Your course tutors have been working over the summer to further enhance your online teaching. They are finding imaginative ways to deliver lectures, workshops and seminars online.
We are all working together to bring all students back on campus as Government guidance allows, however capacity on our sites is currently limited.
From 21 September 2020 until 23 October 2020 only some specialist teaching that is unable to take place online will take place on campus.
Specialist teaching includes the following subject areas: Architecture, Art, Animation, all Life Sciences, Media, Fashion Design, Film, Music, Photography, some specialist modules in Psychology, Television Production and some specialist modules in Business, Marketing and Finance.
From 26 October 2020 onwards we hope to offer all students an opportunity to come on-site in small groups to work with their lecturers and fellow students (as long as COVID-19 Secure measures safely allow). This on-site activity will likely take the form of at least one Course Experience event that will include, for example, skills sessions.
What this work looks like will depend on necessary health, safety and wellbeing measures and Course Leaders' vision for your course.
Can I study from home if I feel uncomfortable returning to campus?
If you have any concerns about your vulnerability and do not feel safe attending University at this time, you should contact [email protected] to notify us that you will be studying remotely in Semester One and we will notify your course leader.
We want to reassure you that the University understands this is a personal decision and we are committed to ensuring you will not be disadvantaged if you feel you cannot come on campus at this time.
If you are studying remotely please make sure you regularly engage with Blackboard. If you need advice about your studies please contact one of the following for specific course-related advice:
- Your module leader
- Your course leader
- Your personal tutor
You may also wish to contact our Support and Services teams to find out more about any additional advice or support that we can offer you.
Can I study in the libraries?
If you can’t study effectively from home, you can now book a seat in one of our socially distanced study spaces at Harrow, Marylebone and Cavendish libraries. Find out more about how to book a space.
My only scheduled session on campus is a Course Experience event, what is that and do I have to attend?
Our Course Experience events will provide you with an opportunity to meet staff and your fellow students.
It isn't compulsory to attend Course Experience events if you do not wish to travel to our campuses at this time, but if you can attend we look forward to welcoming you.
For more information on Course Experience events please continue to check your course Blackboard site, where updates will be posted by your course leader.
What do I do if I cannot attend a specific on-site session?
Please let your module leader know and access your attendance record via our Student Engagement and Attendance system (SEA) and add an absence note for your class.
You'll still receive high-quality teaching and academic support while studying safely online.
You'll have regular interaction with your lecturers, tutors and fellow students in discussions online, and you can expect to receive your timetable in early September, which will let you know the location and times of any on-site experiences.
Key actions for current students
If you are a new or continuing student, please:
- Check Blackboard for details of online teaching arrangements for your course
- Check our Online learning page for general guidance on following your studies online
- Check our Exam FAQs page for details on exams and assessments
- Keep an eye out for our emails to students
Changes to courses
There may be changes to your course in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. You can find an updated overview of the changes on the pages below.
I’m due to take a work placement as part of my course. Can this go ahead?
In accordance with Government guidance during lockdown, you should, if possible, complete your work placement by working from home. However, if the only way to complete your placement is by going onto employer premises, this could be possible providing some additional health and safety criteria are met. This will include making sure the workplace meets all the Government’s standards for premises to reopen and that they have carried out risk assessments.
If at any time you feel unable to carry on with a work placement outside of your home, please speak to your Module Leader or Work Placement Team who can discuss alternatives with you. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, make sure to speak to the Student Advice team about your work placement plans.
Please also note the Government guidance for people more at risk from Coronavirus and the specific guidance for those who are shielding.
All colleague and student travel in and outside the UK for University-related reasons is suspended until further notice.
For any specific queries on travel insurance, contact [email protected].
If you are applying to study with us and have questions about your studies, please see our FAQs from prospective students page.
If you have a question that isn't answered on this page, please get in touch. Our support teams across the University are here to help.