Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the evening of 23rd March, St Mary’s University, Twickenham and all buildings are now closed.
The only University operations that will remain are those that are vital to support remaining residential students who are unable to leave their accommodation, and the University is liaising directly with the staff and students affected to ensure compliance with Government guidance.
This does not impact on teaching, which will continue being delivered online following St Mary’s earlier decision to transition to online delivery of programmes. All other operations will move to remote delivery where possible.
The closure extends to all off-campus locations, such as the Teddington Lock sports campus, the Naylor Library and The Exchange in Twickenham.
Speaking of the closure, interim Vice-Chancellor Dave Hartnett said, “We have taken this decision to help implement yesterday’s directive from the Prime Minister. At this time, the health and wellbeing of our staff and students, and their families, is of paramount importance. We have already prepared for a transition to the online delivery of programmes, and now all other staff who are not vital to support our residential students who need to remain on site will work remotely, and we are supporting them in this transition.”
Further information is available on our website here, for students on SIMMSpace and on Staffnet for staff.