Last Update: Wednesday 23 September 2020
We’re safely reopening our campus and preparing for the start of the 2020/21 academic year, and we can't wait have you with us.
You’ll find relevant and updated information about campus and the start of term here, and we’ll direct you to the people and places you need to start your new term at AUB.
Everyone’s safety is our main priority, and it's been at the heart of all of our planning, especially with the work that’s gone into continuing our world class studio-based teaching and learning. Our thorough COVID-19 Risk Assessment is available on this page, which we’re continually reviewing.
To ensure as safe and smooth a start as possible, we’re implementing a carefully controlled and phased start. Please see our Term Dates page, for further information on our Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Term Dates
For all students, including those starting their studies for the 2020/21 Academic Year, we recently published our Commitment to Students.
As a leading arts university, 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
Students will also be made aware of AUB's Student Code of Conduct which sets out our expectations for both new and current students at the university. We would like to remind all students that failure to follow the appropriate COVID-19 Government guidance, both on and off of campus, could result in students being investigated under the Student Disciplinary Policy. Guidance is in place to keep all members of our community safe, and must be followed at all times.
From Monday 28 September, the Government will be introducing a number of penalties for those that do not follow guidance for self isolation, including fines of up to £10,000. Mass gatherings are currently not permitted, and a new 'rule of six' has become part of law and guidance in England.
AUB is able to investigate further any matter that is subject to police investigation and issue penalties as a result, including suspension of and complete exclusion from studies at AUB.
If you are unsure, or would like to raise a concern or enquiry regarding AUB's COVID-19 guidelines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will come back to you.