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Arrangements for HM The Queen’s State Funeral

Arrangements for HM The Queen’s State Funeral

Monday 19 September has been declared a bank holiday for the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The University will be observing the bank holiday. This means that most of the University will close and many University services will not be available. This will affect course induction schedules and Welcome Week activities on Monday 19 September, which will not be running as planned.

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We may need to make some last minute changes to course induction schedules and timetables. We’ll email your Hallam email account with any changes to course induction schedules. And we’ll update your timetable in Blackboard. 

To make sure you’re totally in the know, ensure you’ve activated your university IT account. And please keep checking your emails and your timetable. 

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Changes to course induction schedules

All course induction sessions scheduled for Monday 19 September, either face-to-face or online, will not take place. 

You should receive an email to your Hallam email account by the morning of Saturday 17 September with any changes to your induction schedule. Please keep checking your university email account.

If you have a session scheduled for Monday 19 September and you don’t receive an email, please don’t worry, just don’t attend the session. Please attend any sessions on your schedule from Tuesday 20 September onwards.

Some face-to-face sessions may be replaced with pre-recorded videos. Please watch any videos that are either emailed to you or are on your course induction schedule. 

Course induction schedules

Changes to timetables

Timetables for new students will be published on Monday 19 September. You can access your timetable on Blackboard in My Timetable. If you notice an issue with your timetable, please contact Hallam Help

If you’re a returning student, or on a small number of courses which have already started, you can already access your timetable in Blackboard. All teaching scheduled for Monday 19 September will not take place. Please keep checking your timetable where it will be updated over the course of this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

University services on Monday 19 September

Many students will be in a new city and home for the Queen’s State Funeral on Monday. 

The University will be observing the bank holiday so the majority of staff will not be working. However, our campus will be open in a limited way to enable students to come together.

The funeral will be live streamed in lecture theatres at both City and Collegiate Campuses between 10am and 1pm:

  • Dorothy Fleming Lecture Theatre in Charles Street Building on City Campus
  • Heart of the Campus Lecture Theatre on Collegiate Campus

Social spaces and catering will be open to provide refreshments and social space:

  • The Atrium Level 5 Owen Building on City Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm
  • Charles Street café on City Campus from 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Heart of the Campus café on Collegiate Campus from 8.30am-5.00pm

Staff and student ambassadors will be available to help around campus.

Accommodation Services will be open and available to provide support.

Libraries will be open 24/7 and Library Chat will continue to be available as part of the library online.

Colleagues from the Multifaith Chaplaincy will be located near the live streaming venues.

Welcome Week events

All Welcome Week activities and events will start on Tuesday 20 September. We’re busy updating our events schedule, so please check back later in the week. 

We’re updating our Welcome Week schedule

Student and Academic Services that will be closed on 19 September

  • Academic Services: all services 
  • Campus Services: nursery, print and sport 
  • Library Services: research, resources, skills and systems (exceptions above) 
  • Student Support Services: all services (exceptions above) 
  • Technical Operations, Resources and Services (TORS): all services 

This will be a time of reflection and sadness for many. There are University support services available, so please do get in contact if you need support.

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