Coronavirus
information

These pages contain the latest information to keep our students, prospective students and staff up to date. We will frequently be updating these pages with new information and guidance in line with any announcements from government.

Our stages of operation

The following table lays out the Stages of Operations we will move through as the current government roadmap progresses and further announcements are made about the impact of this on higher education.

Our approach to Covid-19 has always been to follow government guidance and regulations, and to keep all our people safe.

Our Stages of Operations show where we have been, where we are now, and where we hope to move to, to show you how things may change in the future. We are currently at Stage 2.

StageTuitionAccommodationPostgraduate research studentsFacilities and servicesHealth and safety measures
Stage 0 Full face-to-face teaching in place for all programmes, enhanced by best digital practice. Halls of residence fully open with a blended offer of in-person and online social activities. (Potentially no limit on indoor gatherings from 21 June*). No restrictions. All student and campus services open. Sports Centre fully open. Unibus is fully operational in line with normal timetable. Some measures may remain in line with government and public health guidance.
Stage 1 Blended learning is in place (two-thirds face-to-face, one-third delivered digitally), with face-to-face teaching prioritised for all programmes. All students are provided with a minimum of three hours per week of on-campus learning. Halls of residence fully open with online social activities alongside some outdoor in-person opportunities. (Up to six people or a larger group from two households can potentially meet indoors, and up to 30 outdoors, from 17 May*). All research activities that require on-campus facilities can go ahead. All student and campus services open. Careers services will be delivered both online and in-person. Sports Centre open for teaching, gym, and outdoor sport usage (with select indoor sport potentially available from 17 May*). Unibus is operating on a normal timetable but potentially with reduced capacity. Health and safety measures are in place, in line with government and public health guidance. Asymptomatic testing for all those coming onto campus is strongly encouraged.
Stage 2 Mix of online and blended learning, prioritising the continuation of face-to-face provision for certain programmes. Opportunities for students on practical programmes to access specialist resources are maximised. Students should follow government advice to remain in their current accommodation if they are not returning to on-campus learning. Households only to meet indoors. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to work from home where possible. Essential services including libraries and catering are open, on a reduced hours basis with booking essential for the library. Careers services will be delivered as a blend of online and in-person. Sports Centre open for teaching (gym and outdoor sport potentially available from 29 March*). Unibus is operating on a normal timetable but potentially with reduced capacity. Health and safety measures are in place, in line with government and public health guidance. Face coverings must be worn in all indoor settings (unless exemptions apply). Asymptomatic testing for all those coming onto campus is strongly encouraged.
Stage 3 We will provide an increased level of online learning to retain face-to-face provision for priority courses (eg healthcare and education courses), and in as limited number of situations as possible. Students should follow government advice to remain in their current accommodation. Households only to meet indoors. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to work from home where possible. Essential services including libraries and catering are open, on a reduced hours basis with booking essential for the library. Careers services will mainly be delivered online. Sports Centre open for teaching only. Unibus is operating on a reduced timetable and with reduced capacity. Health and safety measures are in place, in line with government and public health guidance. Asymptomatic testing for all those coming onto campus is strongly encouraged.
Stage 4 Most teaching provision will be online - only essential in-person teaching will take place on-site. Students should follow government advice to remain in their current accommodation to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through travel. Essential practical research can continue on campus. Campus services are delivered digitally. The library is open for pre-booked visits only. Sports Centre closed. Unibus services are not running. Health and safety measures are in place, in line with government and public health guidance. Asymptomatic testing for all those coming onto campus is strongly encouraged.

* These dates are dependent upon progression through the government's roadmap

Asymptomatic testing

Our asymptomatic testing continues for all students and staff who need to be on campus. We strongly encourage you to make regular asymptomatic testing a part of your routine. Please take two Covid-19 lateral flow tests per week, three days apart, and test negative before attending site. You can book Covid-19 lateral flow tests online.

Asymptomatic testing information

Last updated: Friday 26 March 2021 17:17:42