18th March 2020
During this difficult time for all our students, we want to assure you that we are working with the University of Northampton to keep you updated on the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19). We are following the official advice regarding social distancing and will be closing the Engine Shed on Friday 20th March 2020 until Monday 20th April 2020, although this may change.
We have to make the health and wellbeing of our members and the community we exist within our primary concern. The governments advice is to avoid unnecessary travel, social gatherings including pubs, clubs, restaurants and theatres to help stop the virus from spreading. The most important thing you can do is to continue washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put this in the bin and wash your hands.
We would advise our students to check the following official advice from Public Health England (PHE) here which is regularly updated and you can also use the NHS COVID-19 screening webpage here for more guidance, which is suitable for all ages.
Can I still contact the SU?
Our service staff will still be here to offer support and guidance online. This means our staff won’t be available face-to-face but we will be providing updated communication via our website, email and on our social media channels. Please see below for our contact details;
Sport – [email protected]
Societies – [email protected]
Advocacy – [email protected]
Democracy – [email protected]
Advice – [email protected]
General Enquires – [email protected]
President - [email protected]
VP Welfare - [email protected]
VP Union Development - [email protected]
VP Black, Minority, Ethnic (BME) - [email protected]
You can follow us on Facebook - @UONSU
Instagram - @northampton_su
Twitter - @northampton_su
Will SU events still go ahead?
All our SU events, awards, activities and training is cancelled with immediate effect until 30th April 2020. The health and wellbeing of our students is our primary concern. For more information click here. The Platform Club is also closed for the foreseeable future and you can follow the club on social media for updates.
The University will be updating their Situation Update pages on their website where you can find all the latest information about timescales for when the University will reopen and we will also be keeping you informed via our channels and this page.