Information for applicants and offer holders for year 2020

About this event

In this concerning time, we understand that you’ll have questions about applying to study at LSBU, or an existing offer you’ve got with us. We’ve got your back and are here to support you every step of the way, as we look forward to welcoming you in #teamLSBU in September for the start of the academic year.

You’re not alone in having questions, so we’ve pulled together the answers to the key questions you might have.

We’re all in this together and the situation is changing all the time, so we’ll update this page regularly as more information becomes available. If we can help you with anything, please do get in touch using the details at the bottom of this page.

Plans for semester one

The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority, and for that reason, we have taken the decision to deliver our lectures online in semester one. Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where we think it’s safe to do so, we plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.

This blended learning approach is based on an expectation that there will be some face-to-face provision for all students, but only in an environment where we can ensure your safety through social distancing. Where courses use specialist facilities for group, practical or technical work, we will seek to prioritise access to the campus for these activities and schedule them in line with the guidance available.

What this means for September:

  • The University campus will be open for the start of term, delivering our programmes with a safe, socially distanced approach
  • Large lectures will be delivered online, whilst seminars, practical sessions and teaching requiring specialist facilities will be available on campus, with social distancing measures in place
  • Our library and learning resources centre will be open and accessible for students, as will our study spaces
  • Our halls of residence will be open before the start of term with a period of free accommodation for incoming international students who may be required to quarantine
  • A comprehensive package of support will be available for all students combining on-line and on-campus activities; including study skills, advice and guidance, wellbeing, disability access, employability services and more
  • We are here to support students who have specific needs and challenges including help with technical kit and resources, or have specific health and safety concerns

As this is an ever-evolving situation, we’ll keep you updated on our plans over the coming months.

Undergraduate applicants (including apprentices)

If you do not currently have your exam results

If you already have your qualifications

Undergraduate offer holders (including apprentices)

If you have already received your offer from LSBU earlier in the cycle – congratulations! Please be assured that your offer to study with us still stands, and whilst the situation in relation to Coronavirus is continually evolving, we’re still preparing for the semester to start in late-September 2020. If these timings change, we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we have more information.

We understand that for those of you who have had exams cancelled, this is a difficult time. At LSBU, we’re continually reviewing the advice from the Government, exam bodies and UCAS around exam cancellations, and unless government advice differs, our plan is to use predicted student grades to determine if course entry criteria have been met. Please see here for the latest information from UCAS and Universities UK.

We encourage all offer holders who intend to seek funding for September 2020 to make applications to their relevant funding bodies as normal. For further details, please see our Fees and funding page.

Postgraduate applicants (including apprentices)

We’re continuing to process applications and make decisions for all our postgraduate applicants.

Due to the continually changing situation, there may be a small delay in making decisions.

  • All applications are given equal consideration, no matter where you are from
  • We continue to keep applications open for September 2020, with the intention to start the semester on schedule.

If you’re currently in the final year of your undergraduate studies and applying for a postgraduate course starting in September 2020, please note that we’re working hard with sector partners and examination bodies (where relevant) to put processes in place to support your application. Currently, we are unable to say for certain how this might impact your application.

Postgraduate offer holders (including apprentices)

Your offer to study at LSBU still stands, and although the current situation is continually evolving, we intend to start teaching on schedule in September 2020. If any details change, we'll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we have more information.

International applicants

Should I still apply if I am not currently travelling outside my country?

Will there be an extension on the application and enrolment deadlines for September 2020?

English language is one of the conditions in my offer but centres are closed and I cannot sit the exam. What can I do?

Would the University adjust its entry criteria due to cancellation of exams overseas?

Will I be able to defer my place of study if I cannot join September 2020 due to COVID-19?

My exams are postponed or cancelled. What can I do?

T4 Student Visas and Pre-CAS process

I have an unconditional offer and I need a T4 Student Visa. Should I go ahead and pay the deposit?

What happens if I get my visa but the University is unable to open the campus in September 2020?

Finance

I am an EU student that will be applying for Student Finance to fund my course. Will I still qualify if I have to defer my place of study to January 2021?

Would I get my deposit back if I cannot join due to COVID-19?

Interview information

If you have applied for a course which requires an interview, please be assured that we’ve put processes in place to either meet you virtually, or for you to submit portfolios for us to review.

See more information by subject or school:

Architecture

Arts & Creative Industries courses

Baking courses

Education Degrees (not PGCE)

Engineering (Product Design and Engineering Product Design)

Health and Social Care courses

PGCE

Accommodation

We understand in these uncertain times you might have concerns. Our team of professionals that manage the halls have your health, safety and wellbeing at the heart of what they do.

We continue to take applications for accommodation on campus, and students who secure accommodation will be able to move in normally in September. Find out more about our accommodation, our allocation policy, and how to apply.

You can contact the team by email accommodation@lsbu.ac.uk.

Visiting the Campus

Following government guidelines on social distancing, we have paused our campus tours and offer holder days. In the meantime, you can explore our central London campus and dedicated facilities on a virtual tour.

We have also closed our physical Admissions drop-in service for the time being. However, the Admissions Team are still on hand to support you through your application or answer any questions you may have around your offer or starting at LSBU.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in applying to study at LSBU, our dedicated Course Enquiries team will be able to help:

Email: course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Online: enquiry form
Call us: 0800 923 8888

If you’ve already applied to study at LSBU, our Admissions Team will be able to answer questions on your application and offer:

Email: admissions@lsbu.ac.uk
Call us: 0800 923 8888

Click here to start a live chat with us (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)