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COVID-19 Policy Addendum

 A COVID-19 Policy Addendum was approved by the President and Vice-Chancellor on 26 August 2020.

It was last updated by the President and Vice-Chancellor on 23 September 2021 to reflect the ongoing COVID-19 impact on the University.

The Director of Governance & University Secretary may amend this Addendum in accordance with information communicated by the Vice-Chancellor to all staff and students.

2021 Statement on Financial Restrictions

Last year due to the economic impact of COVID-19 on the University, a series of financial restrictions were put in place in relation to non-essential business expenditure for an interim period. Management Board has noted the potential for an improved financial result for 2021 and has agreed that the University will relax a number of former expenditure restrictions.

Though 2021 appears favourable, 2022 and 2023 will remain a challenge and so caution is still required.

2021 Statement on Financial Restrictions