Dear student,

We are very much aware of concerns about coronavirus amongst some members of our community. The health and safety of our students, staff, visitors and the wider community is our top priority and we are regularly updating advice and information.

Like many other universities and large organisations, we continue to liaise with Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS. The University’s Emergency Planning Team is continuing to meet daily and planning for a range of scenarios, closely following official advice. You may find the following information useful and these links are also included in our information page for students:

Visit for information on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

NHS information on coronavirus has advice for travellers and information on the virus and its symptoms.

For travel advice, you can visit the latest UK Government travel advice related to coronavirus and individual pages for travel advice to specific countries or territories.

Anyone concerned about their health in relation to coronavirus should follow PHE guidance and contact NHS 111 if the guidance advises them to do so.

As we are still in winter and colds and flu are more common at this time of year, the general advice if you are poorly is to stay at home and follow NHS guidance on flu.

As an inclusive international community, we’d ask all members of our community to continue to be supportive of one another at this time.

Best wishes, Peter and Cassie