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***UPDATED 10th September 2020***

Liverpool Hope Students' Union wishes all its members well in these difficult times. The SU team are working hard behind the scenes to support you, to ensure a smooth enrolement and welcome week, and are responding to any queries you may have. On this page you will find answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Does the SU offer an advice service?

Yes. Please e-mail our confidential advice at suadvice@hope.ac.uk 

Are the SU promoting any Freshers events this year due to COVID-19?

The only events the SU is promoting this year are the internally organised events. We are not promoting or recommending students purchase any tickets for external events. Check out Hope SU’s social media for our full range of socially distanced and virtual events! 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/liverpoolhopesu/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/LiverpoolHopeSU

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolHopeSU/

What do I do if I have a problem with my private landlord ?

Liverpool Student Homes are running a remote service please e mail   lsh@liverpool.ac.uk or call 07970 247 209  and somebody will get back to you

Returning Back to University:

I am in the vulnerable category or am anxious about returning back to University. What support is there for me?

If you are in a vulnerable category or you are particularly anxious about attending University at the start of the new term, you should complete the task that has been sent to your SRM. A member of the Student Development and Wellbeing team will then contact you to discuss your individual circumstances.

Will I be able to move about the campus safely?

All corridors and spaces have been mapped by the estates team and floors will be marked with direction arrows and spacing marks for queuing.


What will the university do if there is a confirmed case on campus?


The University will identify all close contacts of the individual in question and require them to leave campus/remain in their hall of residence for 14 days quarantine or until they can provide evidence of a negative test result.


Will I return to study on campus?


We are going to start the term in a hybrid model of teaching where, for every student, some teaching is online and some is face to face. The University have reorganised every classroom so that the maximum number of students timetabled in that space allows for appropriate social distancing. They have also put hand sanitiser and desk cleaning equipment in every classroom.


Where can I find more information on the University’s health and safety approach to Covid-19?


https://www.hope.ac.uk/gateway/students/startingthenewacademicyear/

Lockdown Challenge

Your Students Union wants to ensure that you are looking after your body and mind in these difficult times. Therefore Ollie our VP Sports and Activities has poduced this Lockdown task booklet 

Please note for some activites you will need to download  https://www.downdogapp.com/ 

 

 

 

Covid Safe Xmas

 

Covid-19 test centres are now open!


The University is running two Covid-19 Asymptomatic Test Centres to help ensure you have the opportunity to travel home safely during the Christmas travel window.
Whether you are living on campus in halls of residence, or in private accommodation in the City, you are encouraged to drop-in and get tested.


The test sites at the University Campuses are for students who have no symptoms and there is no booking required.
The testing is simple, safe, and confidential, and our trained support team will be on hand to help you through the process.


Getting a negative result will provide you and your loved ones with the reassurance that you can enjoy a safe festive period.
Follow our three steps to ensure you’re able to return home safely:
Plan ahead – You should get tested at least twice before travelling home. Your second test should be 3 days after your first, and 24 hours before the day you intend to travel home.
For example: Test 1: Tuesday 1 December
                      Test 2: Friday 4 December
                      Travel home: Saturday 5 December
Get tested – Students with no symptoms can get tested at the following times/locations:


The Great Hall, Creative Campus:
10am – 5pm, Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December.
Sports Centre, Hope Park:
7am – 7pm, from now – Tuesday 1 December
10am – 5pm, Wednesday 2 December – Friday 4 December
10am – 5pm, Monday 7 December – Friday 11 December


You will need to bring your mobile phone so that you can register on arrival, and you should receive your results within 20 – 30 minutes.
 After your result – Once you get your second negative test result, you should return home within 24 hours.  


If you get a positive result, you will need to self-isolate and book a PCR test to confirm you have the virus. Once confirmed, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days in your term-time accommodation. Once your isolation period is over, you will still have enough time to travel home for the holidays. If you receive a positive result you should contact the University’s Covid Control Team to inform them of your result, and they will provide advice and next steps.

 

 

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Get Up & Get Active Challenge

New stay at home challenge, challenges to be released every week (on a Wednesday morning)

All scores must be submitted by Wednesday evenings via HeJa APP & Instagram tags @vpsportnactivities

Winning team each week AND at the end of the contest will win prizes, SU merchandise, vouchers, kit and contribution to social funds

To Compete:

  • Download and use the HeJa APP
  • Create account (on behalf of your team or as an individual)
  • Join HopeSU Team – code = CF-691741
  • Find link and details on INSTAGRAM @vpsportnactivities

*reminder to complete all tasks within your household and always follow the latest government guidelines*

Week 1 #engine – Use strava/GPS apps to track runs and steps

  • Most distance covered (individually and collectively as a team)
  • Individual most steps done

Week 2 #power – Record and video efforts

  • Most press-ups in a minute
  • Most squats in a minute

Week 3 #skill – record attempts

  • Best tea-bag into mug trick shot
  • Most loo-roll kick ups

Week 4  #fitness&glam – Use GPS tracker

  • Quicket 5km
  • Best 10 year challenges/glow up entries

Week 5 #bigfinish

  • Sporty trick shots
  • Most sit-ups in a minute
  • Best fancy dress
  • Longest plank
  • Longest handstand
BUCS Challenges

To help keep students active, we have gone digital, by introducing challenges on BUCS Play.

 

Each challenge is different and invites students to take part and see where they rank among other students across the UK.

 

HOW THE NOVEMBER CHALLENGES WORK 

    

Complete as many kilometres, steps or workout minutes they can before 6 December.

     

Every time  you workout, you will need to upload a screenshot of their exercise to BUCS Play. 

       

Students who get involved will go into the draw to win:  

     

Garmin watch

Shreddy workout bundle 

Le Col voucher and jerseys

£50 Amazon voucher 

£50 Nike voucher  Sport nutrition bundle

 

For more info contact Ollie on vpressanda@hope.ac.uk

 

 

Nightline Instant Messaging Service now open!


Did you know Liverpool Hope’s SU’s confidential listening and information service is now
open?
Liverpool Hope’s Nightline is a confidential listening and information service ran for students by students. Due to COVID restrictions, the service is now operating an Instant Messaging service and has five main principles:

  • Confidentiality
  •  Anonymous
  • Non- Judgemental
  • Non- Advisory
  • Non- Directive

You are able to message our volunteers about anything… just hit the message button on our website to start a conversation or check out our opening times!

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