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2020/21 Academic Year

Our campus and facilities will open again for the start of the 2020/21 Academic Year, and we can't wait have you with us!

In line with Government advice, our leadership team has been looking at how we can safely go back to on-campus teaching and learning with a stepped return for students, and we're pleased to share our plans for re-opening with you.

To us, it’s essential that we are able to offer all of the important elements of the university experience, while continuing to adopt the most appropriate safety policies in order to ensure your safety during your time at AUB.

Once we're back, there'll be a structured approach to campus-based teaching which maintains both your safety and the safety of the AUB community.

Term Dates

To ensure as safe and smooth a start as possible, we've revised the autumn term start dates, with some year groups starting at different times.

Current Master of Arts and PGR students will begin a controlled and phased return from 14 July, with our other courses and student groups starting the 2020/21 Academic Year, in line with our Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Term Dates.

Although Government guidance continues to be updated, it’s important to us that we’re completely transparent about our plans, as any change to campus life is likely to affect us all in one way or another.

To get you back on campus, we’ve set up a number of expert groups who're leading our planning; including oversight of your academic course delivery, health and safety, and student experience, so that we can continue to offer the world-class teaching and learning experience that you’ve come to expect from us.

For all students, including those commencing their studies for the 2020/21 Academic Year, we recently published our Commitment to Students, and we'll continue to keep you updated as our plans continue throughout the Academic Year.

Teaching and learning

Rest assured, we're prioritising studio and workshop teaching.

As an arts university, we're so proud of our exciting and creative maker culture, and we're really aware of how important the library, studio spaces and workshops are in the development of your work and skills at AUB.

We're thrilled to think about all of the exciting activity going on on campus very soon, and we'll be keeping you updated about access to all of our campus areas throughout our re-opening.

Your safety is our main priority, and it's at the heart of all of our planning.

On Campus

Life on campus might look a little different this term...

Before you join us, we’ll clearly explain any of our measures to combat COVID-19 and we’ll ask you to follow all of our university guidance, in order to protect yourself and others while you’re with us.

Don't worry - We’ll keep these measures under constant review throughout the duration of the pandemic, and we hope to lift these as soon as it's safe to do so.

We're fully committed to:

  • a safe on-campus experience
  • digital support to all students who study remotely
  • relevant software free to all students
  • contingency plans to mitigate any emergencies or further disruption to learning
  • comprehensive access to welfare support.

Still have a question for us?

We’ll be sending out detailed information in our Welcome Packs to all newly arriving students in preparation for the start of the autumn term. Additional course-specific information will also be sent, and you’ll receive a new offer letter by email with the new start and end dates for your course.

If you’ve got a question for us that we've not answered, drop us a line using the channels below and we’ll come back to you.

In the meanwhile, sit tight, stay tuned, stay safe, and we’ll be in touch again very soon.