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Your campus experience 2021/22

We're looking forward to welcoming you to campus for the start of the 2021/22 academic year. We're continuing to ensure our students have a safe and enjoyable time with us.

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Since March 2020 we've put additional measures in place to ensure our students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out more about what we've been doing, and what you might expect when you join us.

Keeping you safe

We've introduced a number of safety measures to help minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. These include:

Social distance

Two metre social distancing

Maintaining the two metre social distancing requirements on campus


Face coverings

Asking everyone to wear face coverings whilst in our buildings

One way

One-way systems

Clearly signposted one-way systems in buildings

Washing hands

Increased cleaning

Additional handwashing facilities and enhanced cleaning


More space on campus

Using staggered timetables and extra teaching spaces to reduce the number of people moving around on campus


Local cooperation

Working closely with partners including Welsh Government, Public Health Wales and South Wales Police

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New ways of learning

We’re working hard to make sure you receive a consistent and high-quality learning experience while keeping you safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Where possible we've offered our students a mix of in-person and online learning. How often you have in-person teaching may depend on:

  • your programme of study
  • Welsh government rules on social distancing
  • where relevant, the requirements of professional, statutory or regulatory governing bodies.
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Student support and wellbeing

We understand that the current circumstances may feel very unsettling. We have a dedicated Student Support and Wellbeing team to help you make the most of student life. We recognise that the new academic year may still see some changes and we'll all need to continue to support each other.

We’re recruiting more frontline counselling and wellbeing staff to help you as we get used to different ways of working, teaching and learning. We’ve also appointed some of our current students as Residence Life Assistants to support you when you're in University accommodation.

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In-house screening service

We offer a free coronavirus (COVID-19) screening service that is available to all students and staff on campus. You can use the service to get tested if you don't have any COVID-19 symptoms.

We know how important it is to be vigilant about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Cardiff. We publish case numbers for students and staff on campus.

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Our community commitment

We’re asking students and staff to adopt our community commitment to support each other and treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration.

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means that we need to work to support each other, to behave appropriately and with consideration, and to intervene when we see others failing to uphold the behaviour and standards of the University.

We are committed to offering a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment. We will address negative discriminatory behaviours including those based on stereotypes and prejudiced attitudes.