08 September 2021

Laidlaw Christchurch at Level 2

To ensure consistency for all students, and to protect the vulnerable in our community, all timetabled classes will remain online until further notice.

There will be some instances where students will be invited to participate on campus, your group facilitator or lecturer will be in touch regarding those details. Specific details for Counselling, Education and Theology students can be found below, along with information on Campus Access, Student Support and Library Services.

Campus Access

Christchurch Campus will be open to students Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm for access to book collection and Monday-Thursday 10am-2.30pm for student support. Anyone coming on to campus will need to abide by clear instructions posted on signs, including:

  • Mandatory mask wearing
  • Physical distancing
  • Sign-in for contact tracing 
  • Maintaining hygiene practices (hand washing, using sanitiser etc)
  • No sharing personal items or food/drink
  • NO cooking on campus.
  • Limited use of areas

If you are vulnerable, we would encourage you to stay home as being in any social space carries some risk.

Contact Gill Pawson [email protected] if you are uncertain about any of these things. 

Christchurch Counselling students

All teaching will remain online until further notice.

Your Group Facilitators will be in touch if your group will return to campus, or remain online.

For students in counselling placements please continue to monitor Moodle messages to ensure you have the most up-to-date information about the requirements and restrictions for counselling placements associated with the different Covid levels.

Christchurch Teacher Education Students

All teaching classes will remain online with the exception of People and Place, The Arts, and Developing Literacy. These will run on campus, at the scheduled class time, with strict observance of covid-safe practices. Please note that while Developing Literacy will be delivered on campus there will be a zoom option. Your lecturer will be in contact with you to advise of any room changes. 

All other education classes will continue in their current format until further notice. 

Any other changes will be communicated to you via Moodle and student emails. Any questions can be directed to your lecturers or to your Programme Lead.

Christchurch Theology Students

The School of Theology will continue to teach online only and do not envisage any teaching or tutorials onsite under level 2.

Student Support

Students will be required to sign the contact tracing register and scan the QR code in the foyer on arrival. Physical distancing and hand hygiene will be adhered to during support sessions, there will be hand sanitiser available to be used before and after the session. Face masks will be required for in person student support sessions. If the advisor and student need to view the same screen they will do so without physical contact or the advisor touching the student’s device. Desks will be cleaned after each support session. Students who prefer not to meet in person and book an online meeting as per our previous practice in Level 3 and 4. 

  • Christchurch: Student support sessions will be provided by Rowena Stevenson Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:30pm
  • Distance Learning: Will have no changes due to the online component already in place.
  • Click here to book in-person student support (You will need to be logged in to Moodle).

Library Services 

Library Access

Laidlaw Christchurch Campus Library is now open for contactless borrowing. Physical distancing, QR scanning, and hygiene practices are to be strictly observed. 

The library will be providing support with online books and resources available from the Library Homepage.   

Our librarians are available to help 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday. Please contact us at [email protected] or 03 364 4270. 

Click & Collect

Click and collect services will be available until further notice. Please email us with the details of the resources you wish to borrow (title and classification eg, Cross Purposes: the Violent Grammar of Christian Atonement BT265.2 BAR) and we will arrange for you to collect them from a designated place.   

Scan and Email 

The library staff based in Henderson can provide a scan and email service for all students. You can make a request by sending an email to [email protected] or calling us on 09 837 9724. Only articles and chapters from books that are not available as eBooks can be scanned.   

Postal service to postgraduate students 

The regular postal service to postgraduate students from the Henderson campus will resume. Please note delivery times may be affected by courier and postal delays.  

Frustrated at not being able to browse the shelves? 

You can browse the library catalogue remotely! Click on any title in the catalogue, and open up a window that provides more information. At the bottom of that window you will see some book covers and arrows pointing right and left. You can use these to browse the titles to the left and right on the shelf.

Returning books 

At Level 2, the returning of physical books (both on campus and distance requests) can resume. The returns bin will be moved to the campus entrance to allow for contactless returning. All returns to the library will also be quarantined for three days for the health and safety of our librarians. Overdue notifications will resume.