Current advice as of 25 May 2020
The welfare of our students alongside that of our staff is and remains our highest priority.
Since the start of the pandemic, our approach has been based on official UK government guidance and developed in consultation with Public Health England. In summary:
- Following our decision to close most of our buildings all of our taught programmes are being delivered via remote learning, enabling students to return home whilst continuing to be supported in their studies.
- In-person end of year exams are being replaced by alternative assessments
- A ‘no detriment’ policy has been introduced for grading and assessments, meaning that none of our students will be disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19 in terms of their grade averages and degree awards.
- Our summer graduation ceremonies have been postponed and will be combined with our winter ceremonies scheduled for February 2021.
- All scheduled work placements, field trips and university-based events have been cancelled.
- We continue to support those students who, due to their personal circumstances, remain in our residential halls and halls fees for the third term of the academic year have been cancelled for all students wishing to terminate their leases early.
All our final-year students will be supported to achieve their degrees this year and our other students will be able to progress as normal, subject to meeting the required academic standards.
Please view frequently asked questions about our response to COVID-19 as well as the latest NHS guidance .
Any student with any questions or concerns about COVID-19, can call our dedicated helpline on 01273 641234 (Monday – Friday 10am to 12 noon, 1pm to 3pm).