Date Published: 16 March 2020
Last Updated: 10 August 2021

Our focus is providing a safe and welcoming environment that will ensure all our students receive an excellent learning experience.

The wellbeing, health and safety of our students, staff and communities remains our top priority and our aim is to provide as much clarity as we can.

On these pages you will find the latest information on the steps being taken in-centre and any changes to learning and teaching.

To make the information easy to find, we have separated the content in to different pages that you can access via the links below.

Information for applicants and offer holders >
Information for current students >

Government guidance

From the 19 July 2021, England moved to step 4 of the roadmap which means that many of the legal restrictions regarding Covid-19 have been lifted. Whilst many restrictions have been eased, the Government has encouraged everybody to act carefully and remain cautious. We’re continuing to follow guidance from the Government and implementing a phased return to campus to minimise the risk of transmission and ensure the safety and wellbeing or our students and staff.

Our Centres are now open for students to access the study facilities and for appointments with support services. Please see check our coming into campus page for more information.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.

Centre updates

London:

  • Open: Monday – Friday 8:00-17:30

Birmingham:

  • Open: Monday – Friday 8:30-17:30

Manchester:

  • Open: Monday – Friday 9:00-17:30

We are committed to ensuring that our students are still able to continue learning and accessing our support services.  Students are now able to access the campus for bookable study spaces and face-to-face appointments with our support services. To help us maintain safe numbers on campus – you must book a place before arriving on campus. Current students can find out how to book a place here.

You can find out more on our webpages for current students and applicants and offer holders.

To support NHS Test and Trace and to help us manage capacity, when you arrive on campus, we will ask you to scan a QR code and complete a form online to check-in. You will also be asked to check-out on leaving the campus.

You can check the QA Higher Education Return to Campus guide here.

What action are you taking in-centre?

We continue to be guided by Government and sector advice in all our planning and are undertaking risk assessments of each of our teaching locations.

Our priorities remain the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, staff and communities, and to ensure access to learning so you are able to continue your journey to graduation and your future career goals.

If we identify an increased risk to our community or have to make a change to the way we operate, we will let you know.

Our focus is on making sure we can provide a safe and welcoming environment in our Centres. As such, we are implementing a number of measures in our buildings, including:

  • Implementing a phased return to campus for students and staff
  • Ensuring enhanced cleaning regimes are followed with key areas deep-cleaned at the end of each day
  • Displaying Covid-19 safety and awareness signage through our buildings, highlighting stair access routes
  • Installing sanitiser stations in receptions, breakout spaces and classrooms
  • Offering appointments with each of our support services, online, via telephone and on-campus, so you can still access all of our support teams

Read the QA Return to Campus Guide here with important information on checking in and out of our buildings, cleaning regimes and testing.