Update - 20:00 Thursday 31 January
Due to the worsening weather conditions, the libraries on BU's Talbot and Lansdowne campuses have closed early. The Open Access Centres on both campuses remain open and a wide range of resources are available online.
We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide a further update tomorrow morning (Friday 1 February) before 7:00.
We advise all staff, students and visitors to check local travel updates and follow police advice, and take extra care and precautions if travelling in adverse conditions.
Update - 17:30 Thursday 31 January
Following issue of a Met Office amber weather warning for our region, with potential snow and ice forecast this evening, all students, staff and visitors are asked to take extra care when travelling to and from the university.
We are monitoring the situation closely and reviewing local advice and alerts. BU’s Talbot and Lansdowne campuses currently remain open with all activity continuing as planned.
Please check for BU and travel updates before leaving home and travelling to the university - we will issue a further update tomorrow morning (Friday 1 February) at 07.00.
If we do need to take any action due to the adverse weather, we will post updates on Twitter, Facebook, the BU website, student news pages, the staff intranet, Brightspace and by email to all students and staff. However, we would like to underline that the university’s campuses remain open unless you are specifically informed otherwise.
We have recently updated our extreme weather policy. This includes information about how we manage any potential impact on assignment deadlines, exams and timetabled sessions caused by the closure of all or part of campus. Advice for if you are currently on placement can also be found here.
Please check for travel updates local to your area - often found through local radio stations and travel websites - before leaving home and always follow police travel advice.
You can also check the BU Information Line - 01202 968999 - for recorded updates. Please check at least one of these communications before travelling if you have any concerns.