Our latest Covid-19 information

Updated 18 January 2022

Your safety on campus is our top priority

Whether you’re coming to LSBU for the first time or returning to your teaching and learning, we know you’ll have questions about what your campus experience will be like. That’s why we’ve put together some useful information to give you the assurance you need that LSBU is well-prepared to welcome you safely to campus.

In summary

  • We strongly encourage our staff and students to get vaccinated. All adults aged 18 or over can now get vaccinated against Covid-19. Book an appointment by phoning 119 or via the web link.
  • We’re teaching in-person, on-campus at Southwark, Havering and Croydon
  • Some courses may supplement this with online learning and online resources as well
  • Our halls of residence are open as normal
  • You’ll have full access to the library, student services, the LSBU Active gym and everything else that makes for a rich and rewarding student experience
  • Find out more about how to book your first or second vaccine close to campus

Teaching

We've listened to student feedback and learned a lot about different ways of delivering our teaching over the past 12 months.

All our students are timetabled to be on campus for face-to-face teaching. This is our plan for all new students joining us too. You will be expected to attend campus for your timetabled activities, as anything that is scheduled for on-campus won’t be available remotely.

However, students told us that having additional online materials to support their learning is a real benefit and very useful. Therefore, we'll continue to have additional materials available online for students, to supplement and enhance timetabled on-campus activities.

Studying at LSBU has been a character building experience. It has been challenging, a good challenge that has developed me in more ways than I was expecting. It has been rewarding as well.

Nabachwa Claire Luyimbo-Lule, BSc Occupational Therapy

For your safety...

At LSBU we follow all the latest Government guidance relating to Covid-19, relating to Covid-19. Please play your part in keeping yourself, your friends, family and the LSBU community safe.

  • You must wear a face covering inside all of our buildings – these are available at receptions across campus
  • Get vaccinated – book an appointment by phoning 119 or via the NHS website
  • Take a lateral flow (LFD) test twice a week if you are coming onto campus – if you cannot currently get a test from a local pharmacy or online, these are available at receptions across campus
  • Use the sanitization stations across campus

In addition:

  • We are keeping windows open in busy spaces
  • Screens are in use on service desks and receptions
  • We have an enhanced cleaning regime across campus
  • Report a positive test result for Covid-19 to covidreport@lsbu.ac.uk

If you're concerned about social distancing, we have badges available at our receptions that tell others that you want a bit of space.

Further updates

We will continue to follow Government advice and the above information is correct as of Thursday 6 January 2022. If Government guidance changes and teaching in-person is not possible, then we will move to a blended learning approach, which is a mix of online and on-campus teaching where safe.

We will keep you updated if anything changes.