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COVID Information for Students

While we have tried to maintain a balance between health & safety and normal college life, certain changes have had to be made.

The below is a useful guide and information about Student Life at College during the Pandemic.  Please see the below links for more information

Self-Isolating Advice

If you are self isolating the College has a handy guide on how students can manage their self-isolation including helpful  catering arrangements. This can be viewed at this page


This will depend on the circumstances of the tutor and the group size.  Some tutorials may be moved online with Microsoft Teams, others may be physical as normal or with reduced capacity.  Your tutor will contact you to discuss arrangement.

Life at College

All areas of the College are open to Students and Students are free to move around as needed.

While we aim to carry on as close to normal as possible, there are some adaptations to normal College life.

Any queries or concerns should be sent to the Domestic Bursar

There will be some changes to arrangements these can be found below.


The college catering service has a wide range of services available please see here for more information about catering arrangements Catering Arrangements for Students


The Nurse/Welfare Officer remains available for students, appointments can be booked via email (preferred) at or telephone at 01865 279639.  The service will be remote this term, if there are occasions when physical appointments are necessary this will need to be planned in advance.


The library is open for reading/study only.

There are a reduced number of reader seats (35 in total) and these must be pre-booked (at least 24 hours in advance) for 2-hour study slots throughout the day. You can book reader slots through uPau

The library is not open for browsing, or borrowing and returning books.

When you arrive to use your slot, please note that your Bod card will not open the library door. Before coming to the library to use your slot, you must go to the Lodge and temporarily exchange your Bod card for a library visitor card which will allow you to access the library for the pre-booked session. At the end of your session, you have to go back to the Lodge and give the porter your library visitor card and retrieve your Bod card.

Borrowing and Returning Books in a socially distanced manner
To borrow books, first find what you need on by logging on to SOLO with your SSO

If Exeter has a copy available to borrow you can request it by using the green ‘request’ button on the right of the screen.

Library staff will receive your request the next day and will loan the book(s) to you, and leave it/them for you in a crate in the Marquee on the Front Lawn.

To return books, please put them in the Return Book Boxes also in the Marquee on the Front Lawn. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Finding books not available in the library
Please contact library staff at to suggest purchases for the library or ask for advice on how to find books and information.

Electronic resources
Very many E-books and journals and electronic databases are available via SOLO

Scan and deliver
If you need an article or a section of a book we can scan and email that to you if the book or journal is in the College Library. Please note copyright restrictions apply to this service. Send requests to

Academic Office

Academic office is open to students but on appointment only.  Appointments can be physical or virtual and can be booked online here

IT & Computer Rooms

It is recommended that students only use personal devices while at College, however shared computers are still if needed. In order to maintain social distancing capacity has been reduced to 4 terminals in the Balsdon Computer room, 2 in GCR, 1 in MCR and 2 at Exeter House.

All keyboards, mice, printer equipment must be wiped down with the supplied wipes before and after use.

IT support is still available but must be booked in advance, which can be booked online at this website  In most cases please book a virtual appointment and then if required, as advised by us to book a physical appointment.


The accounts office is open to students but by appointment only.  Appointments can be physical or virtual and can be booked online here

Accommodation & Housekeeping

Arrangements for housekeeping, cleaning or rooms and use of shared spaces can be viewed here.

For any issues at Turl Street, Abingdon Road, Iffley Road please email the Accommodation Manager on

For issues at Cohen Quad please email the Operations Manager on


Remains open as normal.  We ask all student to collect parcels and post ASAP.


Any issues can be reported to spice works via the e-mail as before at

We will respond accordingly depending on the location a priority of the reported problem but if there are any occupants in the vicinity when a member of the maintenance team arrive  they will have to ensure they have a face covering maintain social distancing or leave the area.


The Chapel will be available as a place to reflect, relax, and be still.

Outside of Services:

Please use the hand sanitiser in the Antechapel, and when you leave the Chapel, please wipe down where you were sitting.

Please contact the Chaplain if you wish to play the piano or use the Chapel as a rehearsal space.

Chapel Services

This Term services are:

6pm Choral Evensong – also available online from

7.45am OICCU Prayers
12.30pm Lunchtime Choral Reflection

8.30am Mattins
6.15pm Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

8.30am Mattins
9.00pm Online Taizé Service –

8.30am Mattins
9.00pm Choral Compline by candlelight

8.30am Mattins
6.15pm Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

All are welcome to attend Chapel services, but must, please, follow the instructions given by the Chaplain and Chapelwardens.

Students Sports & Gym

The captain of each sports club should contact the Domestic Bursar to perform a risk assessment.  Sports Clubs members should contact the club captain for any arrangements.

The gym is temporarily unavailable to students