UNE Study Centre Update: Which centres are opening and what you need to know about accessing them

Published On June 22, 2020 | By Alana | General News, News, Resources
UNE has implemented safety measures in line with the NSW Government’s health guidelines in order to commence reopening some of our Regional Study Centres and the Tamworth Study Centre.

Tamworth Study Centre:

The UNE Tamworth Study Centre will reopen Monday 22nd June with staff onsite and will initially be operating within limited opening hours. These hours will be:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Access outside of these hours will remain suspended for the time being.

Study sessions and personal appointments

In-centre study sessions can be booked but will have limited spaces due to our capacity restrictions. These times are limited to a maximum of:

  • 4 hours between Monday to Thursday;
  • 3.5 hours on Friday; and
  • 3 hours on Saturday

Bookings in the first week of reopening can be made through the UNE Tamworth page – sessions can be booked one week in advance. Bookings are essential, and we urge students who are able to successfully study at home to minimize visits to the Study Centre until further easing of restrictions.

Students can also schedule in-person appointments with support staff in-centre by emailing tamworthsc@une.edu.au.

Study Centre Hygiene

UNE staff have introduced several measures to ensure a high-level of hygiene is maintained in line with Governmental health guidelines. This includes:

  • Hand sanitisation upon entry of, and throughout, the centre
  • Physical distancing in conjunction with limited duration visits
  • Additional cleaning of ‘high touch-points’

Please do not visit the study centre if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. To stop the spread of COVID-19, people showing even mild symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Further information can be found on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

Regional Study Centres:

The following Study Centres will reopen on Monday 22 June and will be accessible from Monday to Friday between 9am and 3:30pm:

  • UNE Coonabarabran Regional Study Centre
  • UNE Gunnedah Study Centre
  • UNE Inverell Regional Study Centre
  • UNE Tenterfield Regional Study Centre

Access outside of these hours will remain suspended for the time being. We will provide regular updates on UNE’s COVID-19 page as restrictions ease.

Reopening dates for the UNE Moree and UNE Narrabri are yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, we encourage students to contact Country Universities Centre – North West to access their sites near Moree and Narrabri.

Booking a study session

Each Regional Study Centre will have two available study session windows for booking each day. Bookings are essential, and we urge students who are able to successfully study at home to minimise visits to their Study Centre until further easing of restrictions.

Booking links for the first week of reopening can be found on the UNE Regional Study Centres webpage. Going forward, students will be able to make bookings up to one week in advance.

Health & Safety

To stop the spread of COVID-19, people showing even mild symptoms are encouraged to get tested. Please do not visit your Regional Study Centre if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Further information can be found on the Department of Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

We also recommend visiting UNE’s Supporting Information for Students webpage for up-to-date information from UNE.

Our priority for restoring access to UNE Tamworth and the Regional Study Centres is to keep all staff and students safe – please make this your priority too.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to seeing you in the coming months.

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