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Parents and supporters

Going to university is a big decision and you have an important role in guiding your student through this experience.

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Key dates for 2021 applications

Deadline to reply to university decisions (UCAS) 10 June
Clearing opens 5 July
Results 10 August
Registration weekend 25 – 26 September
Settle-in Week One w/c 27 September
Settle-in Week Two w/c 4 October
Semester One starts 11 October

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Coronavirus information

Following the Government announcement on Monday 4 January about the new national lockdown, our campuses are closed and all teaching and assessment will remain online until at least mid-February. Below you'll find information that will be useful for when we return to campus. Read our FAQs.

Changes to course delivery

We've made changes to some of the modules on offer so that we can better adapt to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic; these are linked from each individual course web page. Change forms for undergraduate, postgraduate and partner courses are available online. Please email if you have any questions.

Our Community Pledge

The global coronavirus pandemic means that now, more than ever, we need to work to support each other, to behave appropriately and with consideration. Learn about our Community Pledge.

Community matters

We have published a joint open letter with the University of Bath addressed to all students returning to the city. We all have a vital role to play in helping to keep our communities safe and playing our part as responsible citizens. Read the letter.

Face coverings

You're required to wear a face covering when you are inside buildings on campus and cannot maintain a two metre distance between yourself and another person. You're not required to wear a face covering if you are:

  • Outside and at a distance of two or more metres.
  • Inside working alone behind a Perspex screen.
  • Inside working alone in a single occupancy room.
  • Inside working in a shared space with others, but able to keep 2 metres apart. However, you must wear a face covering if you are passing through a shared space.
  • Inside with other members of your household.

If you're unable to wear a face covering because of a medical condition, disability or trauma, we invite you to wear an orange lanyard to signal to others that you're not required to wear a face covering. You can collect a lanyard from reception desk areas across campuses as well as the Students’ Union and security lodge at Newton Park. You can also request one by emailing

Staying safe on campus

There are a number of ways to keep yourself and others safe whilst on campus. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the steps outlined in our video and follow these guidelines whilst on campus


We understand the uncertainty that the coronavirus pandemic has created, and we're doing all we can to make sure that you have the best experience possible, while ensuring the health and safety of all. Read our FAQs.

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