union Shop on campus.