FAQs and links to relevant bodies

​These FAQs cover questions relating to the Covid-19 outbreak, including how universities are supporting students remaining in halls of residence, and what will happen to exams and assessments. 

Universities are working hard to support all staff and students who will have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. No university is completely closed, and universities are committed to supporting those students still living on campus, and maintaining infrastructure, ongoing research, and other systems that cannot be switched off. 

We have answered some common questions and pointed to information including regulatory resources, where guidelines have been developed for the benefit of universities and students. 

The situation is rapidly evolving and it is important to always stay up to date with the very latest UK government advice on gov.uk/coronavirus, and advice from the devolved nations.

If you have a question not covered here, please email covid19@universitiesuk.ac.uk

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Student accommodation and testing

This page answers common questions relating to Covid-19 and students who continue to live on campus, as well as those living in private rented accommodation. It also details the asymptomatic testing on offer to students when they return to university.
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Tuition, assessments and fees

This page answers common questions about tuition, assessments and grading during the Covid-19 pandemic.

News

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Government decision on student returns in England 'hugely disappointing for students'

13 April 2021
UUK's response to the government's decision to delay further student returns until at least 17 May 2021.

Joint letter from UUK, Student Minds and NUS on student returns

11 April 2021
With student and young people’s wellbeing at risk, universities are keen to ensure that students can experience the positive learning and wellbeing benefits of returning to Covid-safe campuses for the summer term.

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Universities demand answers from government on student returns

7 April 2021
Universities and up to a million students were eagerly awaiting the government’s latest roadmap announcement, in anticipation that they would be able to return to safe, socially-distanced in-person teaching and learning from 12 April.