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What will it be like on-campus in September 2020?

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Published: 6 August 2020

Being at university involves more than academic study. It is about meeting new people and trying new sports and activities, as well as having support available when you need a helping hand. We want you to be able to do these things – and many others besides – when you join us this September. Our halls of residence are open and we are working to ensure safe and accessible opening of our campus catering outlets.


The start of term this year cannot be exactly the same as last year. However, we are working hard to strike the right balance between giving you the best possible on-campus experience at the same time as keeping you – and everyone else – safe and well. Our commitment is to offer you our facilities, services and support in every way we can, while we are all living and working within government guidelines. So, in addition to online lectures, you will get the on-campus access you need to facilities, laboratories, studios and specialist equipment.

Being in buildings will feel normal, but with some additional guidance and furniture will be more spaced out. You may find that some buildings, or spaces within buildings, have a reduced capacity or different opening times. Some buildings will have a one-way system, others will have ‘keep left’ traffic, and you will find hand sanitisers at key points all around the campus.

We expect you to look out for and observe all these precautions, and to be considerate of others as you move around the campus and take part in activities. Together we can all stay safe on campus.

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