Staying safe during adverse weather: University arrangements

With the likelihood of snow in the coming days, please familiarise yourself with the arrangements that the University has in place.

Travel to campus

If the University is not open as normal on a given day this will be confirmed by 0730 on:

  • the University’s website external and student homepages
  • Facebook (uniofbath)
  • Twitter (@uniofbath)
  • University's severe weather helpline 01225 383200 as a recorded message

On campus

The University is committed to ensuring that campus is safe and accessible as far as is practicable during adverse weather.

Colleagues from the Department of Estates will start salting and clearing the campus from early in the morning when there is snow and ice. For more see the Estates’ web pages.

Take care when walking around campus, thoroughfares and stairways can become slippery even with gritting if snow settles or thaws and refreezes:

  • Walk – don’t run. Wear non-slip footwear. Allow more time for your journey, just as you would if driving
  • Try to leave hands free to aid balance and protect against falls
  • Stick to footpaths and avoid steep banks and inclines
  • Take care when walking or cycling up and down hills.

On no account attempt to walk on areas of frozen water, including the lake, which is extremely hazardous.

The usual advice on river safety is even more important in severe cold.

Please also see our guidance on staying safe and well during adverse weather.

Mark Humphriss
University Secretary and Chair of the Emergency Management Team

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