An international student in the classroom

LATEST UPDATE

September 2021 will see us return to full campus access for all students, and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Teaching and Learning from September

Contact with tutors, and with fellow students, is a vital part of the university experience and students will be timetabled to study on campus. Face-to-face learning will be supported and enhanced by an element of digital learning, designed for the specific needs of each course, and building on feedback we have received from students throughout the pandemic. In addition to scheduled classes, students will have access to cafes, study spaces and libraries to help make the most of their time studying independently or working in groups.

Keeping ourselves safe

From the start of the pandemic, our most important priority has been the safety of our staff, our students and our university community. This priority has not changed, and we will continue to take every step necessary to look after each other and keep each other safe.

All our campuses are Covid-safe and we have risk-assessed the facilities, spaces and activities students can access. With the government emphasis shifting to individual responsibility, we are asking that everyone shows care, compassion and respect for others, taking personal responsibility for our own behaviour.

We strongly encourage everyone to take up the offer of two doses of the vaccinations offered by the NHS. NHS England have created a series of FAQs being asked about vaccinations for higher education students which you can access here. And anyone spending time on campus is strongly encouraged to participate in our asymptomatic testing programme.

Keeping you informed

All students and staff should continue to check their university email accounts, relevant Blackboard pages, these pages and our social media channels for the latest information.

Support for current students

The Student Hub includes guidance for a range of issues and situations, including support during self-isolation. Should you fall ill, please use the links there to notify the university of your covid status and to access additional support. If you need information about any aspect of your course, placement, support services or accommodation, please log in to your student account for full access to My.Cumbria and the Student Hub. If you are unable to access those resources, please email covid19@cumbria.ac.uk for further guidance.

Chat to a student on The Access Platform