Advice for Parents Advice for Parents

FAQs updated 17.03.2020

These FAQs are being updated on a regular basis - please continue to check this page for the latest information. 


Do I need to bring my son/daughter home?
As a community, we are facing a rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 

Teaching is now being delivered online through Blackboard and work is continuing to support all our students in progressing in their studies.

Students can return home if this is their preference and are able to do so. Students should continue to participate in learning activities online through Blackboard.

All summative assessment, including examinations, will be carried out online through Blackboard as far as possible so there is now no need for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students to remain on campus for the examination period in May – June for the remainder of this academic year.

We will be providing further details as soon as possible about how online assessments will operate.

We are continuing to support students through Student Services and ensuring they have the support they need.

What is the University doing about coronavirus?
A dedicated working group, led by the Chief Resource Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, are meeting regularly to co-ordinate the University’s response. The University is in frequent contact with Public Health England, NHS Services and other key partners.

The health and wellbeing of staff and students is our highest priority and the University is working on plans in conjunction with other HEIs and partners to quickly co-ordinate and implement any control measures required by Public Health England. We have been regularly issuing Public Health England and Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance to all of our staff and students.

Additional cleaning is being put in place across campus as a precautionary measure, and extra hand washing stations have also been installed throughout the University to promote good hygiene practice.