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Working to create the safest campus experience in the UK

We are looking forward to welcoming you this autumn and into 2021. We are sure many of you will no doubt feel anxious about travelling to university this year. That’s why we’re working as hard as possible to make your experience safe, inspiring and fun. 

We’ll keep updating this page, and our FAQs to make sure you have the most up to date information at all times. 

Your Campus Experience

Your safety is our priority. We’re putting in place new safety measures across all our campuses and buildings. We’re still fine tuning the details, but we have plans for protective equipment, temperature checks and one way systems, to name a few, and we are committed to making our campuses some of the safest places in the UK. We’re lucky to have three of the most beautiful, green campuses in the UK.

The South West has one of the lowest infection rates in the UK and with two locations in Exeter and Penryn to choose from, the space on all our campuses allows us to socialise outside and manage our environment.

Your Education

Your education is so important to us, and we won’t let Coronavirus get in the way of you learning and getting the best educational experience. Flexibility is key to this, and wherever we can and whenever it is safe to do so, we will offer face to face teaching on our campuses. We are working with all our academics to offer you a flexible approach to studying, so that we have options and choices available to you. You’ll be taught face to face on campus, if you can safely attend, and live online and we will provide new enhanced, structured digital learning resources that our academics are creating now to support your learning. So whatever happens we can continue to support you to study with us and get your world class degree.

Our aim is to ensure you continue to receive the exceptional education that you expect. This will incorporate different ways of learning, and will allow you to switch easily between structured, on-campus and online learning as needed. You will continue to have access to your tutors, as well as our COVID-19 secure campus, your circle of friends and the support you need from the University community.

Your Halls and Accommodation

We are working hard to make sure all our university halls and accommodation offer a safe and happy environment. We are ensuring we have expert guidance on this, but we will be putting in place enhanced hygiene measures to reduce the risk of the virus and protect you.

If we make any changes to how you are grouped into halls or accommodation, we will tell you here.

Read more about our accommodation

Your wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important and never more so than during this time. We are putting in place a wellbeing service which is available 24/7, which means you have support available around the clock, should you need it.

We have a wide range of wellbeing services and resources which are available in a safe and accessible way.  

Our Science in the community

We have a collaborative relationship with our own scientists and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital, and Royal Cornwall Hospital, to ensure we are as up to date as possible about the spread of the virus and how we can keep our campuses safe.

Read more about our students, staff and alumni volunteering in the community