Latest information for students studying in 2020
We're working hard for our creative community
The University is planning to start the 2020/21 academic year on time in September and we're planning to provide safe access to our world-class facilities and resources alongside teaching via our virtual learning environment.
Campus Experience 2020
Our campuses will be open again in September 2020. Find out how you'll have safe access to our world-class facilities and resources.
Coronavirus Student & Applicant Information for 2020
We're looking forward to welcoming our community in 2020. Read 2020 student and applicant advice here.
Keeping Creative, Connected & Courageous
Find out how we're supporting our community to stay creative, connected and courageous during these unique times.
What we're doing
Our commitment to your experience
The coronavirus pandemic and the necessity for social distancing means that next year we will have to make significant changes to our campuses and the way in which we engage with teaching, research and innovation. However, we are committed to delivering an outstanding academic experience that's inspiring and creative.
Our first priority is the health and safety of our campus community, so we will continue to be informed by Government advice. Although we are planning for on-campus activity to resume in September, our preparations include consideration of a number of scenarios, so we can be flexible and responsive to the situation as it continues to evolve.
We are planning primarily for a flexible, blended delivery for Study Block 1, at least. This means that lectures, seminars and tutorials will be delivered via digital platforms, but we will also provide COVID-secure access, as far as reasonably practicable, to our amazing on-campus facilities and resources.
As of 1 June, the latest government advice is we can all help control the virus if we all stay alert.
This means you must:
- Stay home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Read the latest government advice on Gov.UK website.
What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms
- A high temperature – this means you feel hot to the touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
- A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
- A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
To protect others, stay at home and DO NOT go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Read the latest health advice from the NHS.
Things you can do to stop the infection spreading
Official government advice is that everyone needs to do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
- Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands immediately.
- Stay 2 meters (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
We also strongly advise all to check the following websites for the latest advice and guidance:
Get in touch
Do you have an application query?
We're here to support you as usual and you can contact us in the following ways Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
T: +44 (0)1326 213730
WhatsApp: +44 (0)1212 852937
SMS: +44 (0)1277 420398
Are you a current student with a query?
We're supporting our current students in lots of ways and will continue to communicate with you via the intranet and email.
Are you a staff member with a query?
We're supporting our staff community during this time and will continue to communicate with you via the intranet and email.