Latest government guidance
While the UK Government has started to ease lockdown in England, they have made it clear that universities will not reopen until 17 May at the earliest. We will continue to teach our courses online in Summer Term to ensure our students experience no disruption to their studies. Since the UK Government allowed workshops for creative courses with a practical element to resume on 8 March, we have been supporting our creative students with their practical work on campus.
We're keeping you safe
To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the UK Government requires every student, who is required to return to campus for the practical element of their course, to have had – and be able to show evidence of – a negative COVID-19 test, or to have tested positive within the last 90 days and have completed required isolation.
We take our responsibility to keep you safe very seriously. We've partnered with NHS Test and Trace and the University of London to make COVID-19 tests free for all Regent's staff and students until 30 April 2021. Book online now, using your Regent's email address. You can book one or two tests, the second three days after the first. We advise you to book two tests. You can book for up to five days ahead of time.
Please note: this test will be provided to anyone not displaying symptoms. If you are feeling unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, please book an NHS PCR test instead.
- Students must supply proof of a negative COVID test result
- Temperature checks on arrival
- Face coverings in public spaces
- Hand sanitiser stations around campus
- One-way arrows and distance markers
- Safety in communal areas, teaching spaces and on-campus accommodation
- Track and trace: book your visit and check in at Reception.
If you have symptoms, please refer to our advice on reporting and managing cases. Please also keep in mind the UK Government guidelines.
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Returning to campus
The UK Government has announced that universities will not reopen until 17 May at the earliest. We will continue to teach our courses online in Summer Term to ensure our students experience no disruption to their studies. Since the UK Government allowed workshops for creative courses with a practical element to resume on 8 March, we have been supporting our creative students with their practical work on campus.
It's our intention to return to face-to-face teaching on campus as soon as it's safe to do so. With the Government's roadmap of dates in place and the vaccine rollouts having commenced, both here in the UK and in other regions of the world, we are now actively planning and working towards returning to face-to-face teaching, from the start of Autumn Term (September 2021). This will be subject to UK Government guidance and with all appropriate COVID-secure measures in place.
In the past year, our community has proven its resilience, ingenuity, perseverance and compassion. Our students have risen to every challenge, cultivating – through adversity - the very skills and attributes that tomorrow’s global leaders will need. Professor Geoff Smith, Vice-Chancellor and CEO
How you'll learn online
We have a duty to protect students and staff from being impacted by the effects of COVID-19 around the world. With this in mind, all core teaching and learning in the Spring and Summer Terms will be delivered online.
You'll get an exciting and flexible learning experience so you can study from wherever you are. If you're already in London, you can also access social learning spaces on campus – all in a COVID-safe way.
When teaching resumes on-campus in Autumn 2021, we expect students to return to London, and our beautiful campus, so you can experience the best of Regent’s and our face-to-face teaching and learning. You'll have access to limited materials on Blackboard if you're unable to travel to London – but these will not be the equivalent of face-to-face study on-campus.