Christmas is almost here and we know that you will have questions about the end of term and how we can all enjoy the festive season safely.
We're doing everything we can to support students who wish to travel during the Christmas period, asking them to follow local and national guidelines, adhere to social distancing, wearing of face coverings, and other rules.
Since the start of term, students and staff have come together as a community and faced new challenges head-on, with a sense of determination and resilience. It’s not always been easy to keep up with the ever-changing advice, local and national lockdowns, and the differences between Wales and other parts of the UK – we know. The steps students have taken to follow the rules and keep themselves, new friends, the university and the wider community safe is working, and continues to keep the virus infection rate at Cardiff Met low.
For most of us, Christmas is a time when we come together with others and for the most part, slow down and relax. While this year is likely to look a little different, we hope students will continue to play their part, just as they have done here in Cardiff this term.
Teaching comes to an end in mid-December, and that’s when we’ll begin to wind-down the University for Christmas. Where it’s safe to do so, face to face teaching and we will continue this until the end of term, as planned. Students can switch to online learning, using our flexible learning approach, if they decide to head home early. Students should talk to your Personal Tutor about how this would work for you and your programme before you leave.
Rules and guidelines
Students will be familiar with the rules in Wales, and those traveling away from Cardiff for Christmas are likely to be asked to follow different local rules and guidelines to help stay safe. The latest guidelines for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are online, and we're asking students to familiarise themselves with local guidelines before leaving Cardiff.
To help everybody have a safe Christmas however you'll be enjoying the festivities, we’ve put together some helpful 'routes to Christmas'.
Spending Christmas in the same household (or bubble)
Staying in Cardiff, on campus or communing to University
Spending Christmas in a different household (or bubble)
Leaving campus to spend Christmas in a different part of the UK or aboard.