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Our 20/21 academic year: COVID Information

Our education delivery has temporarily moved online, until at least 12 April 2021. This means there will be no in-person, on-campus teaching, until we advise you otherwise - with the exception of Medicine, Health Sciences and PGCE students. These students will be able to continue their placements and/or in person on campus teaching as planned.

We will continue to support both staff and students through this period. We remain committed to delivering high-quality education and student support online, and will work closely with Schools and Faculties to prioritise the resumption of those in-person teaching activities that are key to meeting programme learning outcomes as soon as government advice and the public health context makes that possible.

The current restrictions allow travel for purposes of work, where working from home is not possible. However, only essential staff, including those teaching the priority face to face courses listed above, will be allowed access to our campuses.

Those students and staff who are coming to campus should participate in the Saliva Testing Programme and follow the COVID-secure behaviours set out in our Code of Conduct. Students should not move between their permanent home and university home during term-time.

A limited number of campus services such as take-away catering, libraries, study space and laboratories remain open.

We continue to monitor the situation as it develops, taking into consideration both public health and Government advice and policy, and will keep this webpage updated.

If you are due to begin your studies with the University at the start of Semester Two please see our prospective student FAQ.

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