Making sense of these changes

We know these are challenging times for our students. Many of you will be concerned about the risks of coronavirus both to you and to your loved ones. Please rest assured that we will be doing everything within our power to support the whole of our community in the weeks ahead.

Staying at home

The UK Government instructions are that everyone except essential workers must now stay at home, apart from specific exceptions.

How can I protect myself?

The NHS has published guidance on how to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus.

If you are worried about your symptoms, please contact NHS 111.


The latest NHS advice is to self-isolate if you have either a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, or live with someone who does.

What support is the University providing for students in self-isolation?

If you are still living on campus, we will do all we can to support you during this difficult time. If you are in a block where people are self-isolating and you are in a vulnerable group, please contact us via

For students remaining on campus, don't forget our Security team is available to provide any urgent assistance or support. The main Security desk is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Security can be reached on:

  • 666 (from an internal landline)

  • 01225 383999 from a mobile

Faith and Spiritual Support

Information on faith based support considering how to deal with the global pandemic from a spiritual perspective.

Wellbeing support

Where can I get help or advice if I'm worried?

Online support is available to you from all campus services.

Your Director of Studies can offer you academic advice about your specific circumstances. For example, you can ask your Director of Studies about your academic progress, and you should contact them if you are having difficulties with your study at this time.

Student Services have further information on available support including the Wellbeing Service, counselling and mental health, and money advice.

Public Health England also has advice and tips on coronavirus and wellbeing.

The University has put together a webpage to help support you in adapting to studying online.

The SU Advice and Support centre can also provide guidance and support.

The Skills Centre is still available to provide support whilst studying online.

You can find more information on other areas of University support and guidance.