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Internal News - 09 February 2009

University to cancel 08.15 classes tomorrow (Tuesday) but otherwise is aiming for business as usual.

The University is currently planning to open for business as usual on Tuesday, with the exception of its 08.15 classes which are being cancelled.

Staff, students and visitors are advised to take extreme care when using paths and car parks on campus. They should also be alert for slippery, wet floor surfaces in the entrances to buildings.

Some car parks have restricted numbers of places available due to the depth of snow that fell last week. Staff who can work efficiently from home are encouraged to do so to reduce the demand for parking on campus.

All other staff are asked to make every possible effort to attend work in the interests of maintaining a normal service through the current bad weather. Staff using public transport should use the first available service if there are early morning cancellations.

The Estates department has limited supplies of salt (and has been advised that it is not a high priority for further supplies in the near future). It will, however, continue to do all it can to clear paths.

Snow is falling and more is forecast for tonight. We will be monitoring the weather and conditions on campus very carefully and will put a notice on the home page by 08.00, if we are forced to close the campus for routine activities. A closure would also be announced on local radio stations. Staff without web access may telephone the University switchboard on 01225 388388. Key service providers should contact their line managers for guidance in the event of such a closure.

We would like to thank staff for helping to keep the campus running smoothly through these exceptional weather conditions. Where appropriate, we will be rescheduling classes as soon as possible.