Coronavirus

Guidance for students

All students should be planning to join us for the beginning of Semester 1If you are joining us from overseas, there is some guidance here on the procedure and the things you will need to be aware of. 

If you are overseas and are worried you won’t be able to travel please don’t worry. If you can’t travel you will be able to follow your course online until such time as you are able to physically join us on campus. 

Please note though that not all SMD students will be able to follow their course 100 per cent online. Affected students should contact their School or Institute. 

 

Please refer to the advice on visa vignette replacement provided by our Advice and Counselling Service.

The UK Government have now confirmed that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status, undergraduate, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support from Student Finance England for courses starting in academic year 2021/22. For more information visit our fee status assessment page.

The qualification you will receive at the end of your studies will be the same, whether you study face-to-face or by partial mixed-mode learning. 

Many countries are making concessions around partial online delivery of teaching in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit the Global Engagement Office channel to speak with one of our Regional Managers about the situation in your country. 

All students should be planning to join us for the beginning of Semester 1, so that they can take part in the on-campus education in their programme.

If you are not able to travel you will be able to follow your course online until such time as you are able to physically join us on campus. 

Please note though that not all SMD students will be able to follow their course 100 per cent online. Affected students should contact their School/Institute. 

If you can’t travel, we will make sure you can fully access your education from wherever you are and will look forward to welcoming you in person as soon as your local restrictions are lifted.

To enable this, our educational offer from September will be a mix of online and on-campus education. Every programme will have some on-campus education for students to enjoy, which is likely to be a mix of seminars, small-group teaching, practical sessions and laboratory work, depending on the disciplinary area.

You should continue to follow the guidance from your host institution. If you have any questions please contact goabroad@qmul.ac.uk.

For advice on the impact of Covid-19 on travel and immigration, our guidance page is regularly updated.

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.

MBBS Malta applicants and offer holders can find further information here.

Current MBBS Malta students are encouraged to contact the Student Office should they have any questions.

We worked hard to put all our education online within a three week period, so that students could engage with their studies from home. We are listening to students’ feedback on their learning experience, making improvements, and ensuring that all content is covered and suitable alternative learning approaches are offered wherever possible.

In addition, all other student facilities covered by tuition fees, such as library and wellbeing services, are available online. For these reasons, in line with other universities, we do not believe any refund is appropriate.

We appreciate that for many students, engaging with studies from home can be challenging. Queen Mary is there to support you, through your School/Institute and our wellbeing services.

IT Services has launched a new appsanywhere service that lets you access Queen Mary applications and specialist software (such as Chem3D, Maple and Solidworks) on your own device and from any location with a secure, reliable network connection.

The appsanywhere service is commonly referred to as VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) access and offers a single, consolidated digital workspace, with access to specialist apps that run securely in the data centre.

Visit the IT Services website for details on how to access appsanywhere and for the full list of available apps. If you can’t find an app that you need, please discuss and raise a request with your course tutor. 

If your question is related to the impact of coronavirus on your immigration permission or application, please see our Covid-19 and immigration page, which will be updated as the situation develops.  

If you have a general question about applying for student immigration permission, please see our detailed guidance 

If you have further questions after reading through the guidance, you can contact Advice and Counselling directly 

Welfare Advisers in Advice and Counselling are the only members of staff at Queen Mary who are authorised to provide immigration advice to students.

Please see our guidance for EU/EEA nationals which will be updated as required.

For more information about student travel, see this page.