SPILLING THE TEA ON CORONA...?
There's a lot of stuff going on in the world right now, and with that comes a lot of panic and additional stress on our mental health and wellbeing.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a place where you could go to access the information you need, while also having that information presented calmly and coherently? Then welcome to Brighton Students' Union Quarantea and Biscuits. We're here to support you during this confusing and disorientating time, providing you with up=to-date information about what we're doing as your Students' Union.
We know that your health and wellbeing can greatly impact how you perceive events happening around you, as well as having a serious impact on your University work. With this in mind, we wanted to provide a virtual space that enables you to not feel as isolated during the quarantine period - and enables you to receive support throughout this time.
How Does it work
We've broken this page into some bitesize chunks of goodness to help make the information more digestible. Additionally, we've also created a Facebook group that you can join if you are a student at Brighton University.
You'll find advice, guidance, and online events that BSU will be running in the upcoming weeks, such as tea & coffee group calls, health and wellbeing classes and creative workshops encouraging you to stay proactive during this time.
In the immortal words of High School Musical...
'We're all in this together!'
Looking to find out more about what the University is doing? Check out the most recent updates below:
As of Monday 27th April 2020
All University buildings (with the exception of residential halls) will be closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March until further notice
The University will be moving to alternative assessments rather than holding unseen, invigilated examinations next term
All planned campus-based events including Open Days, Applicant Days and Campus Tours are cancelled for the next three months
Any of our international/EU students who choose to travel home will be supported to continue with their studies
All non-essential international and UK travel and field trips are being cancelled
All current students will be able to progress or graduate, subject to achieving the required academic standard, and the impact of COVID-19 taken into account in the award of grades and degree classifications.
With social isolation slowly becoming more and more pushed form we wanted to provide some fun and positive content that you can enjoy at your leisure. Whether this is in the form of a music playlist, reading some funny blog posts, interacting with us on social media, or looking at the collection of funny pets that our staff team have ~ there's something for everyone that we hope will brighten your day even for a short while.
Fancy getting involved in the latest update to this campaign? Then take part in our newest online competition - Biscuit Box!
All you need to do is submit a video of an activity or lesson that you can teach/include other people in & let us know about it!
Rules can be read here.
You may have seen a few important updates from us in regards to COVID-19 and the many resources available to you that the team are now putting out. Worried you might not have access to the right information? Don't worry, we've listed them all here so that you can download a copy:
Are you a part of a Society, or a student looking to try out something new? Don't worry - you still can. A lot of our student-led Sports teams and Societies are still active on social media, so you can still reach out to them to find out what they're up to. We have also included the current advice that we are issuing to all societies and teams during this time.
Wondering who will be running a certain society next year? Why not check out our recent post about all successful candidates!
For questions or help, please contact
Have you recently been elected to run a society next year? Maybe your society is wondering what to do next year...WELL! Have you seen our Society Accreditation program? By completing parts of this gives you additional funding, so why not see what you can do next:
We know things are in the air right now with what is happening, but we have made sure to include an update section from our Activities Team so that you always know what's coming up!
- Why not enter in our Union Awards for a chance to win one of our Society titles!
- Following Government advice, we have closed our society spaces.
- Our regular societies newsletter will still be going out on the 3rd April 2020.
Handwashing, social distancing, buying only what you need and staying calm, we've all heard it thousands of times, but how can you help your mental health and those around you? Firstly, recognise that it's okay not to be okay. Secondly, remain calm - we have compiled plenty of resources and support for you below that we hope will help you to find some inner peace.
We may be out of our offices, but we are still here to help and listen through the mysterious land of data and code! Below is a collection of useful contacts if you need any support or help during this time:
Looking to get a response to a query you asked on social media? Maybe there's something else bothering you. Get in touch with the comms team:
It's important to stay connected with updates - be sure to follow our social media channels, check in on our webpage and read our e-newsletters:
- Facebook: @brightonstudentsunion
- Instagram: @subrighton
- Twitter: @subrighton
- Website: www.brightonsu.com
Do you need to have a chat with someone? Maybe you're worried about a friend or family member. Don't worry, you can always reach out to the BSU Support Team:
Want to know more about how the recent situation may affect your Society or Sports team? Maybe you're curious about how you can still get involved! Worry not, and contact the team below:
STUDENT VOICE TEAM
To keep things as normal as we can during these uncertain times, Brighton Students' Union will be continuing with their SU Elections.
If you have any questions in regards to the process, or have a question as a course representative, contact the team below:
The Students' Union and University are working hard to monitor the situation as it develops. To find out more about how this situation may impact your degree, please read the following where you can find up-to-date information and advice issued by the University.