Guidance for students and applicants

Your welfare is our top priority in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Here you can find up-to-date guidance as we adapt to new ways of teaching and learning.

Guidance for students

Further information and guidance to support you can be found on our frequently asked questions page.


You can find information and resources on COVID-19 and your wellbeing on the Student Health website

If you are affected by any incident of hate, or if you are concerned by difficulties such as relationship or familial abuse at all, especially during this period of social distancing, you can still seek support and contact us at Report + Support

The Advice and Counselling Service has information about resources to support your emotional and mental health at this time, as well as practical advice about issues like money and immigration.

Library services and study space

Our library services remain open and accessible online to all students, and the ground floor of the Mile End campus Library is now open.

Study spaces are also now open on our Mile End campus at canalside and in the Francis Bancroft Building. Students wishing to use study space in these buildings, or in the Library, must book in advance. Details of available space and booking instructions are available on the student intranet.

Students’ Union 

The Students’ Union is working to reopen the facilities that it runs.

The Qmotion sports facilities are now open, and have been reconfigured for social distancing.

The Mile End campus village shop will reopen on 3 August, and further campus cafés will reopen later in August.

The Curve (restaurant and coffee shop) has remained open throughout the pandemic.

The Nucleus Café at Whitechapel is now also open.

Graduation ceremonies 

Summer ceremonies have been postponed and we are carefully following government and PHE advice. Any student expecting to graduate this year will get an award. For more information on graduation ceremonies and the virtual celebration which is being created for the class of 2020 this summer, please visit