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Coming to campus - information for staff and students

Your health and wellbeing are our top priorities and our plans and preparations for the return to campus are based on the best available evidence. We have taken all the measures necessary to ensure the environment you work, study and live in are COVID-19 secure for the start of the new academic year.

To support this we have rationalised our on-campus activities and our teaching will be delivered through a blend of in-person and online learning so we are able to adapt to changing circumstances.

We’re recommending that our students only come onto campus when they have scheduled in-person teaching sessions in their timetable, scheduled time in the lab or other specialist research facility, or when they have pre-booked a study space or other pre-arranged activity such as a sport or society. This is so we can manage the capacity levels on each of our campuses to ensure we are operating in a COVID-19 secure way. However, those students living in University accommodation on our campuses can use our outside spaces and catering facilities should they wish to do so.

We know there’s a lot for us all to adapt to when coming to campus and to help with this we have produced information for students and colleagues. We must all take responsibility for protecting the safety of each other, our peers and our wider community. Please read the information below very carefully, particularly our Safe Community Charter (Exeter and Cornwall), and take action where you need to. Above all, as we start a new academic year be kind and patient and do your part to keep yourselves and each other safe. We are one community.