Welcoming you to Glenside campus

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We’ve been working hard to make Glenside as safe as possible for you as you start your health care studies with us.

Zones

We’ve created zones around the campus to manage the number of people in buildings, corridors and toilets at any one time. Buildings have designated entrance and exit points and if you need to move zone, you’ll need to exit one zone and enter another. Corridors are one-way and you’ll spot signage encouraging you to keep left and keep moving!

Shared spaces

We’re working on the basis of 2 metres social distancing in teaching rooms and catering spaces in line with government guidance.

Face masks, hand sanitiser and PPE

We would strongly recommend you wear a face mask when moving around inside campus buildings. You’ll spot hand sanitiser at key points. PPE will be provided for taught sessions where appropriate.

Breaks

You’re able to eat and drink in classrooms you’re taught in. Catering outlets will be open across campus, both internally and externally, with socially distanced queuing.

Please use the catering facility in the zone you will be in.

Meeting staff

Some academic staff will be hot-desking in offices but appointments with them will continue to be offered online. From w/c 14 September, the Information Point and Students’ Union will be available in The Students’ Union building. Head here for any queries you may have.

We’ve made these changes in the interest of keeping you as safe as possible, and hope you’ll respect the measures in place. In the meantime, why not spend a couple of minutes familiarising yourself with the campus map so you know where you’ll be heading on day one?

Your journey starts here

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We’re stoked that you’re here. You’ve made it this far and we bet you’re raring to go.

As you’ll be more than aware, University life will play out a little differently to how you imagined so we’ll make sure you’re prepared right from the get-go. Everyone here is on hand to get to know you and support you as you journey with us.

We’re sure you’ve got lots of things you’re excited about and also some things you might like some more clarity on. During Block 0 we’ll work with you to get you on the right path for the start of term. Before that, it’ll stand you in good stead if you can get yourself set up with all things IT. Noone likes a tech fail at a critical point, so we suggest getting all the digital admin done now!

The secret to success is actually pretty simple and it’s within you. By understanding your own motivations and taking the time to be self-reflective, you’ll be able to take ownership of both yourself and your studies. We’ve spent some time bringing together insight from lecturers and support staff which will help you develop the skills you need to be in control of your future. And from there you can choose a mindset to take you forward into this new stage of life. We reckon as a year group you guys are going to come out super resilient, adaptable and ready for anything!

We’ll be posting here weekly, so keep checking back. Follow us on social for the latest updates. Did we mention we have an app? You’ll want to download that too. Just search ‘UWE Bristol’. And if you have burning questions, our Information Point advisers are ready to answer them – no question is too big or small (and trust us, they’ve heard it all before!).

More next time!