MP Apsana Begum has sent Colin Bailey, the President of Queen Mary a letter urging him to take steps to make the campus safe for staff and students. Her message is clear – staff and students need to be protected and the current hasty return to campus has not guaranteed that. With no testing facilities on campus and confirmed cases in the Mile End residencies, Apsana Begum suggests that the university should take the following steps

  • the campus should be cleared for only those staff and students who need to physically be there (for instance, those who work in laboratories or require access to equipment)
  • a clear no-repercussion policy for staff who feel uncomfortable being on campus
  • more union representation in the QMUL health and safety decision-making process
  • clarity on face-covering rules on campus – a consideration of making the wearing of masks compulsory in all university buildings

See the letter here:


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