Covid-19/Coronavirus: Student Update 16th March

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Communication from the RGU Senior Management Team has reached students, staff and the Students’ Union in relation to the developing Covid-19/Coronavirus situation and to advise that a number of adjustments will be made to the teaching and assessment arrangements across the University.

The most significant of these adjustments involves the suspension of teaching effective Tuesday 17th March, with alternative teaching and assessment procedures from 23rd March. During this time, the campus will remain open and the Union office on Union Way will operate as normal (opening hours 9am-5pm).

However, this will have an impact on a number of upcoming Students’ Union events and activities, as outlined below:

  • Live Right Housing Fair (Tuesday 17th March)
    Unfortunately this event has been cancelled and it is unlikely that we will be in a position to reschedule for a later date this year.
  • Granite City Challenge (Wednesday 18th March)
    This event has been postponed. We hope to work with Aberdeen University Students’ Association to reschedule however this will depend on the ever-changing situation regarding Covid-19.
  • Student Election Nomination Submissions (5th-19th March)
    Paper nomination forms can still be submitted to the Union office on Union Way as usual, however from Tuesday 17th March it will be possible to submit an online nomination through the Union website at More details will be available tomorrow (Tuesday) regarding this. In the meantime you can contact our Student Elections team to find out more by emailing The deadline for all nomination submissions will remain Thursday 19th March at 2pm.
  • Student Election Question Time (23rd March)
    This event has been cancelled, however our Student Elections team are working to schedule online solutions which will provide students with the opportunity to hear from, and question, this year’s candidates. More information will be available very soon.
  • Student Election Voting (23rd-27th March)
    This will take place as originally planned through the Union website at
  • Chat Comment Change Feedback Drop-in (Tuesday 17th March)
  • Student Voice Forum (Wednesday 9th April)
    Unfortunately these two events have been cancelled. Our team of Student Presidents and Vice Presidents are working to schedule online solutions which will give students the opportunity to receive any necessary updates and provide feedback.

The University has released a comprehensive list of FAQ’s which can be found on the RGU website at, and covers a number of subjects including study/teaching arrangements and student support services.

Over the coming days we will be directly contacting students, societies and clubs who have events scheduled to take place in the near future to discuss your arrangements, and the Union team will be on hand to support with any questions or queries relating to this.

The Covid-19 situation is changing daily, and as such we will follow all possible Governmental advice and guidance from Senior Management at the University to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students at RGU.

Ursula OjijiPresident (Communication & Democracy)
Emmanuel AkerelePresident (Education & Welfare)
Kieran MatthewsPresident (Sport & Physical Activity)


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