We want you to feel as prepared as possible when you set foot on campus. That’s why we’ve put new steps in place to protect your health and wellbeing, so you can feel reassured when you get here.
If you’re contracted to stay in university accommodation and you need to self-isolate in order to join us and be ready to begin at the start of term, we will also be offering two weeks free accommodation
We know you're eager to arrive but COVID-19 travel guidance is currently subject to change so please check the UK Government website and our COVID-19 travel information regularly. Information on whether you need to quarantine upon arrival or not will vary depending upon your circumstances. All information about travelling to the University is published on our COVID-19 guidance for applicants web pages.
We know that due to frequency and cost of flights, it might be more difficult to plan your flight arrival with the beginning of the academic year. In order to help with this – and accommodate any need for quarantining/self-isolation on arrival – we will be staggering arrival times for students moving into University-owned accommodation.
These arrival dates vary depending on the country you are coming from:
You will need to quarantine in a Government-approved hotel before moving into your University accommodation. The earliest you can move into your university-accommodation is 13 September. If you would like to arrive earlier, please contact accommodation.
You should plan to arrive from 13 September onwards.
We are still encouraging you to arrive early and you can come from 27 September.
A programme of activities have been arranged for all our students that are joining us early, whether that is in quarantine or on-campus. The majority of in-person activities, including your departmental induction programme, will start formally on all of our campuses from 3 October so try to complete your quarantining/self-isolation period by then.
From the 4 October, the rules around arriving in the UK from abroad and the quarantine and self-isolation instructions you must follow are changing. If you are arriving before that date you should follow the instructions outlined above.
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