UPDATE AS OF 29.04.2020

Firstly, we really hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well during this crisis. For those of you who have remained on-site throughout, we hope that we have maintained our service levels to the very best of our ability. We think our bus could now self-drive itself to Lidl and Aldi. Please rest assured that the staff and management of Unirooms are available 7 days a week to assist you in any way we can.

The safety of our students remains of paramount importance and with this in mind, we have secured the services of commercial cleaning contractors to clean and sanitise all properties to BESA Standards. The cleaning has already commenced and will be continuing over the coming weeks. We would ask you all to continue to play your part in helping us provide the safest environment possible.

We would again ask that students adhere to any travel restrictions currently in place, however as the end of year approaches and moving out time draws ever nearer, if you do wish to collect your belongings in advance, then please contact us in order to arrange a suitable time, so that we can ensure that the required social distancing is adhered to. Just to confirm your licence agreement with us ends on 22 May 2020 and our maintenance and upgrading works on various units, commence the following week.

At Unirooms we have always tried to be different in our approach to our valued students. It has been a strange last term for all and one which we shall never forget. We are fully aware that times are now tougher for all and unlike other providers, we appreciate the efforts and sacrifices that you and others have made to allow you make Unirooms, your home away from home. We firmly intend to reward your loyalty throughout the year and want to make next year that little bit easier for you.  We are happy to confirm that for all returning students for the next academic year, we will be offering you one month’s discount off your full year’s Annual Licence fee for the 2020/2021 term. There are some basic terms and conditions attaching to this, but these will be explained in your new Licence Agreements for next year. We will also have an exciting competition for you with all details posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

We wish all our students the best of luck with their exams and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.

 

Kind Regards,

Jarlath Gantly,

Property Manager

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During the current COVID-19 / Corona Virus outbreak the safety of our students and staff are our primary concern. With this in mind, we have closed our office to the public until further notice.

We are still working and are contactable 24/7 by calling the following numbers:

Office: +353 71 9300500

Mobile: +353 85 88 88 181

 

FOOD & PERSONAL BELONGINGS:

We have already removed all perishable food from the apartments and where possible we donated this to the International Students who remain with us. As it now looks unlikely that IT Sligo will reopen we will commence a final clearout of all foodstuffs next week, including frozen goods. Again we will donate these foodstuffs to the International Students and local charities.

As most students still have personal belongings remaining in their rooms we would ask that all students/parents contact us in advance if they wish to call and collect their belongings. We intend to schedule collections so as to reduce exposure as much as is possible.

We would also ask that if it is not urgent that students follow all guidelines as set out by the HSE and the Gardai regarding travel restrictions.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 / 2021:

All applications for the academic year 2020/2021 are still been processed and we will be in contact with all applicants over the coming weeks.

POST & COURIER DELIVERIES:

A system has been put in place to enable us to continue accepting all post and courier deliveries. We will notify students of any items delivered and we can arrange for onward delivery if required.

LAUNDRY:

All laundry services have been temporarily suspended.

SHUTTLE BUS:

The Friday & Sunday evening shuttle bus service between the IT and Sligo Train Station has been suspended until further notice.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The emergency contact number for students who remain in the village is 085 88 88 181.

We have set up a WhatsApp Group to keep all remaining students notified of any updates.

PLEASE NOTIFY MANAGEMENT IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL OR DISPLAYING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19.

The shuttle bus will operate every Wednesday at 11 am to bring students to the laundrette & LIDL. 

Please see below advice supplied by the ITSSU for all International students.

International Students Returning Home
Notify your Academic Head of Department and lecturers via email of your intention to return home.
Complete the IT Sligo Travel Information form before you travel.
Keep in regular contact with your lecturers. They will inform you of revised teaching and learning assessment methodologies going forward.
Travel safely.
International Students Staying in Sligo
Complete the International Student Form so we are in a position to support you remotely during this period of campus closure.
Keep in regular email contact with your lecturers. They will inform you of revised teaching and learning assessment methodologies going forward.
Academic Writing Centre: www.itsligo.ie/writing
Maths Support Centre: www.itsligo.ie/maths
Ensure you practice social distancing, good cough etiquette and wash your hands regularly.
Student Health Services: studenthealthservices@itsligo.ie.
Care Doc Sligo: 0818365399
Sligo University Hospital Emergency Department: 071 9174504
Sligo Garda Station: 071 9157000 / 071 9142031
IT Sligo Security: 087 6379470
Student Counsellor: studentcounsellor@itsligo.ie
Students Union: WhatsApp: 0833457191 and Email: support@itssu.ie

We advise all students to please stay safe and follow the advice given by the HSE regarding social distancing and hand hygiene.

More details can be obtained from the HSE website – HSE Website – Corona Virus – COVID 19