The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve rapidly. We're monitoring the situation on a daily basis and following the advice provided by Public Health England and the UK Government.
We continue to provide regular updates to our students.
We understand that this a difficult and challenging time, but we want you to know that we're taking all necessary steps to support our students as much as we can and for as long as needed. We’re proud to be a supportive and inclusive community and it is in times like these when our community spirit comes through most.
We know that you and your family have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, and that many of you have questions and concerns. We want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our students is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ll continue to follow guidance from Public Health England (PHE).
As you’d expect, we planned our return to campus in close consultation with the Students' Union. We explored solutions for courses that are practice-based and/or have significant placements. We also consulted Professional Statutory Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) about our proposals.
Our main objective is to ensure all students can progress their education and realise their ambitions.
However, we know that our students have all been affected in different ways by the pandemic, and the circumstances they find themselves in will vary from person to person. We understand that coming onto campus might not be possible for everyone. Therefore, if a student wishes to do so, or their circumstances do not allow them to join us on campus, they will be able to complete Trimesters 1 and 2 (September–December 2020; January–April 2021) online, before returning to study on campus.
We're committed to provide an outstanding educational experience and excellent support for all our students, regardless of how they study.
We know how important it's to be part of a learning community with other students and staff. We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture so that our students can be successful in all they wish to do.
Our students are our absolute priority, and we will do everything we can to support them.
Students can contact the following teams for support, and follow our Student News blog for up-to-the-minute information.
We have increased our hardship fund provision in response to the coronavirus situation, to include a new laptop bursary, hardship grants and provision of emergency loans. Students can contact our Money Advice team on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit My.Anglia for more information.
On 30 April 2020 we launched our No Detriment policy. This policy applied to assessment in Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 of the 2019-20 academic year (if students had assessments). Our ‘No Detriment' policy will be applied to all students who complete their assessments for their modules and who pass. As always, students can access more information and FAQs on our Student News blog.