The Brum Bulletin Wednesday 13 January 2021
We recognise the challenges facing students as a result of the pandemic, including financial challenges. We are pleased to confirm that we will be providing a 100% accommodation fee rebate for all University-operated and nominated partner student accommodation, covering an initial period from 11 January to 12 February 2021, for those students who have been asked by government not to return to campus and are therefore not using their rooms.
Students who qualify will have received more information from Accommodation Services.
Update from Accommodation
Please remember to follow the guidance to stop the spread of coronavirus, it’s more important than ever.
- Hands - wash frequently for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
- Face - wear a face covering indoors
- Space - stay at least 2 metres away from those not in your household or support bubble
Keeping Covid safe
Student Sorcha, talks about wellbeing and some of the activities you can get involved in at UoBe Festival. Bookings will open early next week.
Hear from Sorcha
Student Support Funding for students
The Enhanced Student Support Fund provides financial assistance for students during the pandemic. We have increased the value and revised the criteria, making it easier for students to receive support.
Apply for the SSF
Nightline Virtual Services
Nightline have created a virtual wellness pack for students, featuring tips on maintaining your mental and physical health. Nightline is a confidential listening service run by students for students.
Support from Nightline
Guidance for online assessments
Guidance for online assessments isavailable on the intranet. We know you may have concerns, so please direct any assessment queries to your School Office for support.
Find out more
Join the Forum for Global Challenges
The Institute for Global Innovation is looking for Student Representatives to get involved in shaping the forum's agenda, participate in online events and discussions on global issues.
Introducing the new China Link
China Link is a temporary new service to help students in mainland China get reliable and consistent access to University of Birmingham online resources.
Access China Link
Intranet top tip: Covid-19 FAQs
Keep up-to-date with the latest information relating to campus opening, returning to Birmingham, the testing process and your studies with these FAQs.
PG events calendar
The University Graduate School calendar is now live and open for registration (until Easter). Take a look here for PGT academic workshops, Shut Up and Work, free yoga and mindfulness sessions, and more!
PGRs: Images of Research
Can you capture your research project in a single image? The University Graduate School has launched their annual challenge for postgraduate researchers to communicate their research in a creative and innovative image. Applications open until 31 January, details of prizes and application guidance can be found here.
BMAG virtual tours
You can still enjoy Birmingham arts and culture during the lockdown Explore the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery online with a virtual tour.
Book your virtual tour
Win a Lego Old Joe
Answer this question by 18 January and you could win a Lego Old Joe courtesy of the Guild as part of UoBe Festival. Old Joe is home to what type of birds?
Enter the prize draw
- Join the Sport and Fitness Home Workout Hub. The Home Workout Hub, a range of free pre-recorded and live classes, is here to help keep you get healthy during lockdown. The team at UoB Sport & Fitness have come together to provide a variety of your favourite fitness classes, from Body Pump to Yoga. To access the Hub sign up using the web form.
Officer Elections are the biggest student election at UoB! It’s your chance to decide who will lead your Guild of Students during the next academic year! This is your chance to do things differently. Applications open on Monday 25 January, but you can register your interest now, to find out more details, or even recommend a friend who you think would make a great Officer. Visit the Guild website to find out more!