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.
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.
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.
We expect that our teaching from September will see us deliver in-person teaching for our smaller lectures, tutorials, seminars, lab work and workshops. We expect that the teaching of large groups will continue to be delivered online to ensure our student and staff's health and safety, which is always our highest priority. All this is kept under review, and is subject to change depending on Welsh Government guidance.
We will also continue to make full use of all of the teaching innovations that learning online brought us this year, to supplement your learning experience.
Keeping you safe
We've introduced a number of safety measures to help minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community which are kept under review and subject to change depending on Welsh Government guidance. Throughout 2020/21 these have included:
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.
Support for international students travelling to the UK
We will help cover the cost of quarantining and coronavirus (COVID-19) testing which may be required when you travel to the UK for your studies from red, amber and green list countries.
If a 10-day hotel quarantine period is required when arriving from a red list country, we will reimburse you for the cost of the hotel stay. If you are arriving from an amber or green list country, we will reimburse you for the cost of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests which must be taken on your arrival in the UK.
This support is available to new and returning international students travelling to Cardiff for the start of the 2021 academic year. Information about how costs will be reimbursed and any other terms and conditions will be released in the coming weeks.
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.
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.