COVID-19 Update - January 2021 image

Following the latest government announcement on Monday 4th January, we have had to make adjustments to some of our services. Please be assured that your Students’ Union is still here for you - your Sabbatical Officers and some SU staff may be working remotely but our commitment to you remains the same.  

SU Shop

We have regrettably decided to close the SU Shop in the interest of safety to staff. The shop will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

Whilst the SU is independent of the University, we continue to work closely with the University to ensure students are offered as much support as possible. Food and essential groceries can be ordered and delivered to your door via the University Meet, Drink + Eat App.

As with the previous lockdown, we will continue to monitor the situation with colleagues in the University Student Wellbeing team to ensure that no student is left without food or essential supplies.

SU Bar and SU Reception

We hoped to reopen the SU Bar & Kitchen following the winter break, however the new national lockdown means the Bar will remain closed and the SU Reception is also now closed for the foreseeable future.

SU Advice Centre

Your Students’ Union Advice Centre continues to operate remotely, offering free, confidential advice and support. Please email [email protected] for general wellbeing support, help with academic issues, housing queries, sexual health advice or if you would just like someone to talk to. Or you can join our weekly online drop-ins every Wednesday anytime between 1pm and 4pm. More information is here.

Clubs and Societies

Unfortunately, in person club and society activity is unable to resume for the time being, however we are continuing to support our clubs and societies and their online activities. We are grateful for the hard work of all committee members who are continuing to provide a great experience for their members despite the difficult circumstances. 

Membership of clubs and societies is now free until at least semester 2. Membership fees for semester 2 are under review and we will provide an update once the current situation becomes clearer.

Wellbeing and Events 

“Zoom fatigue” is very prevalent at the moment, however, it is important for our wellbeing that we stay connected with the outside world right now, even if it means doing another video call. We are currently working on a programme of online social and wellbeing events and activities, working alongside our clubs and societies. More information will be available soon.

And we will continue to use our Facebook community Bath Spa SU Social Space to help you to stay connected - be sure to join if you haven’t already!