Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for current students
Last updated: 15/01/2021 14:18
We’re working hard to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.
07/01/2021 - We have made the decision to defer the start of in-person teaching for most programmes and to move teaching online (with the exception of health-related and practical-based programmes where on-campus activity is required to meet programme learning outcomes) until 22 February 2021 in the first instance. Please note this does not affect the return of postgraduate research students. For more information please read the latest message from Claire Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students.
Our campus, including our residences, libraries, study spaces and other buildings, remains open and safe should you wish to return to Cardiff. You can still access education and support services. We also have a range of additional safety measures in place that have been approved by Public Health Wales.
Postgraduate research students (PGR)
Postgraduate research students can access information about continuing you research, supervision, teaching, access to campus, funding, your viva and submitting your thesis by logging into the student intranet.
International and exchange students
International and exchange students can access information about visas and immigration, bringing family with you to the UK, guidance for EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals, advice about working in the UK and leaving the UK if this is your final year by logging onto the student intranet.
Travelling from abroad
Make sure you check what guidance to follow when arranging to travel to Cardiff. You will need to:
- read the guidance for entering the UK
- complete a passenger locator form before you travel
- have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before your departure to avoid being fined. There is guidance for travelers arriving in Wales and for travelers arriving in England.
- self-isolate on your arrival for 10 days, unless you have travelled from one of the regions exempt from Welsh border rules.
Learning, teaching and assessment
The approach to learning will depend on your course. The frequency of in-person teaching will depend on:
- your programme of study
- Welsh Government rules on social distancing
- where relevant, the requirements of professional, statutory or regulatory governing bodies.
Large lectures will not take place on campus. Where social distancing requirements can be met, on-campus learning will consist of in-person teaching in smaller groups. It will include tutorials or clinical, studio and laboratory sessions where relevant.
These smaller sessions will benefit from additional safety measures, alongside high-quality online teaching, learning activities and resources.
We've developed a remote study policy for students who may not be able to join us in the first semester.
Our safety net policy for 2020/21 outlines how we will ensure students are not disadvantaged in terms of their achievement as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Find out more about how we’re ensuring a safe campus experience for 2020/21.
Government and public health information
The latest coronavirus (COVID-19) information including health and travel advice is available from:
- Welsh Government
- Public Health Wales
- Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE)
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The Welsh Government has also published information about further and higher education in Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.