5pm exams postponed today (Tuesday 1400 update)

The University of Bath is currently open as normal today (Tuesday 22 January).  Roads are clear and at the time of writing the bus companies are running a normal service.

However, snow is currently falling on campus and heavy snow is forecast for later this afternoon.

Examinations scheduled to take place at 5pm (previously 4:30pm) are therefore now postponed.

All examinations for the remainder of this week have been put back by 30 minutes from their originally scheduled start times (e.g. 9.30am exams to 10am, 1pm to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 5pm).

Some surfaces remain slippery/icy. Staff, students and visitors are advised to take great care when using paths and car parks on campus. Please be alert for slippery, wet floor surfaces in the entrances to buildings.

In the event of heavy snowfall this afternoon, staff are free to leave early.  Key operational staff will need to seek advice from their line manager.

The University’s guidance on staff attendance during severe weather conditions is available online.

The Sports Training Village will be closing at 6pm today.  We will be keeping under review whether it is possible for Fresh to remain open until its normal closing-time.

The Sports Café will close at 5.30pm, 4 West café at 6pm, Level 1 at 7pm and the Parade Bar at 8pm.

Heavy snow is forecast for Tuesday night.  An announcement will be posted on the University website by 7.30am on Wednesday morning to indicate whether or not the campus will be open and examinations taking place. The University's severe weather helpline (a recorded message) will also be updated on 01225 383200.

Rescheduled examinations

As previously communicated, the University is actively considering all possible options for new dates for those examinations which have already been postponed from Friday January 18th and (now) from today. All students affected are advised that a final decision on new dates will be made in consultation with the Students' Union as soon as is practical given the continuing uncertainty over the total number of examinations which may need to be rescheduled if the forecast of further heavy snow proves to be accurate and if the University is unable to function as normal on Wednesday 23rd January.  Rescheduled dates will be announced later this week.  Rescheduled exams will be not before 4 February.

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