Advice for current students

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly and we're monitoring the situation on a daily basis, following the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Government.

We're also providing regular updates to our students. You can visit our dedicated pages on the Student News blog for information and advice, and your course or faculty team will also be in touch.

We launched our No Detriment Policy on 30 April (details below) and are making plans for September 2020 and beyond.

Support for all students

+ What arrangements are in place for September 2020?


+ Does ARU have a No Detriment Policy?


+ What study support can I access at home?


+ How will assessments take place?


+ What are the arrangements for accommodation?


+ Can I still graduate this summer?


+ Who can I speak to about my health and well-being?


+ What financial support is available?


+ Can I take a break (intermit) from my studies?


+ I'm studying a degree apprenticeship. What are the arrangements for September 2020?


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Advice for EU and international students


The Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan, issued a letter to international students on 9 April. This sets out the latest advice and arrangements from Government, in particular around visa arrangements and university accommodation. You can also visit the UKVI website for the latest information about student visas.

+ Letter to students from the Minister of State for Universities, 9 April 2020


+ Can I stay in the UK?


+ Is there support if I am staying in the UK?


+ If I can't travel home, do I need to make special visa arrangements?


+ If I can't complete my course, do I need to make special visa arrangements?


+ Will there be any visa implications if I go home?


+ I’m on a Tier 4 visa. Now that teaching has moved online, can I work full time?


+ Can EU nationals return to the UK when face-to-face teaching starts again, or will we need a visa?


+ I need a letter for my sponsor. Can I get one and if so, how?


+ Can I access Canvas from home?


+ Where can I get the latest information and updates from ARU?


+ Can I receive hospital treatment in the UK if I have Covid-19 symptoms?



Latest advice for students from Government

Letter to students from the Minister of State for Universities, 26 March 2020

Useful information about coronavirus