September 24, 2020

Statement from Principal and President of SU

An update on the current COVID situation from Professor Jeff Sharkey and SU President John Anthony Craig.

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October 1, 2020

A message from the Principal and Assistant Principal

Professor Jeff Sharkey and Dr Lois Fitch highlight the changes at RCS this year, and the support available to our students.

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October 15, 2020

Coronavirus – Temporary restrictions from 9 October

From Friday 9 October, new temporary measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus will be in place in Scotland.

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November 13, 2020

Covid Update: Pre-Winter Break Testing Plans

Pre-Winter Break Testing PlansThursday, 12 November  Dear students, You will probably be aware of announcements made in the Scottish Parliament yesterday by Education Minister Richard Lochhead regarding the Government’s plans to enable students intending to travel away from campus for the winter break to do so as safely as possible. I wanted to let you

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November 20, 2020

Covid Update: November

Tuesday, 17 November Dear students and colleagues, You will be aware this afternoon First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 11 local authority areas in Scotland, including Glasgow, will enter Level 4, the highest level of virus control from 6pm this Friday. Under Level 4 general guidance, educational facilities at all levels remain open, with

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November 20, 2020

Winter Break Covid Testing for RCS Students

An update and full FAQs regarding the Winter Break Covid Testing Programme is available here.  There are two types of Covid tests, the first type of test is known as a PCR test, and looks for the virus’s genetic material (Ribonucleic acid or RNA). These tests are currently more commonly used in the NHS for

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Download the Test and Protect App

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

Downloading and using Protect Scotland will never be a requirement. However, as we see the rate of infection start to rise, it is important that we all download and use the Protect Scotland app to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We know the more of us that do, the more effective it will be.

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Remember FACTS for a safer Scotland
  • Face Coverings
  • Avoid Crowded Places
  • Clean Your Hands Regularly
  • Two Meter Distance
  • Self Isolate and Book a Test if You Have Symptoms


NHS inform

The NHS inform website contains the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households


Contact information


International and Student Experience – welfare@rcs.ac.uk

Counsellor and Disability Adviser – j.balmforth@rcs.ac.uk

Student Union – supresident@rcs.ac.uk



Welcome Home Support Team (to assist students arriving in Glasgow to begin their studies) – welcomehome@rcs.ac.uk 


Togetherall is an online support community that RCS students can join for free. It’s completely anonymous and can be accessed at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. On the website, there are trained counsellors making it a safe place to express how you’re feeling. To join, go to Togetherall, pick Organisation and then Universities from the drop-down menu. Put your email address in, then create a username.



If you have any concerns or questions, please contact either Russell Brown, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager at r.brown@rcs.ac.uk or the Human Resources dept. at humanresources@rcs.ac.uk.


General Contact

RCS Switchboard: 0141 332 4101



Linda Robertson – l.robertson@rcs.ac.uk



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