Student and Staff Wellbeing

Coronavirus / Covid-19 - Updated Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The situation around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to change rapidly.

The latest advice, which is available on the Public Health England website, asks people to stay at home as much as possible. Current advice limits travelling outside of the home to shopping for basic essentials, exercise and/or to travel to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary.

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK has been provided on GOV.UK. Please look at this advice, which includes important information on social distancing and on those people who may be at higher risk.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The situation around the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continues to change rapidly.

The latest advice, which is available on the Public Health England website, asks people to stay at home as much as possible. Current advice limits travelling outside of the home to shopping for basic essentials, to do one form of exercise a day and/or to travel to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary.

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK has been provided on GOV.UK. Please look at this advice, which includes important information on social distancing and on those people who may be at higher risk.


Our Support for Students in Newcastle

We've put together a guide of all the support available for our students remaining in Newcastle.

Whether you need advice on how to keep fit, financial support, or careers advice, there's still someone for you to speak with. 

Find out more about the support available


Health and Wellbeing Support Services

All Student Health and Wellbeing support services remain available and are now being delivered remotely using telephone or video call. 

For pastoral support please contact: pastoral.support@ncl.ac.uk

Support is also available from our specialist disability teams using the email addresses below:

You can also find advice and support on the Student Minds website.



Poem of the week

Grace

I think of Wind and her wild ways the year we had nothing to lose and lost it anyway in the cursed country of the fox. We still talk about that winter, how the cold froze imaginary buffalo on the stuffed horizon of snowbanks. The haunting voices of the starved and mutilated broke fences, crashed our thermostat dreams, and we couldn’t stand it one more time. So once again we lost a winter in stubborn memory, walked through cheap apartment walls, skated through fields of ghosts into a town that never wanted us, in the epic search for grace.

Like Coyote, like Rabbit, we could not contain our terror and clowned our way through a season of false midnights. We had to swallow that town with laughter, so it would go down easy as honey. And one morning as the sun struggled to break ice, and our dreams had found us with coffee and pancakes in a truck stop along Highway 80, we found grace.

I could say grace was a woman with time on her hands, or a white buffalo escaped from memory. But in that dingy light it was a promise of balance. We once again understood the talk of animals, and spring was lean and hungry with the hope of children and corn.

I would like to say, with grace, we picked ourselves up and walked into the spring thaw. We didn’t; the next season was worse. You went home to Leech Lake to work with the tribe and I went south. And, Wind, I am still crazy. I know there is something larger than the memory of a dispossessed people. We have seen it.

Joy Harlo

for Darlene Wind and James Welch