Covid-19 Update: The government has since announced a second national lockdown beginning on Thursday 5th November and running through to 2nd December. Therefore, there can be no in-person activity for all student groups. Any event proposals submitted for this time will be automatically rejected. 

Please continue to end us event proposals for any planned online events during lockdown. We will review event proposals for after lockdown, but with the consideration that we are currently unsure what the guidance for activity will be after the 2nd December.

Groups need to fill out an event proposal form and risk assessment for all activity that they deliver. Check out this flowchart to get a good understanding of what you need to do in order to put on an event this term. 

  1. Read the Student Group Activity & Risk Assessment Guidance document before planning anything as this contains all information you need to know about putting on a covid-19 secure event from risk assessments, number caps and track and trace to cleaning kits and sharing equipment.  

  2. Read the government guidance that relates to your activity. This updates regularly so you need to make sure you check before planning each event. 

  3. If you’re wanting to book space on campus, read this Freshdesk article to check where is available to book and what you need to do.

  4. Have the following information ready:

    1. Who will be picking up and returning your cleaning kits if using an academic room?

    2. Who will be the person responsible for the event and ensuring it adheres to the risk assessment?

  5. Fill out your risk assessment (template attached below) - you will need to fill out both the Covid-19 risks and the activity specific risks sections. For the Covid-19 section, you need to amend all the highlighted text so that it is relevant to your event, as well as add anything else that would be specific to the activity. There is some guidance on filling this out in the guidance linked above, and also some activity-specific guidance attached below. 

  6. Fill out your event proposal form, and attach your risk assessment. 


The event proposal form is also an opportunity to identify any areas where you would like support from the Student Opportunities team. This can range from arranging a venue, help with booking tickets, paying an invoice, getting equipment etc. There are loads of ways we can support you, so have a think and make sure to put it on the form. 


Please submit your event proposal and risk assessment at least 2 weeks’ before your event. We will not be able to approve any events submitted with less than 2 weeks notice. Your event will not be able to go ahead until you have received full approval from the Student Opportunities team. We’ll either email you with confirmation or ask for a few more details. 


Track and Trace

Please read the activity guidance document to see how track and trace will be implemented for all group activity. For every event you will need a button set up on your student group webpage and anyone who wishes to attend will need to sign up using that button.