Our levels of operation

Keele University has implemented a five-stage system (similar to the Government’s alert system) that will define what studying at Keele will be like for the 2020/21 academic year. The stage that we are at will dictate which facilities and services will be open, and to what extent.

Our current level of operation: level 4

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Education

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Research

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Accommodation

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Campus services

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Student services / SU

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Following the prevailing government guidelines. (DfE Tier 4) Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines.

Level 5 side Level 5

Mainly online, with separate arrangements for NHS placements, lab and clinical training. (DfE Tier 3) All but essential Covid-19 related activities are suspended As directed by government guidance A small number of essential services remain open All services are online, with emergency on-call arrangements in place

Level 4 side Level 4

Blended approach with both on-line and in situ small group delivery of a minimum of 1 hr per week per student, based on clear risk assessments and Tier 2 guidance from the Department of Education and regulatory bodies. (DfE Tier 2) Return of research activities requiring access to laboratories and facilities, including the return of PGR students requiring these facilities Small households of no more than 8 in on campus accommodation following prevailing guidelines relating to interactions between households Covid Secure core services available to all, in line with prevailing government requirements regarding provision of services Covid Secure services available to all, in line with prevailing government requirements regarding provision of services

Level 3 side Level 3

Blended approach with both on-line and in situ small group delivery of typically no more than 1-3 hrs per week per student, based on clear risk assessments, Tier 1 guidance from the Department of Education and regulatory bodies. (DfE Tier 1) As for level 4 Available to support student need; small households of up to 8 formed in halls of residence As for level 4 As for level 4

Level 2 side Level 2

Larger group sessions to resume when safe, following Covid-secure guidelines Return of all research activities that require on-campus facilities Full return of accommodation Delivery of socially distanced services transitioning to full operations Delivery of socially distanced services transitioning to full operations

Level 1 side Level 1

All physical classes to resume, alongside a new digital flexible delivery model Research activities continue Full return to normal accommodation levels Return to normal service operation Return to normal service operation