Last updated: 06 April 2022

We are continuing to follow Government guidance to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our students, staff and communities.

From time to time, you will receive emails from us asking you to complete a form/online survey regarding your travel plans. It’s really important that you read these emails, and complete the forms, as the information you share with us all plays a part in helping us to provide you with the right support and a safe learning environment for you on campus too.

Please continue to check your university email regularly.

You can also find all of the latest updates on your Student Portal.

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We want to continue to do our utmost to provide the best student experience possible in these difficult circumstances and will continue to work closely with the Students’ Union in this regard.

As the situation regarding coronavirus continues to change and government guidance is updated appropriately, our plans may be subject to change at short notice. Should this be the case, we will be in contact with you with further information. In the meantime, up to date information can be found on the Student Portal, where you can ask further questions via Ask4Help.

Government guidance

The UK Government announced all Covid-19 restrictions will end in England from 24 February and free mass testing ended  on 01 April. Alongside the government’s announcement, the DfE has set out guidance for how Universities should now move forward.
While the Prime Minister made clear that the virus has not gone away, we are now able to transition back to a more normal way of life due to the success of the vaccination programme. However, we also appreciate that the move to ‘living with Covid’ will affect us all differently and both staff and students may have different levels of concern.

We’re continuing to follow guidance from the Government and our priority remains the continuity of your learning. At this time our safety measures that have been in place will remain including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing where possible and regularly using the lateral flow tests. We encourage you to make sure you’ve had your full round of vaccinations if your eligible.

Your health, safety and wellbeing, remains our number one priority and we will continue to monitor the situation and liaise closely with our regional Director of Public Health (DPH) as we move into this next phase.

You can get the latest advice on guidance on the Help and Support section of your Student Portal. Please continue to check your email. Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support.

If you are finding this period of time challenging, please do speak with our Welfare Team, who are always on hand to support you with any queries or personal matters that you may come across during your studies. Our friendly team are here to help and can also share a variety of resources with you that you may find useful

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times. Please check coming into campus page for more information and continue to check your email and feel free to access the support services available to you.

Disclaimer:  All information is accurate at the time of sharing. Our Campus based courses starting in 2022 and 2023 will be delivered on-campus with supporting online learning content. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to adjust the delivery of our education accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

On-campus contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with any additional restrictions, which may be imposed by the Government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors. This could potentially mean increased or fully online delivery, should such restrictions on in-person contact time be required.

Our focus is on making sure we can provide a safe and welcoming environment for our students, staff and communities. As such, we are implementing a number of measures.

These include:

  • We strongly encourage the use of face coverings, however these are no longer mandatory
  • Ensuring enhanced cleaning regimes are followed
  • Displaying Covid-19 safety and awareness signage through our building
  • Sanitiser stations in receptions, breakout spaces and classrooms
  • Offering appointments with each of our support services, both online and face-to-face, so you can still access all of our support team
  • Please let us know if you test positive, so we can support you through your isolation period

Please continue to check your university emails.

We understand that this transition back to a new normal way of living and studying can be a challenging and some of you may need some extra support during your studies. We’re here to reassure you that wherever you are learning from, our teams are on hand to make sure you have access to all the support available to help you progress through your studies with us.

The University is still very much open and academic staff are here to provide students with the ongoing support you need to continue progressing with your studies.

Our Ask4Help Teams remain available and can be contacted via your Student Portal for queries relating to areas including your wellbeing and welfare, change of circumstance, personal extenuating circumstances, assessment extension requests, visa and immigration etc.

We recognise that this is another difficult time for us all and everyone has different ways of dealing with things. We have a number of different options available to you if you feel you need some extra help during this time.

Our campuses are open and ready for you to join us and we’re looking forward to welcoming you. The teaching delivery mode for your programme may vary depending on your choice of study and university partner. What won’t change is that you will join a lively and diverse learning community with a variety of support available to help you achieve your ambitions.

In the event the Government changes its guidance, we will inform you of our changes via email. Please continue to monitor your university emails.

Your scheduled lessons will continue to be delivered as outlined on your timetable, unless otherwise communicated to you.

We continue to monitor and follow government guidance in relation to Covid-19 and are prepared to adapt accordingly to changes in guidance to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

It is no longer required by law to self-isolate if you have Covid-19, you should still stay at home and avoid contact with other people. This helps reduce the chance of passing Covid-19 on to others. Please follow the NHS guidance here.

There is currently no ‘red list’ countries or territories. Please continue to monitor the Government guidance as this is subject to change.

Before travelling into the UK, please ensure you regularly check the latest information and advice on travelling to the UK from another country here as this may be subject to change.

It is vital that students arriving in the UK have followed the correct arrival procedure to avoid additional costs and any delays. This includes ensuring you have the correct travel documents to present, testing requirements before travel and any steps or actions required on arrival in the UK.

If you are planning on travelling outside the UK, the FCO website has advice regarding any necessary precautions you may need to take. You can check the FCO advice regarding coronavirus.

If you are travelling from/to the EU, please also make sure that you have consulted the relevant guidance regarding the UK and EU transition.