4. Guidance for students

What should I expect from remote teaching and learning?

The University and QMSU have developed some guidelines which set out what you can expect:

Student guidelines [PDF 720KB]

Where can I find guidance on assessment changes due to coronavirus?

You can find up-to-date and complete guidance on our alternative arrangements for students on the 'Assessment changes due to coronavirus' page.

I’m a researcher or research student, where can I get further information on continuing research activities?

Guidance and information on the implications of coronavirus for researchers at Barts Health and Queen Mary can be found on the Joint Research Management Office pages.

I am a Doctoral student, where can I get further advice and guidance on my studies?

You can find more information and guidance on the Doctoral College website.

I want to go home because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK Government has announced that everyone must stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work – if they are unable to do so from home. Queen Mary remains open, however there is now no face-to-face teaching until further notice. All education is being carried out online and all but essential on-campus services are being delivered remotely.

On 26 March, the UK government advised that students still living in on-campus accommodation should remain in that accommodation and not attempt to travel. We are continuing to provide support for students remaining on campus.

Visit for the latest UK government information and guidance.

I am a Queen Mary student on an Exchange programme overseas. What should I do?

You should continue to follow the guidance from your host institution. If you have any questions please contact

I have an field trip coming up, what should I do?

To minimise risks to students and staff, we are cancelling all international field trips for undergraduates scheduled between now and 1 July 2020.

We are keeping all other planned field trips under review. If you are directly affected by this decision, please contact your school or institute directly.

I have concerns about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on my visa or my immigration status in the UK

Queen Mary's Advice and Counselling Service have published information for current Queen Mary students with Tier 4 immigration permission.

If you have concerns about your own immigration status in the UK, or that of a family member, please contact the Advice and Counselling Service for confidential advice.

If you are a member of staff affected by the outbreak and you have concerns about your immigration status, please contact Human Resources.

I’m a medical student studying in Malta, what do I need to know?

Until 20 April 2020:

  • The medical school is closed to students and the public in line with the new measures announced by the Government of Malta.
  • Teaching will continue online and we are asking students to work from home.
  • All clinical placements are cancelled until further notice.

We realise that many students may wish to travel home to their loved ones. If you are abroad we still expect you to take part in online learning.

Please check your emails and visit for the latest information.

Is the Students’ Union open and where can I find out more?

The Students’ Union has closed all of its spaces and postponed or cancel its events other activities. Further information is available on the Students’ Union FAQs and on its website at

Where can I find further guidance and support on wellbeing?

You can find information and resources on Covid-19 and your wellbeing on the Student Health website pages here.

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