Teaching on campus from May 2021
With effective treatments and the latest successes with COVID-19 vaccine trials, we're thrilled to announce we'll again be teaching on our beautiful campus from May 2021.
But there's still lots happening until then and our campus remains open and COVID-secure. Our classes for the Spring 2021 Term are being delivered online, but the rest of our campus remains open to our students.
Keep reading to see all of the great things we're offering our students as we all continue to tackle the pandemic.
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I'm thrilled to be actively planning our return to on-campus teaching from May 2021. Until then, our Regent's Park campus remains open and we look forward to more students returning to London in the spring. Professor Geoff Smith, Vice-Chancellor and CEO
Throughout the pandemic we've continued teaching
The pandemic has certainly challenged us all, but we're proud of what we've delivered for our students and what we'll continue to deliver in 2021. Here's what we're offering all of our students in the months ahead
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From January 2021, Regent's is open for:
- COVID-secure tutorials (one-on-one & small group);
- Special activities and workshops;
- Socially-distanced social activities;
- Access to Creative Studios, the Library & IT Suites, Brasserie, Reid Hall accommodation, and more.
From Term 3 (May 11 onwards), the core of your learning will be back on on-campus. You’ll need to be on-campus to access the full learning experience but if you're unable to come to London, we'll provide a limited number of online resources to enable you to complete the academic year (but these will not be the equivalent of on-campus teaching and learning).
Current students can reserve a space for any of the above by visiting our dedicated Returning to Campus page for students.
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Supporting our students
Our Student Support teams have developed their provision to ensure that they are able to meet your needs wherever you are, but they too will be back on-campus to provide face-to-face, COVID-secure services.
Until then, we enhanced the online Hub to provide you with easy access to information whether you are on or off campus and the team will continue to be on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Our Achievement Officers will continue to be available to work with you to help you achieve your full potential, and our Support & Wellbeing and Disability & Mental Health teams continue to provide you with help and advice throughout your time at Regent's.
And has been the case since the pandemic started, you don't have to be here in London to meet with them. Both teams are provide online appointments and have been meeting with students around the world.
If you're a current student, the Student Hub continues to provide online help and advice during working hours (09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday). Currently, all enquiries are being managed exclusively via the online Hub and email. Please email or ask a question here.
If you're a prospective student, our Enquiries Team is available to answer any immediate questions you may have, and if they can't help, they'll find someone who can. Our contact details are: +44 (0)20 7487 7505; or email [email protected].
Actively planning our return to on-campus teaching
We are actively preparing our return to face-to-face teaching in May 2021, on our COVID-secure campus. We'll continue to be mindful of social distancing & infection control measures but can't wait to welcome everyone back to the classroom.
Here are the steps we've taken to make our Regent's Park campus COVID-secure:
1. Modified our teaching spaces to ensure they comply with the latest scientific and Government guidance on appropriate social distancing to ensure student and staff safety.
2. Adjusted our use of communal spaces - like the Library, the Refectory, the Brasserie, computer and design labs and all other creative studios - ensuring they comply with the latest social distancing and virus control requirements.
3. Ensured foot traffic and circulation through our buildings complies with the latest advice.
4. Modified our on-campus accommodation provision to ensure appropriate social distancing and virus control; including changing to all single rooms and adhering to rigorous communal space cleaning schedules.
The Regent's Promise
While we have not reduced fees, we have introduced the Regent's Promise. We believe in the transformative power of a Regent’s education and the Regent's Promise is our commitment to work with you to ensure your education isn't disrupted.
The Regent’s Promise outlines this commitment and we encourage current students who may be struggling financially, as a direct result of COVID-19, to have a conversation with us. We’ll do our best to find a way to help.
If you are a current student suffering any kind of difficulty as a result of COVID-19, please reach out to us for a confidential conversation.
The Regent's Promise means we'll also help to provide our students with additional access to materials required to complete your programme. We'll make some of the materials or equipment available from campus on a click and collect basis. If you’re not in the UK, we may be able to send some materials out by post or courier, and we’re introducing a grant scheme to help cover the costs of materials required for your programme.