The Autumn Term will start on 28 September 2020, with a wholly online welcome week / study weekends starting the w/c 21 September 2020.
We will continue to follow the Scottish Government’s COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making throughout our planning process and we’ll continue to monitor the advice and guidance as the new term date approaches.
Some parts of the SRUC may return to our offices sooner or later than this date. This will be determined following advice from local and national governments.
We continue to work within government guidelines to ensure both the welfare and safety of our students and colleagues together with ensuring business continuity.
Your tutors and lecturers are still here to support and guide you via email, and on the phone. This applies to both FE and HE students.
Until you are told otherwise, please continue to work towards all assessment and exam dates. We are focusing on alternative delivery methods and mechanisms for assessment and are looking at how we will enable those with practical assessments next term to complete these.
This temporary suspension does not affect Post-Graduate Researchers (PGR); your research projects will continue as usual, but please of course continue to exercise good judgement in terms of following the government guidelines and look out for your colleagues and friends.
This also means that the forthcoming Postgraduate Research Conference will be cancelled.
This is all part of a phased and managed approach, which will help us to navigate through a difficult and unpredictable situation for SRUC.
If you develop symptoms, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and we will of course do our best to support you.
If you're a student or applying to study with us
- Advice for the SRUC staff is on a new intranet page
- General advice from the Government
- General advice from the NHS
- Mental health advice for students affected by Coronavirus
SAC Consulting offices are open and operating, however we ask our customers to continue contacting us by phone or email. Whilst some staff are in the office, most are working from home and some are out on farms. We continue to have unreliable access to post so if you need to share information with us, please do so by e-mail or other digital tools rather than by post.
We recognise this is a critical period for our customers and we have been able to, and continue to, deliver our full ranges of services. SAC Consulting values the support and understanding of its customers at this difficult time.
Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme
Veterinary and Analytical Services
The Veterinary Services team is now operating a skeleton staff at each of its sites, with work being prioritised for statutory disease, animal welfare, serious disease outbreaks, potential food safety incidents and potential new or emerging diseases.