Safe campuses

We know that it's going to be a little different when you come onto campus to study, work or visit. Our first priority is keeping our community safe, and this page will tell you more about the steps we've taken to create Covid-19 secure campuses.

We've complied with Government guidelines on managing the risk of Covid-19. To do this, we have:

  1. carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment
  2. put new cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in place
  3. taken all reasonable steps to maintain two-metre social distancing
  4. where people can't be two metres apart, we've done everything practical to manage the risk of transmission.

All our campus buildings have been checked, and we have a Certificate of Safe Occupation. This indicates that Covid-19 arrangements are in place and our facilities and equipment are safe to use.

Our first aiders, who work as part of the campus security teams, have read updated information on conducting treatment safely and using personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you need any support while you're on campus, our free SafeZone app will give you quick access to security and first aid.

What to expect on campus



How you can help

You can help everyone stay safe by:

  • checking information on posters around campus
  • following social distancing measures
  • following the one-way systems
  • wearing a face covering in most indoor spaces, though we understand that not everyone is able to do this
  • staying home if you experience any symptoms of coronavirus.

In the event of lockdown

If there is a local or national lockdown we will continue to support students and, unless told otherwise by public health officials, will continue to follow the National Institute for Health Protection guidance and ask all students to remain in their current accommodation. We will also move to online teaching, learning and assessment and support.




We know that coronavirus has affected everyone in different ways, so if you have any worries or concerns about studying at university this year, our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help.