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University Responses to Covid-19

Latest university responses added – 11th May 2021

When will universities reopen in the UK?

It seems that for over a year, the question on most students’ lips has been, “When will universities reopen in the UK?”

There have been so many twists and turns as the country has moved in and out of lockdowns, as well as changes in how students and higher education are prioritised.

University Teaching Delivery 20-21

For the last 12 months, StudentCrowd have been tracking how each university has been responding in this rapidly changing landscape. We have monitored week-by-week changes in teaching delivery in every university in the UK.

The table below outlines all the universities teaching delivery for 2020/21, as well as all the dates for their virtual open days.

We update this information on a weekly basis.

Click on the university name below to find out more about their current teaching plans.

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UNIVERSITY COVID-19 RESPONSE
UniversityStatusTeaching ModeOpen DaysTeaching Notes
Abertay University (Dundee)
Source: abertay.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Online learningVirtual open day on 29th Sep & 30th Oct.The majority of teaching and assessment at Abertay will be online for the remainder of the 2020/21 Academic Year. In Academic Year 2021/22 they intend to return to blended learning with a mix of on-campus and online classes.
Aberystwyth University
Source: aber.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayIn-person teaching will resume from Monday 12 April and that all students are now permitted to travel back to universities in Wales.
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
Source: aru.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 25th Sep.On Monday 17th May students on all courses with scheduled teaching in Trimester 3 will be allowed to return to in person teaching on campus at Step 3, including those who have not already returned to face to face teaching.
Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
Source: aub.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 13th Nov. On campus open days on 25th Sept, 9th Oct, 6th Nov & 4th Dec.The university is making plans to consider a safe return to campus from 8 March. Recent Government direction has enabled them to recommence some of their on campus teaching. They will be using a blended approach where possible in order to maintain campus safety and appropriate numbers on site.
Aston University
Source: www2.aston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThe Government has confirmed that on-campus teaching will not resume before 17 May 2021 for students on courses that are not on the Government’s exemption list.
BPP
Source: bpp.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of webinars available online.They will be continuing with delivering all teaching online.
Bangor University
Source: bangor.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 10th Oct, 31st Oct & 20th Nov.The University is planning to gradually open up further socially distanced in-person on-campus teaching following the Easter break, from 12th April. This follows Welsh Government guidance regarding teaching and learning beyond Easter, with Universities being able to move toward blended learning for all students.
Bath Spa University
Source: bathspa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayOn the 8th March students can access on campus facilities and teaching only for level 6 and 7 students. On the 12th April expected government guidance on return to blended learning for all other courses.
Birkbeck, University of London
Source: bbk.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of virtual open days available online.All teaching during the Spring and Summer term continues online.
Birmingham City University
Source: bcu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 31st JulyIn line with Government guidance during the current national lockdown, teaching on most of their courses is currently online, except for exempted courses including healthcare, education and social work.
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)
Source: bishopg.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 11th Aug, 25th Sept, 16th Oct, 12th Nov, & 8th DecIn response to the announcement from the Government of a new national lockdown Bishop Grosseteste University will delay the planned return of on campus teaching and continue with online delivery of programmes.
Boston University
Source: bu.edu
Confirmed Sept/Oct startMultiple routesVirtual campus tour and virtual events taking place over the next few months.During the 2020–2021 academic year, Boston University students have a choice of attending in-person classes or taking classes remotely, with a hybrid teaching format called Learn from Anywhere (LfA).
Bournemouth University (BU)
Source: bournemouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 2nd Oct, 30th Oct, 27th Nov & virtual open day on 8 Dec.Under current guidelines, only small numbers of students are permitted to return to face-to-face teaching, with the Government confirming that restrictions will remain in place for universities until at least phase three of Covid-19 restriction easing, 17 May at the earliest.
Bradford College
Source: bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days on 13th NovThey will be re-opening the college for HE with practical elements and adults identified as Level 1 priority.
Brunel University London
Source: brunel.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 3rd Aug.All programmes will be delivered online while making as much teaching available on campus as social distancing allows.
Buckinghamshire New University
Source: bucks.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 18th SepUnder Government guidance critical and practical course students can resume in-person teaching. All other courses will remain online.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Source: canterbury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe University will be moving all of its learning and teaching online by 3 December.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Source: cardiffmet.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for the next on campus open dayThe latest Welsh Government announcement states students will be able to return to university for flexible learning from 12 April for the duration of the summer term, but the university is not envisaging a resumption of all face-to-face teaching during the summer term.
Cardiff University
Source: cardiff.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for next virtual open day in September.Those students yet to resume in-person teaching can expect a return to blended learning from 12 April (Spring semester resumes on Monday 19 April).
City, University of London
Source: studenthub.city.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThe UK Government has now confirmed that no additional courses can return for in-person teaching until after 17th May at the earliest. The university is currently reviewing which in-person activities and support they may be able to offer on campus after 17th May.
Colchester Institute
Source: colchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayOn account of the Government’s announcement of a new national lockdown, all lessons and learning will be on-line until further notice.
Courtauld Institute of Art
Source: courtauld.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day recordings available online.All students will potentially be allowed to return to university campuses from Monday 17 May, as long as the Government’s current roadmap out of lockdown remains on track. This date will be confirmed by the Government one week beforehand (Monday 10 May).
Coventry University
Source: coventry.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 7th Aug.For most students, teaching and learning will continue to be delivered online until at least 17 May 2021, with the exception of courses that need to access specialist equipment and facilities.
De Montfort University (DMU)
Source: dmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus open day on 18th Sep & 16th Oct.They are currently delivering teaching using a mix of synchronous (i.e. live), asynchronous (i.e. non-live) and face-to-face approaches. Lectures are delivered online through DMU Replay and all students will receive some ‘live’ learning every week - either online or face-to-face, in line with current government restrictions.
Dublin City University
Source: dcu.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 20th & 21st Nov.Most teaching will move online for the period of the heightened level of restrictions, and so campus time indicated in the information which students received at the beginning of this month may reduce. Teaching activities on campus will be limited to those considered necessary to the programme or specific student group and will be carried out in safe environments, with controlled numbers.
Durham University
Source: dur.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThe UK Government has now confirmed that further in-person teaching at English universities cannot start again until Monday 17 May at the earliest, as part of Step 3 of the Roadmap. Durham asks students not to come back ahead of that date or before government gives consent, unless it is essential you do so to support educational needs.
Edge Hill University
Source: edgehill.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days on 14th Aug, 11th Sep, 9th Oct & 13th NovThe Government has announced that all university students who have not yet returned to campus and in-person teaching will be able to do so from 17 May, at the earliest. For now, this means that students who have not yet resumed in-person teaching, will continue with their online learning until then.
Edge Hotel School
Source: essex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 18th Sep & 23rd Oct.Students on a small number of courses will be permitted to return to on-campus, face-to-face teaching from 8 March 2021 in addition to those already doing so. All other students will continue to access their learning remotely for the remainder of the Spring Term.
Edinburgh Napier University
Source: my.napier.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open day on 18th SeptThe vast majority of teaching and learning in Trimester 2 will take place online, with the exception of a few essential in-person classes, including specific practical activities and workshops. Only a very small number of courses will have some elements of in-person teaching on campus.
Falmouth University
Source: falmouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 25th Sep.The Government announced on 22 February that universities can resume in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects that require specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March 2021. Due to the nature of Falmouth University’s course portfolio and its academic approach, this means that all of our students will be permitted to return to campus, ready to start on-campus activity from 8 March 2021.
Glasgow Caledonian University
Source: gcu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Blended learningVirtual open days on 8th Sep & 2nd Oct, 21st Oct & 18th NovThe university will be continuing with their blended learning approach implemented in Tri A, offering a mixture of online learning and teaching and, face to face teaching on campus. Face-to face teaching will be limited to small ‘socially distanced’ group teaching for some students, with low numbers of students and staff on campus at any one time.
Glasgow School of Art
Source: gsa.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFrom the 12th April, all teaching continues online. For final year undergraduate and all postgraduate students access to studios resumes for self-directed learning.
Glyndwr University
Source: glyndwr.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus open day on 21st Aug.Semester 2 will be similar to semester 1 for most students with a blend of online and on campus digitally-enabled learning delivered through our Active Learning Framework.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Source: gold.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe UK Minister of State for Universities has announced that all other students cannot return to in-person activities until 17 May at the earliest and they should continue to learn remotely and remain where they are living. The university are reviewing what this means for their students.
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Source: gsmd.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedRegister interest for next virtual open dayNot specified
Harper Adams University
Source: harper-adams.ac.uk
Confirmed for Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 9th Oct.A blended approach of online supported learning and in-person classes.
Hartpury University
Source: hartpury.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startIn-person leaningOn campus open day on 11th Sep & 23rd Oct.All Hartpury College students will return to 100% face-to-face lesson delivery from 19 April 2021
Heriot-Watt University
Source: hw.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningEdinburgh campus virtual open day - 25th Sep & 23rd Oct & Scottish Borders will be on 1st OctSemester 2 will start as planned on Monday 11 January, but all teaching will be online until at least 1st March with very few exceptions and none before 22nd February.
Imperial College London
Source: imperial.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThe government confirmed that remaining students will not be able to return to on-campus teaching until 17 May at the earliest, in line with the third step of easing national lockdown. This will be confirmed on 10 May.
Institute of Education, University of London
Source: Institute of Education, University of London
Kaplan Open Learning
Source: kaplanpathways.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline LearningUnknownStudents at UK colleges will be studying remotely online – from their accommodation or home country. From 8 March, more in-person student support services will be available at our UK colleges, alongside the online support currently on offer.
Keele University
Source: keele.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 14th Aug.From 8th March they will be resuming in-person teaching for some students who are studying practical courses. All other courses will be delivered online. There will be a further Government review in April about when all remaining students can return.
King's College London (KCL)
Source: kcl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days 24th-29th July.On-campus teaching will only go ahead for a very limited number of programmes which require practical learning for professional qualifications. Teaching for all other courses will be delivered online only while these new restrictions are in place.
Kingston University
Source: kingston.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 14th Aug.All teaching will be taking place online. The only exceptions are for healthcare subjects, social work and teacher training, where students will be able to access teaching on campus. The government has advised the current restrictions are likely to last until at least 8 March.
Lancaster University
Source: lancaster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 18th Sep & 16th Oct.They expect to be able to reopen the campus for in-person teaching and research in time for the start of the new term in October 2021
Leeds Arts University
Source: leeds-art.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day on 16th Oct, 6th Nov & 27th Nov.Practical and creative courses are able to return for on-campus teaching and learning from 8 March. Teaching will be a blend of online video conferencing and on-campus. Covid-secure studios and facilities are open for all students.
Leeds Beckett University
Source: leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayIn-person teaching for those not studying practice-based courses will not resume until Monday 17 May at the earliest, in line with other restrictions easing as part of step three of the roadmap.
Leeds City College
Source: leedscitycollege.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeCollege will reopen from Monday 8 March for many of our students following the government’s lockdown exit plan announcement. Remote learning is taking place until after half term.
Leeds Trinity University
Source: leedstrinity.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 25th Sep, 23rd Oct & 13th NovGiven the latest government guidance, the timetable remains unchanged from Semester Two, with on-campus teaching continuing as it did before Easter for a limited number of practical modules only.
Liverpool Hope University
Source: hope.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 9th Oct, 23rd Oct, 13th Nov & 1st Dec.All teaching taking place online throughout the period of lockdown.
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Source: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Source: ljmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of online introduction videos available on website.In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and the associated Government restrictions, teaching will remain online for the rest of the semester. The only exceptions are those clinical or professional programmes exempted by the Government.
London Metropolitan University
Source: londonmet.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Online learningVirtual mini open day on 14th Aug.The UK government has announced that students who have not yet returned to campus and in-person teaching will be able to do so from 17 May, at the earliest. As teaching for most London Met students ends on Friday 14 May, the majority of students will return to campus for teaching at the start of the next academic year in September.
London School of Commerce
Source: lsclondon.co.uk
Not yet specifiedOnline learningUnknownTeaching will be delivered via online / remote methods only. There will therefore be no face-to-face teaching.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Source: info.lse.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFor the remainder of the 2020/21 academic year, all compulsory teaching, learning and assessments, including those taking place in Summer Term 2021, will be delivered online.
London South Bank University
Source: lsbu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 9th Oct.For the first four weeks of semester 2, they will be providing almost all of the teaching remotely other than those activities that cannot be done online.
Loughborough University
Source: lboro.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 11th Sep.In-person teaching will resume from the start of the summer term, Monday 26th April for students on specified courses – including all practical programmes. If students are studying on a taught programme where Government restrictions on in-person teaching remain in place, the university shall continue to deliver the curriculum on-line for the time being.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Source: mmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 9th Oct, 16th Oct & 27th Nov.Some on-campus learning from Monday 8 March for students on courses that require practice-based teaching or access to specialist equipment and facilities. Students on non-practice-based courses will continue online until further guidance is provided.
Marino Institute of Education
Source: Marino Institute of Education
Maynooth University
Source: maynoothuniversity.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 26th & 27th Nov.For the remainder of the spring semester, most teaching will continue remotely, with only essential practical activities and essential project work on campus.
Medway School of Pharmacy
Source: Medway School of Pharmacy
Middlesex University
Source: mdx.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayPlanning to start teaching through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching during autumn 2020 and spring 2021. Also the option to move between blended learning and fully online virtual learning.
Mumbai University
Source: Mumbai University
Newcastle University
Source: enquire.ncl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open day in September.They have previously advised that teaching for all but those subjects that require essential present in person teaching or access to specialist facilities, will remain online for the rest of the academic year. \
Newman University
Source: newman.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day has taken place.The University is waiting for the Government to review, by the end of Easter, the options and timings of the return of further students to on campus teaching.
Northumbria University
Source: covid.northumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days 25th Sep, 23rd Oct & 20th Nov.The Government announced that some face-to-face teaching on campus may resume from the week of the 8th March for those students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities. The university have staggered the return of programmes in accordance with Government guidance. The rest of the courses will remain online for the time being.
Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)
Source: nua.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFrom 8th March 2021, in line with government rules, NUA is returning to a blend of on-campus teaching and live streamed digital sessions.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
Source: ntu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus opens day have passed.All remaining higher education students will be able to return to campus for in-person learning from Monday 17 May at the earliest, alongside Step Three of the roadmap for leaving lockdown.
Oxford Brookes University
Source: brookes.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 9th Oct.The Government announced that all remaining university students will return to in-person teaching and learning no earlier than Monday 17 May. The university is aware that many students will have already completed their semester two teaching and assessments by this date.
Plymouth College of Art
Source: Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth Marjon University
Source: marjon.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayAs of Thursday 10 December, all teaching will be online.
Queen Margaret University (QMU)
Source: qmu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 17th Oct & 14th Nov.Scotland is under 'phase 1', under phase 1, the default remains online teaching, except where attendance is critical and time-sensitive to the course or assessment and cannot be delivered remotely, or for those students on essential placements.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Source: qmul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 2nd Oct.Some in-person teaching for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects and need access to specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March. Other courses will remain online. The Department for Education confirmed that there will be no face-to-face education for students on non-practical courses, inside university Covid-secure premises, before 17 May at the earliest.
Queen's University Belfast (QUB)
Source: qub.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 11th SepThe majority of lectures, tutorials and seminars will continue to be delivered online. The following teaching will still go ahead in-person and on campus:Teaching that is practical in nature (for example, lab sessions, clinical skills etc.) that cannot be delivered remotely or deferred to a later date. Face-to-face teaching that is essential for professional accreditation.
Ravensbourne
Source: ravensbourne.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 18th Sep, 16th Oct, 13th Nov & 8 DecAfter the Easter break, all students on practical courses will have a mix of in-person lessons inside the Ravensbourne building and remote online lessons. For all students that aren't on practical courses, all timetabled lessons will continue to be delivered online.
Regents University London
Source: regents.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 16th Oct.They will continue to deliver all our classes online in the Summer Term 2021 (May 2021).
Richmond American International University in London
Source: richmond.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 28th July.All further teaching and exams will operate online only until 30 April 2021.
Robert Gordon University (RGU)
Source: rgu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Online learningOpen days on 18th Sep, 6th Oct & 6th Nov.For the rest of Term 2 (Friday 30 April) the vast majority of its teaching will continue to be delivered online.
Royal Agricultural University
Source: Royal Agricultural University
Royal College of Music
Source: Royal College of Music
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Source: rcsi.com
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day on 5th Jan 2022.They will deliver as much face-to-face teaching as possible with some sessions that will be delivered digitally, including the live-streaming of some lectures. Academically, students will be taught in small groups, which will be called 'learning communities'.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Source: rcs.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThey are working to an agreed plan of restricted blended learning, with any limited in-person teaching activity which is deemed essential taking place in a safety-assessed environment.
Royal Holloway, University of London
Source: royalholloway.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe summer term at Royal Holloway begins on 26 April 2021. They will welcome back to campus additional UG and PGT students who are studying practical and practice-based courses. The remaining students will continue learning online.
Royal Veterinary College
Source: Royal Veterinary College
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Source: soas.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of online introduction videos available on website.The university continues as planned to deliver teaching, assessment and support activities online for the summer term.
Scotland's Rural College
Source: Scotland's Rural College
Sheffield Hallam University
Source: shu.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 16th Oct, 28th Nov, 8th Dec & virtual open day on 30th Oct.Following the government’s April 13 update on in-person teaching, students who are learning online will not be able to return to campus teaching before 17 May. This means that most undergraduate students will not have planned on-campus teaching before exams and assessments begin.
Solent University, Southampton
Source: solent.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual and on campus open day on 25th Sep, 16th Oct & 20th Nov.Those students on courses who would be unable to complete their studies if they did not return to take part in practical teaching, access specialist facilities, or complete assessments can return to university from 8 March. For all other students, the Government will review, by the end of the Easter holidays, the options for timing their return.
St George's, University of London
Source: sgul.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSeries of webinars for applicantsThere is no immediate change to the University's current working arrangements. Their teaching and research continue as at present, with any on-site activities conducted in Covid secure ways.
St Mary's University College
Source: stmarys-belfast.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startNot yet specifiedUnknownPlanning for 3 scenarios, expected that blended learning will be the most likely case in September.
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Source: stmarys.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 15th Sep, 13th Oct & on campus open day on 25th Sep & 23rd Oct.The Government has announced that all university teaching must take place online.
Staffordshire University
Source: staffs.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus & virtual open days on 14th Aug, 18th Sep & 24th Oct.Once there is more information from the Government, closer to Monday 17 May 2021, the university will update students and issue further communications on teaching.
Stranmillis University College
Source: Stranmillis University College
Swansea University
Source: myuni.swansea.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFrom 19th April the current teaching arrangement will continue online, with some face-to-face teaching for those who have already been asked to return plus some new additions.
Technological University Dublin
Source: tudublin.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 6th Nov.Public health restrictions in place until 31 January mean that on-campus activity cannot resume for the moment.
Teesside University
Source: tees.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 4th Sep, 9th Oct & 13th Oct.The Government has now confirmed that only courses already permitted to resume face-to-face teaching can continue to be delivered on campus, and that no additional students should return to campus until 17 May at the earliest. Therefore, there will be no major changes to teaching arrangements following the spring vacation.
The Open University
Source: help.open.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningN/AThe OU’s distance learning teaching model has been largely unaffected and registrations are currently open for courses starting in October. Tutorials and assessments continued to be delivered online.
The University of Manchester
Source: manchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of webinars available online.They have moved teaching online, closed non-essential facilities and cancelled or postponed on-campus events.
The University of Sheffield
Source: sheffield.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayIn line with government guidance, the majority of courses will be delivered online until at least 17 May 2021.The majority of spring semester exams and assessments will take place online and labs and face-to-face tutoring may resume for postgraduate taught students.
The University of Sydney
Source: sydney.edu.au
Confirmed Semester 2 startBlended learning28th Aug on campus and onlineSemester 1 will feature both online and in-person classes.
Trinity College Dublin
Source: tcd.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of online introduction videos available on website.In semester two, all teaching in lectures, small group classes and tutorials will continue online or move online; some essential practical or lab-based work in other Schools will continue where feasible
UPES - University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Source: UPES - University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
UWE Bristol
Source: uwe.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe University has been advised by policy makers that the return date for students who are not on a practical or creative course has been delayed from the expected Monday 12 April. Instead, they expect that the Government will announce that students who are currently studying remotely should continue to do so in full, until at least Monday 17 May.
Ulster University
Source: ulster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOpen day on 4th Sep.Blended learning experience including on-campus teaching activities, together with online learning.
University College Birmingham
Source: ucb.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 2nd Oct.Students can come onto campus if they are on a further education course or one of the higher education courses listed as eligible for face-to-face teaching. They anticipate that higher education students on any other courses will not be able to return to on-campus tuition until after 17 May at the earliest, based on any changes to government restrictions
University College Dublin
Source: ucd.ie
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day experiences available onlineThey will continue online teaching as per timetables. Other scheduled face to face lectures, tutorials or other classroom-based teaching will take place online.
University College London (UCL)
Source: ucl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayIf students are currently studying remotely, they should remain where they are and not return to UCL until face-to-face teaching resumes for their programme. If programmes require some in-person attendance, departments will contact them with details.
University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
Source: uca.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFrom the 12 April all students groups will return to blended learning - the exact mix of online and on-campus activities will vary depending on the nature of your course.
University of Aberdeen
Source: abdn.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Online learningVirtual open day on 31st Aug & on campus open day on 2nd Oct.Teaching and assessment for Undergraduate students will remain online for the rest of the second half-session.
University of Bath
Source: bath.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open day.The university can now able to resume practical elements of in-person teaching and learning for some undergraduate students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March. They are unable to invite any other students to return for in-person learning in line with Government restrictions.
University of Bedfordshire
Source: beds.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 11 Aug, 14th Aug , 15th Sept & 23rd Oct.Following an update on 13 April, universities are not expected to welcome further students back to campus until Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown (17 May 2021) at the earliest.
University of Birmingham
Source: intranet.birmingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 11th Sep & 16th Oct.For the majority of students teaching will take place online until at least 17 May (subject to Government advice), except for students on courses still eligible for on campus teaching.
University of Bolton
Source: bolton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 11th Aug, 14th Aug & 2nd SepIn line with government guidance and until at least May 17, the university cannot resume ALL sessions in person face to face quite yet.
University of Bradford
Source: bradford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startCampus based learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayFrom September 2021, the University of Bradford will offer a return to the campus experience for all its students. This means you’ll be able to attend lectures on campus, meet friends to study and socialise, talk with tutors face-to-face and take part in a range of activities. The full campus experience will include, face-to-face lectures, indoor and outdoor sports, use of on-campus study areas to meet friends and tutors in person, use of the library and other facilities and an expanded range of activities.
University of Brighton
Source: brighton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayIn-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based courses (including creative arts) which require specialist equipment and facilities will resume from Monday 8 March. Students studying courses which can reasonably be continued online (humanities, social science and all courses taught by the Brighton Business School) should continue to study remotely until further notice.
University of Bristol
Source: bristol.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningNext open day to be held in September.In-person element from 19 April. This includes courses which returned on 8 March and courses which returned after the winter break. These courses continue to have an element of in-person teaching. All other courses must continue online.
University of Buckingham
Source: buckingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 7th Aug & 16th OctAll courses are being offered online until at least 11th June (the end of the Spring Term).
University of Cambridge
Source: cam.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 13th- 26th SepFor students who have been given permission to return for in-person teaching for practical or practice-based subjects, as well as for research students, this permission continues. All other students who have not previously been given permission - in-person teaching will not be before Monday 17 May.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Source: uclan.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 9th Oct.Universities are not expected to welcome further students back to campus until Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown (17 May 2021) at the earliest.
University of Chester
Source: www1.chester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 16th Oct & 13th Nov.The remainder of students (those who have not yet been allowed back this year) will be permitted to return for face-to-face teaching no sooner than week commencing May 17.
University of Chichester
Source: chi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 10th Oct, 29th Oct, 20th Nov & 8th Dec."In-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March. They have recently announced that remaining students will be able to return to in-person teaching alongside Step 3 of the Roadmap, when restrictions on social contact will be eased further and the majority of indoor settings can reopen. This will take place no earlier than 17 May."
University of Cumbria
Source: cumbria.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 11th Aug.The UK Government has determined that a limited number of students, largely those training as future critical workers in health and teaching, should continue to study on campus. The rest of the courses will remain online.
University of Derby
Source: derby.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 25th Sep & 23rd Oct.Mix of online and blended learning, prioritizing the continuation of face-to-face provision for certain programmes. Opportunities for students on practical programmes to access specialist resources are maximized.
University of Dundee
Source: dundee.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct start (delayed start date)Online learningVirtual open days on 30th Aug & 25th SepTeaching will remain online for the whole of Semester 2 for the vast majority of students.
University of East Anglia (UEA)
Source: uea.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 23rd Oct & 20th Nov."They can resume in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March. All remaining higher education students can return to in person teaching and learning, no earlier than 17 May."
University of East London (UEL)
Source: uel.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayTeaching and learning for most courses proceed online. Practical, creative and clinical courses have one day per week timetabled on campus. Residential and University services on campus continue. All other courses will remain online.
University of Edinburgh
Source: ed.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayAll learning and teaching will restart digitally. Following further Scottish Government guidance - the university has decided that teaching and assessment for Undergraduate students will remain digital for the rest of the Semester, with a small number of exceptions.
University of Essex
Source: essex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 14th Aug, 18th Sep, 16th Oct & 23rd Oct.Following the latest Government guidelines, they are currently restricting the number of students allowed to start face-to-face teaching to subjects where a face-to-face component is absolutely essential, with most students not being permitted to return to on-campus university teaching.
University of Exeter
Source: exeter.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct StartOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayOnly students on programmes that require specialist facilities will be able to recommence in-person teaching from 8 March.
University of Glasgow
Source: gla.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeFrom 17 May, the Scottish Government hopes to move to Phase 3 of the student travel guidance, which allows for more on-campus learning activity to take place.
University of Gloucestershire
Source: glos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus open days on 3rd Oct, 17th Oct, 6th NovFace-to-face teaching for students on courses that require practical teaching, specialist facilities, or on-site assessments as part of a blended approach. Students on other programmes will continue learning online for the time being
University of Greenwich
Source: gre.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayThe Government has confirmed that students on practical courses such as science, and those who require specialist equipment or facilities, will be able to return for on-campus teaching from Monday 8 March. The university will continue to support students on all other courses to study online and the Government have indicated they will provide a further update on a wider return for all students by Easter.
University of Hertfordshire
Source: herts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayStudents studying practical courses that require specialist equipment and facilities are permitted to come to campus for their teaching and learning. On Tuesday 13thApril, all remaining students will be able to return to in-person teaching at step 3 of the national roadmap currently planned for Monday 17th May at the earliest.
University of Huddersfield
Source: hud.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 2nd Oct, 16th Oct, 6th Nov & 4th Dec.In line with the Government guidance they will begin to open facilities on campus for certain courses from 8 March.
University of Hull
Source: hull.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days on 2nd Oct, 30th Oct, 27th Nov & 8th JanFrom 8 March in-person learning can resume for students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and need specialist equipment and facilities. All other students should not return to campus and continue online learning.
University of Kent
Source: kent.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeThe majority of teaching will remain online with some exceptions where on-campus teaching, assessment or use of specialist facilities is essential.
University of Law
Source: law.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of virtual open days available online.Recent Government guidance states that students can expect a return to face to face teaching no earlier than 17 May. Timetabled classes will continue to be delivered via streamed sessions until at least 17 May and will continue thereafter until 30 June for any student who opts into the Study Guarantee.
University of Leeds
Source: coronavirus.leeds.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of online introduction videos available on website.The Government has confirmed that the current policy for students returning to campus remain in place until at least Monday 17 May. Face-to-face teaching will continue into the summer term for those students on practical or practice-based courses and for all other students teaching and learning will continue online until at least Monday 17 May.
University of Leicester
Source: le.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayAll teaching, unless you are on an exempted course, has now moved online and no face-to-face teaching will take place before 8 March 2021 at the earliest.
University of Lincoln
Source: lincoln.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen days on 25th Sep, 10th Oct & 23rd Oct.In line with Government guidance, most of the teaching sessions will remain the same as before the Easter break,; practical sessions as planned will be face to face on campus and theory sessions will continue to be provided online. Students timetable will provide the details of their teaching sessions for the start of the summer term from the 12th of April.
University of Liverpool
Source: liverpool.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day recordings available on the website.Students currently required to study wholly online must continue to do so until 17 May 2021 at the earliest. For those students who are already back on campus or otherwise have in-person teaching scheduled this term there will be no change to their schedule.
University of Northampton
Source: northampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus open days on 14th AugTeaching in the first term will be a mix of face-to-face with online provision
University of Nottingham
Source: nottingham.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 10th Sep, 11th Sep & 9th Oct.From Monday 8 March, restrictions will start to be relaxed through a four-step process but learning will remain online for the majority of students.
University of Oxford
Source: ox.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeStudents on non-practical courses, in-person teaching should not resume until 17 May at the earliest (alongside Step 3 of the Government’s Roadmap for easting national restrictions).
University of Plymouth
Source: plymouth.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 9th Oct, 6th Nov & 4th Dec.The majority of students assessments will take place online, Students will also have face-to-face assessments where needed and where it is safe to do so.
University of Portsmouth
Source: port.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open days on 22nd Sep, 6th Nov & 4th Dec.They will be offering a Blended Learning Approach.
University of Reading
Source: reading.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken place.The government has advised that students should continue to study online until at least the 17 May (Step 3 on the Roadmap), unless they are undertaking a placement or practical and studio-based activities that cannot easily be replicated online.
University of Roehampton
Source: roehampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 1st Aug.All teaching taking place face-to-face, in line with Government guidance, with the option to study online on many courses. From September 2021, the university plans face-to-face teaching and physical student activities, subject to Government guidance.
University of Salford
Source: salford.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayStudents on practical or practice-based courses can return to campus on Monday 12 April. Some courses will remain online and others on campus.
University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)
Source: southwales.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 11th Sep, 16th Oct & 13th Nov.All Welsh universities, including USW, have collectively made the decision to continue to deliver the majority of teaching online until Easter.
University of Southampton
Source: southampton.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days on 11th & 12th Sep & 9th OctIn- line with Government regulations, their education provision has temporarily moved online - with the exception of Medicine, Health Sciences and PGCE students. All remaining higher education students can return to inperson teaching and learning, no earlier than 17 May, alongside Step 3 of the Roadmap.
University of St Andrews
Source: st-andrews.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day has taken placeIn line with Scottish Government guidance, teaching and assessment for the majority of the students will remain online only for the remainder of this semester. There will be a small number of exceptions to the policy of online-only teaching and assessment.
University of Stirling
Source: stir.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 18th Sep & 23rd OctAll parts of Scotland moved to Level 3 on Monday 26 April. Teaching and learning, for most undergraduate students, will remain fully online until 13 April 2021. For most postgraduate taught students it will remain fully online until 16 April 2021, when classes are scheduled to finish ahead of the exam period. There will be limited in-person teaching and essential placements for a small number of students, mostly on vocational courses. There will be limited in-person teaching and essential placements for a small number of students.
University of Strathclyde
Source: strath.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open day.Glasgow is in COVID-19 Protection Level 3 as of April 2021. Learning and teaching will be online, in accordance with Scottish Government guidance.
University of Suffolk
Source: uos.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 9th Oct, 6th Nov & 9th DecIn line with government guidance, from the 8th March 2021, they are now also able to resume some in-person teaching and learning for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities. They will continue to priorities on campus and face to face for teaching in specialist facilities and other lectures and tutorials will continue online.
University of Sunderland
Source: sj.sunderland.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open day on 12th AugFrom Monday 4 January 2021, teaching will be online unless programme leaders advise students to come onto campus.
University of Surrey
Source: surrey.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 11th Sep (School of Veterinary Medicine only) & 10th Oct.Students programme which have not yet restarted face-to-face teaching will not be able to restart face-to-face teaching until at least stage 3 of the roadmap, which will begin no earlier than Monday 17 May.
University of Sussex
Source: sussex.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open days on 2nd & 16th OctPractical courses can return to campus for studies from 8 March. All students studying any other course should not return to Sussex and should continue learning online and should not return to Sussex until at least 17 May 2021.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)
Source: uwtsd.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningVirtual open day on 10th Aug.The return to blended learning for the summer term means that some programmes may return to on campus delivery from 12th April.
University of Warwick
Source: warwick.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open dayStudents who have already resumed some face-to-face teaching alongside existing online teaching and learning to campus since 8 March, will continue to have some face-to-face teaching from 26 April. In addition, students in all year groups who are studying science subjects and some theatre studies students can return to have some face-to-face teaching from 26 April. For those who have not yet returned, they are not permitted to provide face-to-face teaching until the third phase of the Government roadmap, the earliest date is 17 May, and will continue to provide online learning and support.
University of West London (UWL)
Source: uwl.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startBlended learningOn campus open day on 16th Oct.From 8th March you can access the campus for scheduled classes. Level 6 and 7 students with practical content will return to blended learning for specific modules. On 15th March level 3, 4 and 5 students with practical content will return to blended learning for specific modules.
University of Westminster
Source: westminster.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningVirtual open days on 9 Oct & 27 NovFrom 8 March 2021 some specialist teaching that is unable to take place online will take place on campus. Other courses will remain online.
University of Winchester
Source: winchester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 25th Sep, 9th Oct, 30th Oct & 27th Nov.The latest Government guidance means students studying courses that have been back on campus this semester should continue to attend campus for week 12 teaching (4-7 May) and the assessment weeks (10-28 May). Government guidance unfortunately means that students on all other courses which did not return before Easter should continue to study online.
University of Wolverhampton
Source: wlv.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 14th Aug.The Government announced that those courses that have not yet been permitted to return to campus for teaching will now be able to do so from Monday, 17 May, at the earliest. Undergraduate students on non-practical courses will complete the remainder of their studies for this academic year online. The university is now planning for postgraduate students to return to blended learning, including teaching on campus, from Monday, 17 May.
University of Worcester
Source: worcester.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 19th Sep, 30th Oct & 28th Nov.They have recently announced that remaining students will be able to return to in-person teaching alongside Step 3 of the Roadmap. This will take place no earlier than 17 May. . A return alongside Step 3 would give many students time to receive some in-person teaching before the end of term,
University of York
Source: york.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningRegister interest for next virtual open day in September.Due to continued Covid restrictions from the Government, the university have decided that the majority of classroom-based teaching activity will be delivered online for the entirety of the Spring Term this year (other than for exempt courses), and that the majority of teaching and learning will remain online for the Summer Term.
University of the Arts London (UAL)
Source: arts.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of subject specific open evenings over the next few monthsFrom 22 March 2021 all their main sites will be open. Some technical spaces, studios or workshops will be open for the first week of the spring break in all colleges. From 6 – 9 April limited access will be possible in colleges but for health and safety reasons, technical facilities including workshops will only be open where specialist staff are available. They are committed to return to a blended-learning model from the start of the summer term on 12 April (subject to the national situation in the UK and government guidance).
University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Source: uhi.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOpen day on 10th Aug & 11th Aug.They have suspended most face-face classes on all their campuses, and most placements with some exceptions, until the end of February.
University of the West of Scotland (UWS)
Source: uws.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningSelection of information sessions on 29th July.From 17 May onwards – provided it is safe to do so – they will be able to deliver a more blended model of learning.
Writtle College
Source: Writtle College
York St John University
Source: yorksj.ac.uk
Confirmed Sept/Oct startOnline learningOn campus open day on 13th Aug.The government has advised that, from Monday 8 March, universities can resume face to face teaching for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects that require access to specialist equipment or facilities on campus and all other courses will be delivered online until after Easter

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