Guidance on teaching arrangements, safety, wellbeing, support and more.
Coronavirus: University guidance and updates
Good progress is being made in moving through the roadmap to the easing of current restrictions.
We continue to work hard to make sure that our University is a safe environment and that, within Government guidance and current restrictions, we can provide the best experience possible.
Here you can find out what we’re doing to keep you safe, how you can help, how we’re bringing you a high-quality learning experience and what support is here for you.
Latest University position
What we’re doing to keep you safe on campus and how to keep yourself - and others - safe.
What we’re doing to give you the best possible student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teaching & learning
What we’re doing to ensure you receive a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming learning environment.
Find out what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms and the current number of reported cases at the University.
Your wellbeing is our priority
We've put together a range of support, guidance and resources to help keep our community safe:
Testing for students and staff
We still need to remain vigilant and be mindful of our actions in order to limit any further spread of the disease – it is, therefore, important to note that social distancing, mask wearing, and testing guidelines remain in place.
The Government is providing home testing kits to students and staff to increase testing uptake and help limit virus transmission.
Upon return to campus, all students and staff are encouraged to take three supervised tests (three to five days apart) at an asymptomatic testing site on campus - this is currently located in the Great Hall in the Richmond Building. Booking can be accessed via this link.
After this, students and staff will also have access to home testing kits throughout the summer term through both the Government’s offer of free rapid LFD tests twice weekly to everyone in England, and ‘University Collect’ services, under which universities will distribute tests from communal locations on campus, such as libraries. This is in addition to the onsite testing already offered.
All tests will be free, and all students and staff who test positive from an LFD test will need to self-isolate for 10 days, unless they receive a negative PCR test within two days.