Anglia Ruskin University's lectures to be suspended
Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge has announced it is to suspend lectures and move all of its teaching online from next week.
In a statement published today (Monday, march 16) a spokesperson for the university confirmed that some students and staff members were already self isolating although none of the has been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19.
They added that student accommodation would remain available for those who wanted to stay, as would the library.
The spokesperson added: “All of ARU’s teaching and learning will move online from Monday, 23 March. For those students who wish to stay on our campuses, accommodation and facilities, such as the library and open access study areas, will remain open.
“Procedures are in place if any students need to self-isolate while on campus. A number of students and staff are taking the precaution of self-isolating, none of whom have been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19.
“Where possible ARU staff will work from home from 23 March. Our applicant day, scheduled for Saturday, 21 March has been postponed and all of ARU’s public-facing activities will be suspended from 23 March onwards in order to ensure the welfare of students, staff and the wider community during this difficult period.”
In a tweet, the university said that the “health and wellbeing” of the ARU community was their “top priority”.
The university's Mumford Theatre has also suspended all events planned for this week.
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