Latest Updates from the University and KHDA:
The university is currently undertaking all measures to keep students, faculty and staff members safe. Murdoch University is monitoring local and international Covid-related updates and news to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff at all times.
The university premises are open to students and visitors who wish to meet the university faculty and staff or use the dedicated study spaces.
- Is the campus open to current students?
Yes, the campus is open from Sunday - Thursday, from 9 am – 6 pm. Students are welcome to meet with administration or teaching staff where necessary or to use the campus facilities, such as the library or study spaces.
Access to Level 2 of the campus will not be permitted for students during the trimester unless students are instructed by their lecturer or administration staff for a specific reason. In these circumstances, they must always enter via Level 1 reception first before proceeding to Level 2.
- Do I have to book or call prior to visiting the university?
No, the university is open from Sunday- Thursday, from 9 am – 6 pm, you can simply walk in and register your name at the Reception.
- What protocols do I have to follow while visiting the university or using the university premises?
- Only enter the campus via reception at Level 1 of Block 18
- Have your temperature checked and sign-in to our campus attendance register
- Practice physical distancing of 2m at all times
- Wear a mask at all times
- Do not visit the campus if you are experiencing any recognised COVID-19 symptoms
- Notify staff immediately if you begin to experience any symptoms while on campus
- What mode of learning will we follow?
We will follow a hybrid delivery mode for the September trimester. The university will deliver face-to-face classes with all health guidelines in place. However, you will have an option to attend these classes virtually if you are unable to visit the campus.
- Do I need to take any tests prior to visiting the campus?
The health and wellbeing of staff, students, and visitors continues to be of the utmost importance to us. As such, at this stage, only fully vaccinated students will be able to come to campus for face-to-face classes. Alternatively, you can submit a negative PCR test on a weekly basis to Dubai.StudentServices@murdoch.edu.au in order to visit the campus.
- When does the next trimester commence?
We have three-trimester intakes, January, May and September. The next trimester commences on September 5, 2021.
- What health and safety conditions will Murdoch University Dubai be following in the upcoming trimester?
Following health and safety guidelines is everyone’s responsibility. Steps taken to protect students and staff include:
- Screening all students and staff for temperature at the entry point.
- Maintaining physical distance guidelines as recommended by the relevant health authorities and reducing the head-count capacity in classrooms.
- Limiting gatherings and suspending group activities such as celebrations and sports events.
- Can I return to university after my holiday abroad?
- All students and staff must declare recent travel history by completing the DHA form online: https://www.dha.gov.ae/en/Pages/coronaregistration.aspx
- Universities will keep these declarations on file.
- All students and staff who have returned from travel abroad require a negative PCR test with a 48-hour validity to resume learning/working on campus.
- If students do not have a negative PCR test result with a 48-hour validity, they will be required to access distance learning for ten days from their arrival date.
- Students who would like to resume onsite learning without completing their 10-day quarantine should produce a negative PCR test.
Please note that PCR test results are valid for 48 hours only from the date of the result. The PCR test may be done at a Dubai airport or any approved DHA facility within the Emirate. Please follow up on the social media channels of DHA for the latest updates on testing centres and other COVID-19 related information.
- I am nervous about returning to university for the September trimester. What can I do?
The first few days and weeks of the academic year will be a sensitive time for many parents, students and staff. We will prioritise your emotional and mental health during this time, as well as physical health and safety. Everyone has a part to play in keeping the community safe.
- Can students take part in sports activities?
Sports activities may continue considering the guidelines of the Dubai Sports Council. However, for the time being, swimming pools will be closed.
- Can university events still go ahead?
University events and activities such as sports days, large gatherings or performances are not allowed for now.
For more updates and questions, please visit KHDA website.
Most of our Murdoch University Dubai staff is back on campus with a voluntary provision to work from home. All of our staff have been vaccinated and follow safety measures while on campus.
- Are PCR tests mandatory?
As of April 11 2021, employees, educators and all staff (part-time, full-time) who are eligible for vaccination but have chosen not to get vaccinated must take a PCR test every seven days. For more information on Covid testing protocol, please visit the DHA website or read more here.
Murdoch Dubai is open from 9 am - 6 pm every Sunday-Thursday. And as we believe here at Murdoch Dubai, every day is an open day! We would love for you to visit our campus, inquire about our courses or speak to our faculty members.
Please contact the campus via phone or email prior to visiting so that we can make your visit as seamless and informative as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +971 4 574 9800.
For more information and COVID-related updates please visit: DHA (Dubai Health Authority), or get regular COVID updates on WhatsApp - simply add 800 342 to your contact list then send “Hi” on WhatsApp to start the chat.