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London’s HEIs sign up to Covid 19 secure charter

London Higher has today released its COVID-19 Secure Charter, a set of ten key principles that illustrate how HEIs’ across London are practically implementing safety measures at their institutions.

The Charter, compiled by a Task Group formed from HEIs across London and adopted by over 20 institutions, demonstrates the diversity and innovation in the ways in which London’s HEIs are preparing for a safe return to work and study, in the autumn.

Dr Ian Pickup, Chief Operating Officer, University of East London and Chair of the London Higher Safe Return to Work and Study Task group said;

“The London Higher COVID-19 Secure Charter demonstrates the variety of innovative ways in which London’s HEIs are looking to enable a safe return to work and study in the autumn term, with institutions across the Capital working toward the same principles and goals to achieve this.

The Charter demonstrates our common commitment to preparing campuses to be a safe, secure and also engaging learning environment, as we look forward in particular to welcoming new and returning students in the autumn.”

Notes to editors;

  • London Higher is an ‘umbrella’ body representing nearly 50 universities and higher education colleges in London. We are the place where universities and higher education colleges come together to identify the opportunities and address the challenges of working in London.
  • The Charter can found here
  • A full list of institutions who have signed up the Charter can be found below
  • Birkbeck, University of LondonBrunel UniversityCity, University of London, Conservatoire of Dance and Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London, Kingston University London, London Metropolitan University, London School of Economics, Middlesex University, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Art, Royal Holloway, University of London, Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, University of London, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, University College London, University of East London, University of Greenwich, University of London, University of Roehampton, University of West London, University of Westminster