You and your community
Page last updated: 11 January 2021
You are part of NTU, and we are a community built on respect. We're a community that supports one another to do the right thing. But this is bigger than NTU, you are a member of the wider Nottinghamshire community and we all need to work together to keep our University, city and country safe.
Wearing a face covering
Wearing a face covering helps to protect you and those around you from COVID-19.
The Government now advices that face coverings should be used in all higher education learning environments, providing their use does not impact teaching and learning. All students should please wear face coverings when in class and on campus.
Some of our community are exempt from wearing a face covering for reasons which may not be visible, so please let’s be kind and trust one another to do the right thing.
If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering please let your tutor know. You may also feel more comfortable showing something that says you are exempt. We have free signifier lanyards available from reception desks on campus, or you could buy a Hidden Disabilities card. The gov.uk site also offers advice on exemption cards if you’d like to find out more.
Please remember to always bring your own face covering with you when you come on to campus. Thank you for helping to keep our NTU community safe.
Help keep your community safe
This academic year it’s more important than ever that we all act responsibly and consider our impact on the community around us. We’re incredibly proud of you and your positive contribution to the communities in which you live, study and work, from volunteering to simply being good neighbours.
Our local neighbourhoods are keen to welcome students back to Nottingham – but we need to keep them safe by respecting social distancing and meeting government guidelines.
As of 5 January 2021 the Government has announced that England is to be placed under tighter national restrictions, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Under national restrictions our campuses remain open for essential activities to support those students who need us. Our COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing is available to students continuing in-person teaching.
We are still very much here to support all our students. Our Student Support Services team can offer practical advice on a range of subjects, including your finances, and have experienced staff who can offer mental wellbeing and emotional support.
Helping keep you safe
It is also important to comply with the NHS Test and Trace and NTU’s Coronavirus tracking systems so that you and others can be informed if there is a positive case of COVID-19 and take any necessary steps. So, remember to scan the QR codes at our venues and foot outlets as part of the NHS Test and Trace system, and fill in our NTU Coronavirus tracking form if you need to self-isolate.
Please be considerate of your neighbours and your community by behaving as a good citizen, keeping noise levels low and adhering to government advice around social distancing.
Your behaviour, your noise and your decisions have consequences for the families and residents around you. And this year, due to COVID-19, your considerate behaviour could also be critical to the wellbeing and safety of your local community.
Student Code of Behaviour
NTU has measures in place to protect you and others both inside and outside the University, we also advise you to follow government guidelines with regards to social distancing and the use of face coverings.
As a student at NTU you will be aware of the Nottingham Trent University Student Charter, which is accepted by all students at the point of joining the University. The Student Charter is founded on respect, integrity and clear communications, and captures what the University expects of you.
Alongside this sits the Student Code of Behaviour, which outlines how NTU expects you to behave. This includes:
- Treat students and colleagues equally and respectfully, in the spirit of equality and diversity, and creating an inclusive university community;
- Ensure a safe and secure environment in accordance with Health and Safety standards;
- Treat staff and fellow students with dignity and respect;
- Commit to the terms and conditions of being a Nottingham Trent University student;
- Respect the physical and online environment of the University, including learning, social and living accommodation and behave respectfully towards our neighbours as a responsible member of the local community.
The vast majority of students make an active and positive contribution, but anyone found to be in breach of the Student Code of Behaviour could face disciplinary action that may result in a warning, a fine, or – in serious cases – suspension or expulsion from the University.
Breaking COVID guidance
If you are reported to us for breaking COVID guidance then you could expect to receive a warning letter and a fine of up to £500.
Examples of breaking COVID guidelines include:
- If you have unauthorised guest(s) at your place of residence
- Failure to self-isolate
- Organising or attending a party
- Recording or sharing videos of parties on social media
- If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice from the local authorities
- Abusive or aggressive behaviour
Multiple breaches will result in escalating fines, a final written warning and/or an investigation. Depending on the severity of the incident you may also receive a suspension from your University studies, followed by a referral to a Serious Disciplinary Panel which could result in permanent expulsion from University.
These are just examples and the sanction imposed will depending on the circumstances and may be increased.
Useful links and contacting us
- Read the Student Code of Behaviour
- Read the Nottingham Trent University Student Charter
- Know your rights, visit our terms and conditions
To learn more about the support available to all NTU students please visit our StudentHub.
If you’ve got a question about being on campus please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm and 10 am – 4 pm at weekends.
Help keep yourself, your friends and your local community safe by following Government guidelines on self-isolating, social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings (in shops, public transport and on campus) and limiting the number of people you have contact with at any one time.