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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.

Current students can access information about coronavirus (COVID-19) including the latest restrictions affecting Cardiff and Wales by logging in to the student intranet.

Find out what to do if you're a student who needs to self-isolate, what support is available and what services you can access.

There is also information on topics such as changes to work, study or volunteer placements, library services and student support and wellbeing.

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:

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:

The Welsh Government has also published information about further and higher education in Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.