New restrictions are in place during the UK’s National Lockdown
I am contacting you with important information concerning your studies at Richmond following the announcement by the UK Government on 4 January 2021 to enter into a National Lockdown from 6 January until late February 2021 due the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.
Given the restrictions imposed by the National Lockdown and in accordance with UK Government guidance, both undergraduates and postgraduate teaching will be delivered online only from 18 January until after our planned spring break, 8-12 March.
More information about the National Lockdown restrictions is available here.
Travel advice for new and returning domestic & international students
Based on government guidance, we strongly encourage international students who are were planning to arrive in the United Kingdom for Spring 2021 semester NOT to travel due to the current health-related risks associated with international travel. If you have booked accommodation, please contact us concerning your pre-paid housing fees.
If you do intend to travel, please be aware that because of the National Lockdown restrictions:
- All teaching will be online until March 2021
- We are limited in the offer we have for student life on campus, but are dedicated to supporting you with your academic studies and mental health and wellbeing
- In residing in the UK, you will be required to adhere to all National Lockdown rules and regulations, and we encourage you to take part in our asymptomatic testing scheme to protect yourself and the other members of your community.
Advice for international students who remained on campus/in the United Kingdom during winter break
Similarly, we encourage international students who remained on campus/in the UK for the holiday period NOT to travel home due to the current health-related risks associated with international travel. Our Richmond campus will remain open and we will support you through your on-line studies. More information about access to facilities will be available later this week.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) undoubtedly presents universities across the globe with challenges. Please be assured we are working hard to maintain continuity for you and are fully committed to providing the best possible academic experience in 2020/21.
We are closely monitoring the wider Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue to update you through our Covid portal.
New arrival dates and guidance will be coming soon.
*Postgraduate Orientation is 14 – 15 January online only