Return to your studies in 2021
National lockdown: key messages
- Stay at home wherever possible to begin your learning online unless your course requires you to attend in-person.
- Continue to follow the national guidelines whether you are in Bristol or away from the city.
- If you are in Bristol, stay here.
- Update your current address so we can give you the right support and information.
- Only socialise in your living circle or household whether you are in halls of residence or private accommodation.
- Only go out for exercise, to get food or medical supplies, or for medical appointments.
Read the Department for Education's information for Students returning to, and starting higher education in spring term 2021 (PDF, 355 Kb).
On this page
- Teaching week 12 and TB2, assessments and exams
- Get tested before you return to campus
- If you have already returned to Bristol
- Accommodation rent rebate
- Tell us where you are currently living
- Postgraduate research students
- International students travelling to the UK
- Undergraduate students on study and work placements
- Clinically vulnerable students
- Libraries and study spaces
Teaching, assessments and exams
Find out about teaching in week 12, Teaching Block 2, assessments and exams.
Get tested before you return to campus
If you are returning to campus from within the UK, you should book two free COVID-19 tests. This includes students who have stayed in Bristol over the holidays. Find out about testing if you are returning from overseas.
- Book the first test for the day you return to Bristol
- Book the second test 3 to 5 days later
- After you have had your first test, limit contact with others
- Have your second test. If it is negative, you can return to campus safely.
- Find out what to do if you test positive and what support is available.
You will need to self-isolate for 10 days if you choose not to get tested when you return.
If you have already returned to Bristol
If you returned before the government announcement please:
The government's national lockdown guidance requests you don't return to your term-time accommodation if you have spent the holidays somewhere else.
As a result of this, we are offering a 100% rent reduction for the period 1 February to 26 March for students who are not in halls. Find out more about the University residence rent rebate.
Tell us where you are currently living
Following the government announcement of the national lockdown, and the instruction for all students to stay in place, we want to ensure you get the support you need to continue with your course. Please update your current address so we can give you the right support and information.
Advice for postgraduate research students
We will clarify the situation regarding access to research facilities, and workspace for those of you who are not able to work from home as soon as possible.
Please continue to talk to your supervisor about the impact of this further lockdown on your wellbeing and research progress and any adjustments that can be made.
Continue to check your University email account regularly for updates. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email email@example.com.
Advice for international students travelling to the UK
Students arriving in the UK from overseas should book 2 free COVID-19 tests once you have completed your mandatory 10-day period of self-isolation.
Undergraduate students on study and work abroad placements
Clinically vulnerable students
If you are clinically vulnerable you should not travel, even if you have been told you are required on-campus for essential activities. Please stay at home and contact your school to discuss your options and the support that we can offer to you.