We want you to feel safe and well during your time at Westminster. Our Being Safe, Feeling Safe team has put many measures in place to ensure your health and safety and wellbeing as you study with us.
Keeping you safe
We’ve introduced a range of measures to ensure your safety on campus, including the requirement for face-coverings to be worn on site, one-way directional markings, hand sanitisation points, and safety screens.
We’re ensuring you have the best possible experience as we move forward with our online teaching delivery.
We have support teams ready to welcome you and answer any questions you have. We're here to support you through every step of your student journey.
If you're living in one of our residences or are attending campus for work or study, you are eligible for a free COVID-19 test at one of our University testing sites.
Visiting our Covid-19 secure campuses
In August 2020, we reopened most of our buildings after taking extensive measures to ensure these are COVID-19 secure.
Access remains restricted and you are only permitted to visit our COVID-19 secure buildings if you are attending an event on your timetable or if you have a booking. Please do not arrive on campus unless you have been invited or have a booked appointment, as access will be refused.
As wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help to protect others, the University has decided that they should be worn in almost all circumstances on campus. We will remain sensitive to the needs of those who are unable, for health or disability reasons, to wear face coverings.
If you do have a timetabled or booked event on campus, please ensure you've viewed our safety video from our Vice-Chancellor to help keep you and those around you safe. We all have a collective responsibility to ensure that we keep our buildings COVID-19 secure.
Studying with us
It is our firm intention that we will be returning to campus with our facilities and resources open as normal in September 2021.
Your learning experience on campus will include practical teaching, seminars and workshops, with full access to our resources and study spaces as well as online learning and activities alongside your on-campus teaching.
While we fully expect to be back on campus, we have also made contingency plans for the delivery of our courses should government restrictions mean we have to implement social distancing or limit our presence on campus. You can read about our contingency plans on our changes to your studies page.
Supporting you through Covid-19
Your safety and wellbeing are our top priorities, and we’re here to support you through these challenging times. Our support includes:
- Quarantine advice and support
- Financial support
- Online learning support
- Student achievement and progression
- Students’ Union support
- Wellbeing and services support
Keeping you updated
The University is reviewing the situation continually. Our colleague intranet and Student Hub pages reflect these changes, supported by emails and blogs. Updates on significant new actions will be communicated on this coronavirus Response page and linked pages.
This is an evolving situation and we are working hard to keep this page as up to date and informative as possible.
If you have a question about actions required for specific situations, please direct these to the details in the Contact Us panel below.
For information about the number of cases reported at the University, please visit our Coronavirus cases page.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the University has had to postpone the graduation ceremonies in 2021.
Updates on future graduation ceremonies will be provided on our graduation webpages when this information is available.
All students, colleagues, contractors and visitors are advised to comply with Government measures. We've included some helpful links below:
All COVID-19 queries: [email protected]
If you have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test or have developed COVID-19 symptoms and have recently visited us, please let us know via [email protected]