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Our 20/21 academic year: COVID Information

On 13 April, the Government announced that students who are not already attending in-person teaching will not be able to return to on-campus teaching until 17 May at the earliest. 

As a result, the previous guidance remains in place and on that basis teaching will continue to be online only: students should continue to engage with their course in the same way that they have been since January 2021.

Students who need to return to term-time accommodation for health and safety reasons, or due to mental health or wellbeing concerns, may do so.

The current restrictions allow travel for purposes of work, where working from home is not possible. However, only essential staff, including those currently teaching in-person courses will be allowed access to our campuses..

While at University, staff and students are expected to follow testing guidance and all other COVID-secure behaviours set out in our Code of Conduct. This is to ensure we maintain a COVID-secure University, helping to keep everyone safe from infection.

We will continue to support both staff and students through this period. We remain committed to delivering high-quality education and student support online.

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.

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