Last updated: 19 November 2020 12:43

We believe we have a duty to our students, staff and wider community to provide the best possible teaching and research, despite the challenges that we face locally, nationally and globally. We are committed to ensuring that we provide the teaching and learning experience this generation of students deserves. Throughout this, the health safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community is paramount.

New National Restrictions in England

From 00:01am on Thursday 5 November 2020, new National Restrictions have come in to force in England to control the spread of Coronavirus.

The new measures will apply nationally for 4 weeks up to Wednesday 2 December.

Schools, colleges and universities remain open.

At Northumbria we will continue to provide a blended learning approach with in-person teaching for those of you who are in the UK and able to attend, with other teaching and support online.

Covid-secure study spaces on campus will also remain open. Student support will also continue in person. In all other respects you, as students, will be required to comply with the same restrictions as the rest of society.

As we move into this new phase in our battle with Covid-19 we will continue to liaise with our key partners and with colleagues in the higher education sector, so that we can continue to deliver the best possible experience for you, our students.

We will continue to keep you updated. If you are in need of any additional Help and Support, including wellbeing advice, please go to the Student Portal any time.

Keep safe.

December and the student travel window

The Department for Education has now published guidance on student travel and plans for the end of term. This is to ensure students in the UK are able to travel safely for the festive period after the end of the current national restrictions which are in place until 2nd December 2020, minimising the risk of transmitting coronavirus.

Current students can find out more about the student travel window and the changes we are making to teaching on the Current Students page here.

Updated opening hours

We have been working around the clock to prepare to welcome students, new and returning, back to our campus. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority, so we’re working hard to make sure that people can make the most of our London Campus and feel safe and supported, ready to make the most of life at University.

The London Campus is open for students with scheduled teaching sessions and for study spaces – you must book a place before arriving on campus via our booking system.

Please visit our campus page for more information including opening hours.

Staying safe on campus

For more information about the steps we are taking on-campus, you can watch the below video or download a PDF here.