Measles is caused by a very infectious virus. Nearly everyone who catches it will have a high fever, a rash and generally be unwell.
More information on the symptoms is available online.
Mumps is caused by a virus which can lead to fever, headache, and painful, swollen glands in the face, neck and jaw. It can result in permanent deafness, viral meningitis (swelling of the lining of the brain) and encephalitis.
You can find out more about the symptoms on the NHS website.
Measles and mumps are highly infectious; a cough or a sneeze can spread the virus over a wide area.
It particularly spreads among the student population because of greater social mixing and living in close proximity.
If you believe you have contracted measles or mumps, the best advice is to see your doctor and advise the university by telephone of your situation, while staying away until recovered. Avoid mixing with others until you have recovered.