Covid-19 updates for the 2021/22 academic year


Teaching and learning

UAL aims to provide learning experiences which are a mix of online and on-site learning.

As things can change very rapidly, UAL has plans in place just in case they have to adapt to further restrictions or other events.

If there are further lockdowns, teaching will be moved online, as has been done over the last year. The university and the SU will continue to update you if there are any significant changes.

Remote learning

Due to ongoing travel restrictions, it may not be possible for all students to join on campus in the first term. If this impacts you, your course team can support you to begin your studies online for a short period of time. We would advise you stay in regular contact with your course team during this period and contact the SU Advice Service if your situation begins to negatively impact your learning.

Please note that all students are expected to be on campus by January 2022 for the second term. If you cannot attend the first term, you would need to apply for a Covid-related absence on your student portal and details of how to do this can be found here.

Health and Safety

Both UAL and the SU are ensuring that our spaces are as safe and comfortable as possible for students and visitors. The university's position is to strongly encourage the following on campus and in Halls of Residence:

  • Use of face coverings for students and staff (unless exempt.)
  • Frequent hand-washing and use of sanitiser stations
  • Maintaining social distancing where it makes sense to do so e.g. crowded spaces
  • Regular testing (ideally twice a week) for staff and students
  • Continuing to observe the UAL Community Pledge
  • Taking personal responsibility to act sensibly

You can find out more about the university's actions on ensuring health and safety here.


Above information gathered from UAL's website correct as of 14/10/21