How the NUA community is responding to Covid-19
Read all the latest information on Covid-19.
We have a dedicated page for Covid-19 information for international students at NUA.
How is teaching and learning working at NUA during the pandemic?
We put the health of students and staff at the heart of our decisions while making sure high-quality teaching continues.
Students continue to create and make in our studios, labs and workshops in line with government Covid-19 guidelines — developing creative practice is at the core of every discipline at NUA.
From the start of the 2021-22 academic year, teaching and learning has been a blend of on-campus and digital timetabled sessions.
A new booking system has been introduced to enable an easy and flexible way to book access to the campus facilities and workspaces that are needed outside of timetabled sessions.
What steps has NUA taken to make the campus as safe as possible?
As a community, we all play our part in minimising the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19. The University requires the wearing of facemasks while on campus, unless there is a medical exemption.
Furniture has been rearranged in rooms to allow for social distancing and timetables have been arranged so students can be taught in recommended group sizes. Inductions and large group teaching are delivered digitally.
How has NUA supported students in need?
Taking care of everyone’s mental health and well-being in the NUA community has been a priority during the pandemic.
All NUA students have access to a free 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors to support their mental health and well-being, called Togetherall.
Whether they are struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed, or unable to cope, our Togetherall community helps students to get the support they need whenever they need it.
We continue to run a programme of well-being events, including our Need to Know online programme, and Winterfest — which helps draw our community together in the winter months through virtual events such as yoga or Pilates through learning new arts and crafts to visiting speakers. Both are ran in collaboration with the Students’ Union at NUA.
What advice can you give international students about travel arrangements?
We have been supporting our community of international students throughout the pandemic — doing everything we can to support their learning and help them maintain close contact with friends and family at home and with the NUA community.
As travel guidance has changed regularly during the pandemic, the best advice is always to check the UK Government website before making travel arrangements.
Information for international students can be found here.
Last updated 09 December, 2021