Coronavirus News

Last Updated: 26 March 2020

The health and wellbeing of our students, colleagues, and visitors is our top priority.

Key points

  • We have decided to move our on-campus educational delivery to a virtual learning, teaching and assessment environment, commencing Monday 23rd March.
  • Staff and faculty are now required to remain at home and work remotely.
  • The Research Conference scheduled for April 2nd has been postponed indefinitely.
  • Our Summer Conference will now be going virtual! Please check our Summer Conference event page for more details.
  • We are currently anticipating that all other published events at the School will go ahead as planned unless notified to the contrary.
  • The advice from Public Health England is that overall risk to the UK population is “high.”
  • Our plans and actions will be updated as appropriate, following Government and Public Health England guidance.

For further information on the UK government’s Coronavirus action plan, visit the Coronavirus Action plan webpage on GOV.UK

For students

All teaching will be delivered online via Zoom and the LST VLE with effect from Monday 23rd March. If you are a student, your lecturers will be in touch with more information in due course.

If you are an international student and you are unable to return home, please contact Fred D’Lima, the Facilities Manager, to discuss your accommodation needs and to see whether they can be accommodated. If you need to leave early because of increased travel restrictions, please do so, but inform your Programme Administrator before leaving the College.

The library is now closed.

At this moment, we have no plans to change the date of Graduation (27th June), so please plan for this date.

For staff and faculty

We shall be introducing working from home from Monday 23rd March, so please be in contact with your line manager to start discussing the practicalities and the expectations of LST.

Information for school leavers and applicants under the age of 21

We are aware of the impact that school closures will have on GCSE and A-Level results and we will be taking that into consideration when assessing applications for the coming academic year.

We understand that the current situation will be causing uncertainty. Please be assured that we will regularly keep you updated as new information is made available and further details from the UK Government and examination boards have been confirmed.

If you have any questions regarding applications, please email us at admissions@lst.ac.uk

Health actions for students, colleagues and visitors

All students, colleagues and visitors are advised to follow official guidance from Public Health England.

Visitors are not allowed on site till further notice.

Other health actions to keep in mind are:

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and dispose of any used tissues in the bin and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home).
  • Stay 2 metres away from other people.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home for at least 20 seconds.

Prayer

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:5-6

One of the great privileges of the Christian life is being able to bring our concerns to the Lord in prayer. We pray not to a God who is far away and insensitive to our needs, but to a Father who is near and who loves us. What’s more, as God’s people we can support each other in prayer. In uncertain times we can rely on the constancy of God and the prayers of the saints.

So let’s pray for each other. Our pastoral team would love to hear from you with any specific prayer requests you have – email us on pastoral.team@lst.ac.uk. If you would be happy for your request to be shared with the wider LST community, please do tell us when you email. God bless you.

Rev. Alison Atkinson
Chaplain

Alison Atkinson