Reporting positive Covid tests

If you are a student or a member of staff and have had a positive test you MUST report report this to us.  Please look at the new FAQs to familiarise yourself with what to do in case you need to report symptoms or a positive test in the future.


Covid-19 - Every vaccination makes a difference.


Last updated 26th November 2021 at 11:30am

Our campus is a Covid-secure environment and is now open, in line with the latest Government guidance.

Free packs of COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests continue to be available to collect from iPoint for home testing. Read more

To help ensure everyone remains safe on campus, we would ask members of our community to help us by taking personal responsibility for their actions and by observing the following guidelines:

  • All  staff and students should be fully vaccinated
  • All students, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings indoors (unless exempt).
  • All staff and students should have the NHS Covid App operating on their mobile devices.
  • You must not be on campus if you are positive for coronavirus or are exhibing symptoms, and you should inform the University of your positive test.
  • You must not be on campus if you have been instructed to self-isolate must follow isolation requirements you have received.
  • It is expected that staff and students without symptoms will get tested twice a week, either through the University testing centre in the Oastler building, or by picking up a home testing kit, available at iPoint in Student Central.
  • For more information about how the University can support you if you have no symptoms and wish to use the testing centre or want to arrange a vaccination, visit the Covid-19 Testing Centre FAQ.

Although we have removed the requirements for social distancing, we would ask that members of our community are respectful of each other’s personal space and help us to avoid crowding on campus.

We would also ask that you take every opportunity to make use of our sanitation stations and to wash your hands on a regular basis.

This information is applicable to all current students including those from overseas, if you are an international applicant yet to enrol please consult the International Office applicant FAQ page.

Table of Contents
Information for this term
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Support

The new academic year, September 2021

Planning for the Autumn term now is well underway and we expect that the campus will be fully open.

Your safety, campus access and services

Information on how you'll be kept safe, if campus is open and how to access services.

Self-isolation and Stay at Home Guidance

What to do if you have to self-isolate or get symtoms of Covid-19.

IT Resources and support

What IT resources you'll have access to, what IT equipment you'll need and support for students without access to IT.

Student Accommodation

What should you do about booking your accommodation? Should you consider commuting? Answers inside.

International Students

Guidance for international students.

NHS COVID-19 app

Download the NHS app and protect yourself and your loved ones

Placement FAQs 2021-22

These FAQs are relevant to students on a sandwich year placement, or a short placement only. 

Placements and Vaccinations FAQs 2021-22

FAQs for all students whose course incorporates work-based learning. May also apply to students on a sandwich year or a short placement.

Student Wellbeing

Learn how to stay healthy, what to do if you're feeling lonely or experiencing financial hardship.


International students

Guidance for International Undergraduate, Master’s or PhD Students.

Disabled students and wellbeing issues

Find out how to access support for your studies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support for Students

Please start your enquiries through the following links:

*if you are unable to access HudHelp, please contact

If you have an urgent wellbeing enquiry please review options on the wellbeing pages and review our wellbeing emergency contacts.

If you wish to contact your School, please see our school contacts information.