Academic and financial support

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As a student at ARU you can continue to attend university unless local rules state otherwise. Currently, no such rules are in place.

If you need to self-isolate and cannot come onto campus, we'll continue to support your studies, And, of course, you'll be able to access our student services – including health and wellbeing support.

Continuing your studies

While you're self-isolating you'll be able to continue your studies online, as long as you're well enough to do so. Once your self-isolation period has finished, you'll be welcome back to campus to resume face-to-face teaching.

Chances are you're already familiar with Canvas, our learning management system. You can use it to access module details, assessments and lecture notes. It also gives you a real-time record of your progress.

We'll communicate any changes to timetables, course work or assessment deadlines.

Your Course Leader and Personal Tutor will be in touch to offer you any support you need with your studies during your self-isolation period.

If you're too unwell to continue your studies, please contact our Student Advice Service about next steps. These may include intermission or mitigation.

Study support

Our regular student services will be there if you need them. This includes the University Library, disability and dyslexia support, Study Skills Plus, and more. They can all offer online appointments and services.

Financial support

We know that many of our students work part-time to support their studies – and that COVID-19 can have an impact on your income, particularly if you're asked to self-isolate.

We've increased our hardship fund in response to the coronavirus situation, to include a new laptop bursary, hardship grants and emergency loans as well as some extra funding to assist students who are required to self-isolate and who are unable to purchase food/necessities as a result of financial hardship caused by isolating.

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.