Accommodation Services Updates
Stay up to date with the latest information from Accommodation Services
19 FEBRUARY 2021 - Return to Residence/Rent Rebate Update
Scottish Government advice remains that most students should not travel to term-time accommodation at this point, and it is unlikely travel will be allowed before the beginning of March. There remain some exceptions to this advice for:
- those who remained over the winter break,
- those whose attendance is critical and whose education cannot be delivered remotely or postponed, essential placements, or for reasons of student wellbeing,
- and for a small number of students with a time-sensitive element to their course who are able to travel from 15 February.
The most recent update regarding the wider ‘stay at home’ messaging indicates that a framework detailing the exit out of the current lockdown restrictions is expected to be published week commencing 22nd February. Once we have further updates from Scottish and UK Governments, we will reopen the application process for further rent rebates, for those in a University accommodation contract who continue to remain at home. These rebates will date from 16th February.
Thank you for your patience.
10 FEBRUARY 2021 - Rent Rebate Deadline Update
The deadline for eligible students to apply for a rent rebate for the period 4th January 2021 to 15th February 2021 was Monday 8th February.
If you missed this deadline or have queries about your eligibility for a rent rebate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 JANUARY 2021 - Useful links for Lockdown 2021
Lockdown 2021 – Useful Links
Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes.
- wear a face covering
- only go out if necessary and avoid crowded places
- clean hands and surfaces regularly
- Maintain a prudent 2m distance from people outside your household/extended household
- A maximum of 2 people, aged 12 and over, can meet outdoors for a permitted purpose, if they are not from the same household.
- self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
- download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app
More details can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/
Living Support Team
Your Living Support Team are here for you and can support you through a wealth of scenarios.
Full details for the Living Support office hours at your residence can be found here: https://www.uofgliving.co.uk/office-hour-at-the-residences_131149.
Gatehouse Security: Communal 0141 330 4282 or Emergency 0141 330 4444
Safezone App: A must have for every member of staff and student at the UofG, the SafeZone App is an app that is monitored 24 hours a day by the UofG Security team ensuring the safety and security of our staff and students - whether it be on campus, at halls or anywhere in between.
The SafeZone App is a way of helping ensure staff and students feel safe and secure throughout their time at UofG.
Download the app: https://www.safezoneapp.com/
Message from CaPS (Counselling and Psychological Service)
During this difficult and challenging period, it is important we all take the time to look after our mental health. Below we have gathered some information and advice on ways for both staff and students to manage their mental health during this time.
The World Health Organisation has issued Three Key Messages for managing mental health in relation to the Coronavirus:
- Avoid watching, reading or listening to news that could cause you anxiety or distress
- Seek information mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself
- Seek Information updates at specific times once or twice during the day.
If you feel you would benefit from speaking to someone about these external services are available:
CaPS contact details: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/counselling/
Phone: 0141 330 4528 or email: email@example.com
Student Representative Council
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council is an independent, student-led organisation, recognised as the representative body for students registered at The University of Glasgow.
The Advice Centre is an advice, information and representation service provided by the SRC for all Glasgow University students.
The Advice Team have put together some information based on their most common enquiries during the current COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll find guidance and information on a wide range of issues such as academic appeals, formal and informal complaints, employment rights and financial support
SRC contact details: https://www.glasgowstudent.net/advice/healthsafetywellbeing/advice-covid-19/ and the Advice Centre can offer you an online appointment via Zoom or Teams. Get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Government restrictions now apply. To allow us to keep the Library open, there will be no access to bookshelves but you can still access the electronic collections: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/specificsearch/
To allow for physical distancing, there are a significantly reduced number of seats available. You can check how busy the Library is at the Library entrance and in the Library Information section of the UofG Life App or online here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/apps/timetable/#/login
Opening hours: Monday 10:00 - 20:00, Tuesday - Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Peer Wellbeing Support
Peer Wellbeing Support is a confidential, student-led listening service. It allows students to talk!
There is no issue too small for Peer Wellbeing Support. Opening up and talking to someone is one of the most effective ways to keep good mental health and can stop your problems becoming overwhelming. Supporters are there to listen and help you explore how you are feeling with empathy and without judgement. They will not tell you what to do. The benefit of speaking with trained, fellow students is the understanding of shared experiences.
You can have a quick 10 minute chat or stay up to an hour - this is your decision.
To book a session go to: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/peersupport/book/