Courses returning to campus in March

From Monday 8 March, we resumed face to face teaching for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities on campus.

The full list of courses is below.

If you are studying one of these courses, and have opted for face to face teaching, you'll be able to attend teaching and learning sessions in person. This will be a return to face to face teaching supported by online technologies.

Courses returning to face to face teaching

From 8 March the following courses can return to face to face teaching. Please note that all teaching at ARU College will remain online only until further notice.

+ Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

+ Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

+ Faculty of Science and Engineering

Returning to campus

If you choose to return to campus from 8 March, the Government has stipulated the following:

  • you are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test before you travel back to university
  • once you return to your term-time accommodation you must remain living there and can only travel home if you have a legally permitted reason to do so. If you rely on an exemption to travel home (for example if you need to move home temporarily because of illness or mental ill health), you should take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible on your return to university.

The Government is currently advising that students will be able to return home at Easter without breaking regulations on household mixing. Please note that this may change at short notice depending on the infection rate.

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COVID-19 testing

To ensure your safety and the safety of your friends, you are expected to take a regular COVID-19 test after you return to campus.

If you’re on campus just one day a week you’ll need to take a weekly test, if you’re on campus more than one day a week you’ll need to be tested twice a week. Our Testing Centres are on campus and open from 9am–5.30pm (last appointment at 5.30pm).

We know that COVID-19 has affected everyone in different ways, so if you have any worries or concerns, our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help.