2021-22 Academic Year

We want our current and prospective students to know as far as possible what learning and teaching will look like for the 2021-22 academic year, including how courses will be taught.

As the safety, wellbeing and security of all in our University community is our absolute priority, we have spent a long-time planning measures which will allow us to safely deliver our educational services to you. However, as the transmission pattern of COVID-19 (and the emerging variants) continues to change, across the world, you should be aware that it may be necessary for the University to make changes to the current plans set out below in response to Government guidance and our legal duties and obligations to safeguard the health and safety of our community.

You will be kept up to date about any changes that may be necessary by email to your University email account and the student newsletter. We encourage you to regularly check your emails to ensure you receive the updates.

There are a number of links throughout these web pages to key information which is provided elsewhere on the University’s website. You should read this commitment carefully together with the linked information to ensure that you understand fully the University’s approach to delivering its educational services at the present time. In particular, we would especially highlight the following links which contain key information that will be updated on a regular basis.

Our commitment for 2021/22

  • Teaching

  • How you will be taught

  • Academic and social

  • Your support network

  • Keeping you safe on campus

  • Mental health and wellbeing


Most scheduled teaching including seminars, workshops, laboratories, skills labs and studios will be delivered face-to-face on campus where this is permitted and the University considers it safe to do so. This means that you will need to be on campus for this scheduled learning in order to engage with your course.

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How you will be taught

Scheduled learning other than lectures

Our focus is on teaching your course in accordance with the workload, such as contact hours and independent learning, set out in your course specification.

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Academic and Social Opportunities

You will be able to take advantage of the academic and social opportunities which University life offers whether on campus or online.

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Your support network

Our support services will be available for both face-to-face appointments where permitted and online appointments, subject to any restrictions in place at the time. This includes a range of student services such as the Centre for Academic Success, Graduate Plus, our careers service and our library and learning resources.

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Keeping you safe on campus

All on-campus activity will be delivered using all necessary safety measures to keep you and our BCU community safe, including an enhanced cleaning regime and regular testing.

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Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Our mental health and wellbeing team, including seconded NHS staff, is here to support you throughout your time with us to ensure you achieve your full potential.

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Coronavirus information

Student entering Curzon Building


Information on coming to campus, accommodation and current restrictions.

Student on campus in face mask


What you need to do if you have Covid-19 symptoms and how we will support you.



Information on collecting home Covid-19 testing kits on campus.