Date Published: 16 March 2020
Last Updated: 19 August 2021
The wellbeing, health and safety of our students, staff and communities remain our top priority.
We are actively responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation and updating our websites with the latest guidance for applicants and students.
Here is where you can find the latest information on what steps we are taking at the London and Birmingham branch campuses and any changes to our operations and/or teaching delivery.
To make the right information easy to find, we have separated content in to different pages that you can access using the links below.
On 19 July 2021 the Government removed many of the national restrictions that were in place as part of the fight against COVID-19. Whilst many restrictions have been eased, the Government has encouraged everybody to act carefully and remain cautious. We’re continuing to follow guidance from the Government regarding our return to campus.
Please continue to check your email for important updates as well as the FAQs for any questions you may have.
London branch campus: Open: Monday – Friday 8:00-17:30
Birmingham branch campus: Open: Monday – Friday 8:30-17:30
We are committed to ensuring that our students are still able to continue learning and accessing our support services. You can find out more on our webpages for current students and applicants and offer holders.
We intend for students to be able to access the campus facilities for learning activities and support services. To help us manage capacity at this time – you must book a place before arriving on campus. Current students can find out how to book a place here.
To support NHS Test and Trace and to help us manage capacity, when you arrive on campus, we will ask you to scan a QR code and complete a form online to check-in. You will also be asked to check-out on leaving the campus.
You can check the QA Higher Education Return to Campus guide here.
What action are you taking?
We continue to be guided by Government and sector advice in all our planning and are undertaking risk assessments of each of our teaching locations.
Our priorities remain the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, staff and communities, and to ensure access to learning so you are able to continue your journey to graduation and your future career goals.
If we identify an increased risk to our community or have to make a change to the way we operate, we will let you know.
Our focus is on making sure we can provide a safe and welcoming environment in our branch campuses. As such, we have implemented a number of measures in our buildings, including:
- Implementing a phased return to campus for students and staff
- Continuing to encourage the wearing of face covering in classrooms and when moving around campuses
- Ensuring enhanced cleaning regimes are followed with key areas deep-cleaned at the end of each day
- Displaying COVID-19 safety and awareness signage through our buildings, highlighting stair access routes
- Installing sanitiser stations in receptions, breakout spaces and classrooms
- Offering online and telephone appointments with each of our support services, so you can still access all of our support teams when you’re not on-campus
Read the QA Return to Campus Guide here for more information including details of face covering requirements.
You can also watch the short video below to see more on the steps being taken by QA Higher Education on campus.
Please note: This information is accurate at the time of sharing. We continue to monitor and follow government guidance in relation to Covid-19 and are prepared to adapt accordingly to changes in guidance to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. All courses commencing from August 2021 may be offered as a mix of face-to-face and online learning activities. Where necessary as a result of changes to restrictions, face-to-face contact time may be increased or decreased. Should restrictions increase in the future, this may require a return to full online offer. Online may include, but is not limited to, activities delivered through your VLE and additional learning platforms to enable collaboration, connection and engagement with learning materials, resources and people, including our student support services. Any alternative teaching, assessment and support arrangements which may be implemented are designed to enable you to achieve the same learning outcomes you would normally, ensuring the value and quality of your award remain unchanged.
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