Covid-19: Update for applicants and offer holders

Updated 13 May 2021

We understand that you’ll have questions about applying to LSBU, an existing offer you’ve got to study with us or what the National Lockdown restrictions mean for your course. Don't worry, we’ve got your back and are here to support you every step of the way!

Our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. We’re doing everything possible to limit the impact of Covid-19 on your studies and are fully committed to delivering our courses.

We're taking a blended learning approach of remote and on-campus teaching. This means there are some face-to-face activities for all students, but only in an environment where we can ensure your safety through social distancing. Priority is given to courses that use specialist facilities for group, practical or technical work.

We are continuing to monitor Government guidelines relating to on-campus teaching, and will update this section with information as it becomes available. Further details on our plans for September 2021/22 will follow once the Government's roadmap for Higher Education is released.

What this means for your studies

  • We’re delivering our teaching in a flexible way which follows Government advice and guidelines to manage Covid-19. The UK is in National Lockdown (updated 10 May 2021) with restrictions in place across the capital. It is promising that the roadmap to date is progressing well. We will be following the latest advice from the Government and will update this page as the rules and guidance develops. There may be slightly different arrangements between our courses. Course specific information will be provided to all students who receive an offer.
  • Blended learning means that you will have a mixture of online and on-campus provision.
  • From 17 May 2021 the Government restrictions allow all our students to be on campus, still following Covid secure measures. For most students this is exam and assessment time, so the formal learning and teaching is coming to an end. However, course teams will be in touch with existing students about on campus activities.
  • We hope as the roadmap out of lockdown continues that from September 2021 that all students will have on campus teaching time, as well as some online. We will continue to follow any measures as set out by the Government.
  • As the situation continues to change, you may move between online and on-campus activity, but only when we feel it is safe to do so and in line with Government restrictions.

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

How you’ll be supported

  • We've enhanced our personal tutor offer to ensure you’re fully supported in your studies.
  • You’ll continue to have access to our dedicated support services online. These include our wellbeing, dyslexia and disability support, sport and recreation, and employability services.
  • You’ll have access to our library and learning resources, including course materials, online resources and over 230,000 books.