So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.
You will have read in recent messages how the College is helping with the current pandemic, including the contributions of Churchillians involved in commenting and responding to the Covid-19 crisis.
The College is also maintaining support for the students left here and its staff, having furloughed many staff on full pay. All teaching and exams have been delivered online and our tutorial team have all been working as hard as ever to support our students wherever they may be in the world. Looking ahead , we plan to welcome students back to College in the Michaelmas term, as long as it is safe to do so.
The College is now faced with a 30% drop in income as we have lost almost all our rental and conference income this term and over the summer months, amounting to a shortfall of £1.3 million.
We anticipate during the coming months we will have greater demands from students for support: for postgraduates not funded by Research Councils, for student hardship and for bursaries and studentships as families struggle to deal with the economic consequences of the lockdown. As ever, it will be those from already vulnerable and financially insecure households who will be hit hardest.
To meet these financial challenges the College has launched a Covid-19 contingency fund to support the College's core costs and provide urgent support for students facing hardship.
In these uncertain times we are grateful for the past support of all our alumni and friends which have already given Churchill College the sound financial basis to weather this storm. This year, we will aim to launch our campaign Think Forward, which aims to boost our long- term financial sustainability so that we have some spare capacity to face any challenges the future may bring.
We are immensely grateful to those of you who have recently donated or continue to support other causes inside and outside College, but ask those of you who can give any amount to donate by using the link below.
If you are considering a major gift please contact the Development Director