Students Staff

10 September 2020

All University Meetings to be Conducted Remotely in 2020-21

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To make sure we are maximising space on campus and maintaining social distancing guidelines all meetings will be conducted remotely during academic year 2020-21.

The decision, made by the University’s management team, applies to all non-teaching events. Such as:

  • formal committee meetings
  • committee related events like Away Days
  • staff, section and departmental conferences
  • induction and networking events
  • training that would otherwise be delivered in person
  • team meetings
  • catch-ups and 1:1s

Why are we going remote?
Remote meetings will maximise the space available on campus for teaching and student-facing activities. It will enable the University to limit the number of people on campus so we can maintain a safe social distance and minimise the risks of contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

Can I still book rooms?
The Timetabling and Room Booking Team are unable to process any new or existing room booking requests for anything other than teaching, student learning or student-facing events in academic year 2020-21.

How do I set up a remote meeting?
We recommend that all meetings take place via Zoom.

In the coming weeks, we will share Online Meeting Protocol guidance with you as well as revised diaries for the University’s formal committees and meetings for academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Please take a look at the resources below so you are confident organising remote meetings.

If you have any queries, please contact the Governance team at governance@essex.ac.uk.

Useful resources

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