Clare College Cambridge

Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus Information from the University of Cambridge 


October 2020

A message from the Senior Tutor to Clare College students:

Welcome back to the new academic year and a very warm welcome to the new students who have joined us, both from the UK and around the world. This will be one of the more unusual years in the history of the College, but all the staff and Fellows, together with the UCS and MCR committees, have been working hard to ensure that Clare is still essentially itself, though operating in slightly different ways.

Please consult the webpage http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Coronavirus-2/ for more information

Jackie Tasioulas, Senior Tutor

 

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A message from the Senior Tutor to Clare College students:

The last few weeks have seen the very welcome return of many of our postgraduate students to their laboratories, and we are delighted to be preparing for the phased return of all students to Cambridge. Plans are already underway for the arrival of the new cohorts in Michaelmas, with both the UCS and MCR ensuring that Freshers' Week will live up to everyone's expectations, even though some changes to the format might be required. Detailed planning for teaching in both its on-line and in-person forms is continuing, and we are preparing for a busy Michaelmas Term. Part of those preparations will involve health information from the College Nurses. You will receive guidance about this shortly but, in the meantime, useful information can be found here.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back; Clare hasn't been Clare without you.

Jackie Tasioulas, Senior Tutor

        

 

 

 

 

27th May 2020

We know that you want to be able to return to study in Cambridge and we are planning for that, both as a College and as a University. We expect to start a full teaching programme for the Michaelmas Term as usual, although the balance between in-person and online teaching has not yet been decided. We know too that you are anxious about what's currently happening, but please be assured that all decisions are aimed at your safe return, and also that we want to have you back as much as you want to be here.

Do check here for regular updates and information about Clare and the University.

Jackie Tasioulas, Senior Tutor

       

3rd April 2020

 
To all members of Clare
 
Over the last two weeks, the College has had to take unprecedented action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
All students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, have been asked to return home where possible. A small group of students is still resident. The Colony and Old Court have been closed. Building work has stopped. Next term, all teaching will be on-line and there will be no examinations in Cambridge.
 
Over this time, staff, students, CRAs and Fellows have contributed to the College in an extraordinary way. Thanking every individual is a substantial task in itself, for which the time will come. For the moment, we must focus on the coming weeks. 
 
We are becoming experts in new forms of communication: the on-line tea break; the meeting where no one is present in person; reaching out to schools is possible with YouTube  #PetsOfClare is happening on Twitter  the on-line Dean is on the College FaceBook page  I am pleased to report that the Clare Fellowship has demonstrated remarkable skills in setting exotic backgrounds for Zoom conferences. 
 
Please keep in contact with each other as we all adjust to this new life.
 
Tony Grabiner
Master

 

 



 

18 March 2020

To all members of Clare

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a major public health challenge and the advice from the government and collegiate university authorities has been evolving rapidly. Today, the university’s response have moved to a new phase and all students are being asked to return home as soon as possible.

For a number of our students, returning home is not possible. Arrangements are being made for them by Dr Jackie Tasioulas (seniortutor@clare.cam.ac.uk).

FAQs for undergraduate and graduate students have been created and the links are below. Please read this information. We will update it as the situation evolves.

I want to thank everyone in our College community, both for the things that they have done already, and for the things they will do to support our community in the weeks ahead. Together we will meet this extraordinary challenge. Please stay in regular contact with your friends and colleagues at Clare.

Tony Grabiner

Master


 

Vice Chancellor's Update: Wednesday 18th March