VARSITY 2020: SOUTHAMPTON VS. TEAM POMPEY
In light of recent decisions to suspend all university teaching for students from tonight (13 March). It is with regret, that a decision has been taken to cancel Varsity 2020 to help ensure your wellbeing as a precaution against coronavirus.
We understand many of you will be disappointed, but hope you can appreciate the unprecedented nature of these extraordinary events. We do not want to exacerbate the spread by bringing together close to 5,000 people from different cities.
It’s important to say we are not closing the University.
You will appreciate this is an unprecedented situation. This decision has not been taken lightly. Many students have already decided not to attend lectures and other teaching sessions, and other universities across the country are now taking a similar decision.
We feel this is a proportional response to reduce the risk. To reassure you, no student or staff member has tested positive for coronavirus.