COVID-19 Update for Students – 11 May

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday, 10 May, although we are awaiting more detailed information about the Government’s plans in relation to current lockdown restrictions, we want to be clear that there will be no immediate change to the way we have been operating on and off campus over recent weeks.

Campus will remain closed, aside from the essential services which have remained open throughout the lockdown period. We would also ask students to continue to follow guidance issued by your School or Department with regards to your teaching and assessments for the rest of this academic year.

We understand that further details about the Government’s plans will be published later today (11 May) and over the course of this week. It is clear already, however, that the process will be a gradual one over a period of months, and there is potential for restrictions to be both reduced or increased, depending on the extent to which COVID-19 continues to spread.

The reopening of campus to both our staff and students, will happen on a phased basis once both Government guidance indicates it is appropriate and we are able to implement suitable measures around social distancing and hygiene. Staff and student safety and wellbeing remains our highest priority and we are considering very carefully how we can maintain this on campus through social distancing, enhanced cleaning and a wide range of other measures.

Please keep checking our Student FAQ pages for the latest updates.