Below is a summary of the work that we are focusing on in response to the issues in relation to Covid-19. We are really keen to hear your views and if there isn’t covered then please let us know and we will do our best to address your concerns
The university has been working really hard to make campus a safe place to be. They have implemented one-way systems with clear directional signage, hand-sanitising stations, the option to wear face coverings, and lecture rooms and classrooms have been socially distanced. Your SU facilities have also introduced protective measures to make sure everyone is safe.
Over 1000 international students call UWL their home away from home. Here at UWLSU, we’re so happy to have you and we do everything we can to make sure you’re welcomed in with open arms! We run a dedicated international induction, with several exclusive international student events throughout the academic year.
Want to connect with people who understand what it feels like to be studying so far from home? Come and join our international society! We’re dedicated to supporting you to have the best time possible at your new home, so get in touch and get involved.
UWL are introducing their UWL Flex programme, which is a blended learning approach of face to face and online teaching. This means that you have flexibility over how you learn during the pandemic, so if you are unable to come to campus the university will be able to support your learning remotely and online.
Student parent and carers
It’s been particularly tough for our students with caring responsibilities since the start of lockdown. The juggling act of being a student/parent has become one of being a student/parent/teacher/entertainer/coach/superhero. It’s enough to leave anyone exhausted!
Our team at the SU understands the energy it takes to fill so many roles at once. We also understand that your needs will change from one day to the next. That’s why we’re committed to providing the support you need, when you need it. Let us know what you need via our course reps, advice service, or just by popping by our front desk. We’re listening and ready to give you the support you deserve!
Access to computers/internet
The world has gone online. Quizzes moved from pubs to Zoom and your lectures went from classrooms to your laptops. Even though you may decide to return to campus, online access is more important than ever. Each UWL campus has several banks of public computers available for student use. Every campus has computers available in the library.
Our Ealing and Brentford campuses also have computer banks located around campus, and dedicated computer labs with specialist software. Every computer can be accessed using your student login credentials. Don’t have access to a computer at home, but can’t come into campus? We’ve got you! UWL IT services have been connecting students to laptops in need of a home all summer. Just click here to get in contact and see what support the university can offer you.
Black Lives Matter
We are really proud to support this movement which has given a voice to so many needing to be heard. Here at UWLSU, we work tirelessly to make sure that students from all walks of life are represented in all areas of academic life and work in close partnership with the university to make change a reality.
We are committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, along with every student affected by systemic oppression. We understand that the journey to equality is a marathon, not a sprint. So, we will continue to listen, learn, and do everything we can to support our BIPOC students.