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COVID-19 information 

The University of Southampton is a place of inclusion and opportunity, where the safety and wellbeing of our community is our top priority; we all have a part to play in keeping each other safe.

Together we create an environment where everyone can thrive and treat one another with respect.

We all take individual responsibility for our impact on the community and the University encourages all members of the community to help look after one another:

Teaching, studying and assessments

The University of Southampton is delivering full in-person, on-campus teaching and student support. In-person teaching will be supplemented by online provision where we believe that this is in the best interests of our students.

Please know our staff are here to support you with your studies and help you to succeed, so don’t hesitate to contact your tutors (Personal Academic Tutor, Programme Lead, Senior Tutor) or The Student Hub with any questions you may have about exams, assessments, or wellbeing.

If you are unable to attend an in-person exam or complete an assessment due to illness, there is a special considerations process you can follow. Read the guidance for the full set of circumstances covered by special considerations. Access our special considerations form.

Illness and support

You are encouraged to stay at home if you test positive for COVID-19, and if you feel unwell or are showing cold, flu, or COVID-like symptoms.

If you have any questions or need further support, please email

Working on campus

Visit our dedicated page to find out more about working on our campuses.


The evidence indicates that the COVID-19 vaccination is highly effective at preventing serious illness and we actively encourage and support our community to receive their vaccinations as soon as they are eligible.

The University understands that there may be some people who are advised not to have the vaccine, for example for health reasons.

We're aware students may have questions about the vaccine and recommend they review the following:


The guidance around travel is constantly under review at an international level, so if you are planning on travelling overseas please consult the UK government pages for the latest updates, as well as the guidance in the country you are travelling to.

For any questions related to visas, please contact the VISAS team or visit our dedicated webpages.

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