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Sad Death of Her Majesty the Queen


Dear students,

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died.

Understandably, this news will be sad for many across our global community. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1952, and has been the longest serving monarch ever in the United Kingdom. She was dedicated in her work for the UK, the Commonwealth, and communities across the world. Following her Majesty’s death, her son Charles ascends the throne and will in due course be formally crowned King Charles III.

As a university, we are working quickly to ensure we honour and respect Her Majesty The Queen appropriately in the UK, as well as globally with our family of campuses, some of whom are members of the Commonwealth.

St Mary’s and Christ Church in Hendon are running a special service on 18 September at 6pm. Find out more here

We are still awaiting further information from the Palace on the practical arrangements for Her Majesty’s mourning period over the coming days and weeks. There will be a national day of mourning on the day of the funeral.  Please be assured that we will communicate more details about this to you as soon we are able to.

To respect the bank holiday on Monday 19 September and national day of mourning, there will be no teaching or induction sessions running.

The Welcome Help Desk, located in the Quad in the main College Building, will be available from 9am to 3pm to answer any welcome enquiries.

The Sheppard Library will be open from 11 am – 6 pm. There will be a small number of library and UniHelp staff on-site during these hours.

The opening hours are as follows:

Sunday – closes at midnight

Monday – opens 11 am- 6pm

Tuesday – opens 8.30 am

In the meantime, if you need to access emotional support, please remember we have a wide range of support services available to you.

Professor Nic Beech 
Vice Chancellor

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