Coronavirus guidance for parents and supporters

What areas of the University will be open for my student?

We plan for all our campuses to be open and we are working out how to ensure all students get access to facilities and services, study space, specialist labs and studios. We are putting actions in place to ensure these facilities can be accessed safely and respecting social distance requirements. For more information visit our returning to campus page.

Will there be social distancing when I move my student in?

We are asking all students to maintain a two-metre distance during move in. We will be operating arrival slots to ensure that we can safely move all residents in to their accommodation. For more information on moving your student in accommodation and the safety measures we have put in place visit our moving in section.  

Once your student has moved into their accommodation, they will form a new household. Social distancing within your household does not apply once it has formed.

Some students will be moving from countries and areas of the UK where they need to take part in a 14-day isolation period. Those residents must not leave their accommodation, but can use the shared areas whilst keeping two metres from their household, and wearing a mask and gloves at all times.

If my student needs to self-isolate, what are the arrangements?

Please refer to self-isolation in accommodation

How can my student engage with their studies remotely?

Programme-specific information will be communicated to your student via Blackboard and their academic tutor, so please encourage them to check this, their UWE Bristol email and the Coronavirus guidance pages to stay up to date.

What is the University doing to keep my student safe and well?

Please refer to returning to campus.

What can I do?

We are at a difficult moment in our world’s history of public health challenges and you may have many questions and worries.

As a university we are continually monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interests of our student community. Please help us by encouraging your student to check their UWE email and Blackboard so they are aware of any developments or updates.