Covid information for students

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How We're keeping student life fun, safe and rewarding 

Plus find out how to get started on your course if you're a new or returning student

Here's everything you need to know about the impact of the pandemic at the University:

More information is available for international students, postgraduate research students, and those who were planning to study and work abroad.

General Covid FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

England has moved to Step 4 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, meaning most legal restrictions have been lifted.

However everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious, and many venues and organisations may have some safety measures still in place. Check before you visit and travel.

For the full list of restrictions, visit the Government website. For more information on Covid-safe activities, see our joint Can Do campaign.

If you don't have symptoms,  you can collect free home testing kits via the University Collection Service on campus.

If you have symptoms, you must book a test from the NHS

Read more on Coronavirus Testing for Students for details.

If you need to self isolate because you’ve tested positive for coronavirus, have coronavirus symptoms, have been contacted through NHS Test and Trace, or have to quarantine after travelling to the UK, we can support you. We can offer you a free 3 day food parcel and advice on ordering in supplies. Read more about self-isolation support for students

All your support services are up and running, with a mixture of virtual and in-person access. To find out more contact the following:

Students who are facing financial difficulties can contact Student Finance for information, advice and support including applying for help from the University Support Fund.

The University has made a considerable investment to ensure teaching continues with the full engagement of academic staff and all the associated support services. Students are still achieving the learning outcomes required by their courses, and will be fully accredited for their learning to the same level as would have been the case had this Covid-19 crisis not happened.

The online-only approach for the majority of university courses during 2021 followed Government rules about reducing Covid transmission.

As such, students won't be receiving any change to their course fee payments.

University Coronavirus Information Line

If you have an enquiry related to covid, please first read through our 'coronavirus information for students' pages. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, get in touch with us on our Coronavirus Information Line.

Please note, this team cannot provide you with a coronavirus test appointment – instead read the information on coronavirus testing for students.


Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 5588

The phone line is open: Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

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