Return to your studies


The following courses will return to an element of in-person activity from 19 April.

This is in addition to courses that returned to in-person activity from 8 March and those which returned to in-person activity in teaching block 2.


Summer assessments and exams will be online only, with few exceptions for practical examinations. Find out more about assessments.

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. Find out about testing if you are returning from overseas.

  1. Book the first test for the day you return to Bristol
  2. Book the second test 3 to 5 days later
  3. After you have had your first test, limit contact with others
  4. Have your second test. If it is negative, you can return to campus safely.
  5. 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.

Tell us where you are currently living

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.

Location of study after spring break

Complete a Location of study form if you:

  • have already submitted a form to confirm any changes to your plans
  • were studying online for TB1, but plan to start blended learning in April
  • want to change the date of your planned start of in-person blended learning

Advice for postgraduate research students

We will clarify the situation regarding any change in access to research facilities and workspace as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you are currently working at home, please continue to do so. If you have been working on campus during the restrictions, there will be no change to your current arrangements until further announcements are made.

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

Read more advice for postgraduate researcher students (PGRs).

Advice for international students travelling to the UK

If you are planning to return to the UK for the first time since the winter break, support is available with airport transfers and mandatory testing for entry and quarantine.

Read our travel advice for international students travelling to the UK.

Undergraduate students on study and work abroad placements

Read our travel advice for 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. 

Libraries and study spaces

All libraries will re-open from 19 April.

Find out more about library services during coronavirus and follow the Library's Twitter channel.

University residence study spaces and music rooms

Study spaces and music rooms in university residences are open Monday to Friday from 8/9 am to 8 pm. The variation in opening time is due to cleaning being completed.

Next academic year 2021/22

Find out what our plans are for teaching for 2021/22.

The Students' Union's roadmap out of lockdown

Check out the SU's provisional roadmap to re-opening after lockdown.

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