A power cut caused the evacuation of buildings on Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus – adding to the morning’s disruption.
This is after thousands of people suffered long delays to get to the campus after a major fire at the train station, and a police incident shut Waverley Street.
Video: Students and staff are evacuated, and technicians discuss their options.
CBJ News’ lunchtime television programme went on air half an hour late and most of the morning’s radio broadcasts were cancelled.
“This was an issue beyond our control.”
Steve Denton, Chief operating officer and registrar
Several university buildings and online networks were affected for about an hour.
Steve Denton, Chief Operating Officer and Registrar, said “This was an issue beyond our control. However, the issue was resolved relatively quickly and power now appears to have been restored.”
Margaret Davis, assistant manager at the NTSU shop, said “We had no tills, fridges or lights for over 40 minutes. I wondered what would happen if I got stuck in our lift?”
The university announced some deadlines were being extended until Monday at 2pm because of the power cut.
Jackie Derbyshire, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, said “The deadline has been extended until 2pm on Monday 15th January…This has been authorised by department head, Carole Fleming.
If any CBJ students have an assessment hand in due today then please note that the deadline has been extended until 2pm on Monday 15th January due to the power cut today at the university.
This has been authorised by department head, Carole Fleming.
— Jackie Derbyshire (@jcderbyshire) January 12, 2018
The cause of the power outage is still unknown, but power has been fully restored to the campus.