Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
Check below for the latest updates in our response to COVID-19.
With the country now at Level 1, our campuses will be operating as normal when we resume Term 4 on Monday 12 October. You are still encouraged to scan the QR code at the entry to campus with your contact tracing app.
Please continue to to wash your hands regularly.
Feeling sick or unwell?
If you are feeling unwell – especially if you are coughing or sneezing – please do not come to class. Let us know by emailing [email protected] and advise your lecturers. Any requests for assignment extensions will need to be done in the usual way.
Our gatherings on campus will be occurring as normal, so keep an eye out for email notices and events advertised on our Laidlaw College Community Facebook Group.
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Lectures and classes
- Our three campuses are open to students.
- The timetable remains the same with onsite classes resuming.
- Physical distancing and contact tracing are in place across all campuses, and hand sanitizer etc. is available. We encourage the wearing of face masks on campus.
For those of you doing internships, an email has been sent to you with guidance for what you should be doing at your Alert Level.
Our current postgraduate courses are being offered via Zoom (Engaging Islam and The Theology of Luke-Acts) or distance (Postgraduate Research and Writing).
If you need someone to talk to, or have course-related concerns, please reach out:
- To your Student Support Advisor
- Inform your lecturer or local staff liaison person as soon as you can if you are experiencing any issues that affect your ability to manage your course.
- For general postgraduate issues, please do not hesitate to contact Kerry Gordon (PG Administrator) or David Crawley (acting PG lead academic).
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL PRACTICE - COUNSELLING
Please remember that extensions are available if required. You will need to apply for these online, as per the standard process.
We encourage you to continue with your placement hours, following any Level 1 health and safety practices arranged by your placement.
CENTRE FOR LEARNING
The Student Support team is available as usual for academic support and guidance with your studies. If you need pastoral, spiritual, financial, or other kinds of support your Student Support Advisor can help connect you to the right people. Please, contact your Student Support Advisor as soon as a need arises. No need is too small and no concern too trivial, ask your questions sooner than later. For more info and contact details go to the Studying at Home page in Moodle.
We have funds available to support students facing hardship, including financial support for those who need help accessing technology for online learning, and those who have lost income due to COVID-19. Email Jenny Mackie (Student Dean).
In light of the move back to COVID19 Level 1, the Henderson and Manukau campus libraries will be resuming normal services from today, Thursday 8th October.
You can now return physical books (both on campus and distance requests). The Scan & Email Service from Henderson Campus and Click & Collect Services will continue.
Current Library Hours
Henderson: 8am - 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am - 5pm Friday
Manukau: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Christchurch: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Access to physical library resources during Covid-19 Alert Level 1
Now we have returned to level 1, our physical libraries and study spaces in Auckland have now re-opened but we recommend adherence to physical distancing and hygiene practices. During this time the library will still support you with online books and resources available from the Library Homepage.
At Level 1 returning of physical books (both on campus and distance requests) to our Auckland campuses has resumed.
Our librarians are available to help between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday, please contact us on:
Alternative Services and Resources
Scan & Email:
The library staff based in Henderson will be providing a scan and email service for all students from Monday 17 August. 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 then be scanned.
Click & Collect Service:
1. Search the library catalogue, and create a document listing the items you would like the librarians to collect for you. Please include the Title and Call number information. E.g. BT265.2 BAR Cross Purposes: The Violent Grammar of Christian Atonement
3. The librarians will inform you by email when your order is ready.
4. Collect your order from the designated place (for Henderson this is on a trolley inside the main doors of the building).
Postal service to distance and postgraduate students:
The regular postal service to distance and postgraduate students will continue. Please note delivery times will be affected by courier and postal delays.