Your course and learning

We are pleased that we are able to deliver face-to-face teaching and offer a full range of student services. Your teaching will therefore continue in line with your current timetable. You should check your timetable regularly as circumstance may chance. We will communicate any changes in advance to you.

Although we have been able to introduce more face-to-face teaching, the University is in the Targeted Protection level. Our protection levels remain under constant review and any changes to the protection level will be communicated in due course.

Studying remotely

We are expecting all our students to learn, in-person on our campuses at Colchester, Southend and Loughton.

We know that COVID-19 restrictions may still affect many of you. That’s why we will offer a level of flexibility for those who are unable to arrive at our campuses for the start of term. Find out more about submitting a request to study remotely.

Help and support

We know these are challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns about your teaching, course or modules, let us know as soon as possible. Please contact your personal tutor or the administrative team in your Department or School. Our Students’ Union can also help. There are also Course Representatives at the Colchester, Southend and Loughton Campuses, who can support you, provide feedback, and help to resolve any issues.

What evidence is being used?

The evidence we are using to guide our decision making includes a range of external and internal data points.

We are continually reviewing the pattern of infection on our campuses; the effectiveness of our support and other services in being able to respond appropriately in supporting students who are unwell or self-isolating; and the experience of other universities in the UK and internationally.

Evidence indicates that the steps we have taken, including antibody and antigen testing, as well as the support from our students and staff in behaving responsibly to keep each other safe is resulting in our campuses being successfully COVID-19 secure, to date. 

We are tracking and publishing information of our cases on the COVID-19 dashboard

To date we have managed to avoid significant numbers of COVID-19 cases on our campuses, despite rising rates of infection within our wider communities. We are one of the UK Universities with the lowest number of COVID cases and we want to do all that we can to maintain this.

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