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What to do if you’re unable to study on campus at the start of the year

If you're a taught student and are a carer, or have a disability or Covid-vulnerability, you may feel that you need to study remotely in the short term.

If you are a carer, or have a disability or Covid-vulnerability, you should liaise with your Director of Studies to discuss your situation, and with Student Services if you need additional support. Email the contacts below to start these discussions as soon as possible.

Students with a disability

If you're a taught student and have a disability you should email your Director of Studies and email Disability Advice.

Students with caring responsibilities

If you're a taught student and have caring responsibilities you should email your Director of Studies and email the Student Retention & Success Team.

How to inform the University of your late arrival

Once you have discussed your circumstances with your Director of Studies or the services listed above, you must tell the University that you will be temporarily unable to start your course in-person and on campus from the first week of the semester. Please state your expected arrival date for on-campus learning, after any quarantine period has ended. If you aren't sure of the date you will start on-campus learning, please make a best guess. You will be reminded to update your record if this date passes.

To update your SAMIS record:

  • log in to SAMIS, select Student Home > Student Tasks and ‘Notify us you need to start remotely’
  • there is no approval process for arriving late and starting the year remotely. However, the expectation is that you arrive as soon as you can for in-person, on-campus learning.

If you do not tell us, your department will not be able to provide you with suitable support.

What happens next:

  • your Director of Studies will be notified automatically that you need to temporarily study remotely
  • your department may contact you if you have an agreed Disability Access Plan, or provide a reason that is not related to travel difficulties
  • class lists will be updated shortly to confirm you’re studying remotely
  • once you arrive in Bath, you must update your SAMIS record.