Information for current students
Updated arrangements for Spring Term
All classroom-based teaching activity will be delivered online for the entirety of the Spring Term. We hope to be able to provide in-person teaching using specialist teaching spaces (eg lab and performance spaces), subject to further government guidance, later in the term.
You should stay where you currently are, whether this is in York or in your home town, and not attempt to travel, unless you need to come to York to access study facilities or if you feel your mental of physical wellbeing will be better served by returning to York.
A few exempt courses, such as Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Social Work, and PGCE courses in Education resumed in-person teaching from Monday 4 January.
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Being in York
If you're currently York, there are plenty of ways to be able to relax in line with the current restrictions.
Here's all you need to know about what is available on campus, what's going on and the support we can offer you.
You must self-isolate if you:
have any Covid-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste or smell)
have tested positive for Covid-19 (you can book a test through the NHS Covid-19 app, the gov.uk website or by telephoning 119)
share a household with someone with symptoms or who has tested positive
are contacted and asked to do so by either the University or NHS Test and Trace
have travelled to the UK from a non-exempt country.
Teaching and learning
Teaching for most courses this term will be delivered entirely online until at least mid-February, in line with the national lockdown in England announced by the Prime Minister on 4 January.
Some exempt courses, such as Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Social Work, and PGCE Education, resumed face to face teaching from Monday 4 January.
If you have any questions on your Spring term timetable, please contact your department.
Wellbeing and welfare support
It's a challenging time for all students, wherever you are we're here to help.
The Student Hub can help with finance issues, money worries, private accommodation issues, health concerns, immigration advice and academic progress issues, and refer you to other specialist services.
First year undergraduate? Request a Student Buddy! Student Buddies are continuing students who'll share their own university experiences with you and be on hand with friendly advice.
If you are facing unanticipated financial challenges as a result of the Covid-19 crisis visit our financial support webpage to see what support is currently on offer.
The next round of the Emergency Student Support Fund is now open and will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 26 January. Current students can apply for bursaries up to £500.
If you are experiencing urgent financial hardship, please speak to a Student Adviser at the Student Hub.
The Covid-19 Community Charter and Safety Module outline how we can work together to keep each other safe.
They set out what our community can expect from the University and what the University expects from its staff and students.
Campus safety and travel
To ensure that venues, teaching spaces and sporting facilities are covid-secure, we've introduced a host of safety measures and adjustments to make your visits on, to and around campus as safe as possible.
If you're a commuting student on a course that requires in-person teaching, you can still commute for the purpose of education, as outlined in government guidance on attending university.
Additional information for
Clinically vulnerable students
Coronavirus (Covid-19) can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher. There are two levels of higher risk for people; high risk - clinically extremely vulnerable and moderate risk - clinically vulnerable. Definitions of each and categories can be checked on the following NHS webpage.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you are strongly encouraged to contact Disability Services. Disability Services can work with your academic department to ensure adjustments are in place to ensure your teaching and learning is as unaffected as possible, and co-ordinate support across departments. They will also help to ensure any academic adjustments are in place if required.
Find out about
Making the most of life in Lockdown
Fun things to do, ideas for keeping busy and entertained and ways to be proactive while it's all a bit different.
Current rules and restrictions
Familiarise yourself with the rules and restrictions in our area, so that you can keep compliant.
Self isolation advice and guidance
All you need to know about self-isolating; how to let us know and the services on offer to help you.