We're here to support you every step of the way during your student journey with us at Westminster – from application to graduation and beyond.
Quarantine and COVID-19 tests
Quarantine advice and support
Our Quarantine Support Team can offer advice and support if you are:
- required to self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test result, or because you are a close contact of someone who has had a positive test result
- arriving in the UK to start your studies and need to follow UK Government self-isolating requirements, including UK Government-managed hotel quarantine arrangements
Our Quarantine Support Team can provide advice on practical issues such as obtaining food deliveries, medication, laundry services and other essential provisions you may need during your period of self-isolation. Our team can also assist with:
- access to University wellbeing advisers and referral to other University support services
- financial reimbursement for hotel quarantine costs
- liaison with your academic school if you need any adjustments to your studies
- access to online social activities organised by residential assistants and your Students' Union
If you're living in one of our residences or are accessing a pre-booked activity on campus, you might be eligible for a free COVID-19 test.
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] so that the University can support the NHS Test and Trace scheme to inform your recent contacts, in line with the University's personal data protection policy.
For information on how to get tested and general coronavirus information, please visit the NHS website.
If you have financial concerns due to the current coronavirus situation you may be able to receive additional support from the University.
We've produced a financial advice and support page with useful information and guidance that may be helpful during this difficult time.
Teaching and learning
We have implemented a number of measures to support your learning and ensure you're able to continue with your studies confidently and effectively during this time.
Campus and Accommodation
Your wellbeing is our top priority during the coronavirus pandemic.
We've included some useful links to official external guidance below.
International student visas
As an international student with a visa, it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the conditions of your visa, but we understand that in the current situation this can now be challenging.
The Students’ Union are active members of our Being Safe, Feeling Safe Team. They will be running a mix of online and face-to-face social engagement activities throughout the Welcome period in September and throughout the year. They will ensure that all activities and social engagements are in line with both University and Government guidance whilst ensuring that you are offered an opportunity to engage and socialise with each other.
The Students’ Union is independent from the University and they are here to represent and support you. They have issued a statement on the commitments they are making to you, how they will represent you, and how they will ensure that the University delivers its commitments. The Union is here to represent you during your time at Westminster and encourages students to get in touch for any questions or concerns surrounding your studies and support that you may need. It has an advice team that can support you with independent academic and housing advice during your time at Westminster.
Other support and services
If you need support with anything not mentioned on this page, please visit our Support and Services pages for further information. We provide a wide range of valuable advice and guidance services to make a real difference to your student life and wellbeing, and our Student Centre can answer any queries you have.
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]