Covid-19 – information for students, staff and visitors

This year, student life may feel a little different to usual, but we've been working hard to ensure our students receive the excellent education and fulfilling student experience that Kingston University is proud to provide.

We've put plenty of measures in place to make our campuses as safe as possible. These include increased cleaning and a number of hand sanitising stations in our buildings, while we have also installed screens and clear signage across all our sites.

Face coverings must be worn in all campus buildings and staff and students are asked to keep a distance of at least one metre, preferably two, at all times. Our flexible approach and quick adaption to the latest government advice means students can be confident about the year ahead.

We'll be delivering a blended learning experience of online and on-campus teaching to ensure all our students get a high quality education while keeping safe.

Update: National lockdown now in effect until 2 December

The government has introduced a new national lockdown that will be in place until Wednesday 2 December.

Universities and other educational settings, such as schools and colleges, will remain open during the lockdown period.

In line with government guidance, we will continue to offer a blend of online and on campus teaching. Our library and support services will also remain available, both online and on campus.

As part of the latest government guidance, students living away from home are being asked to remain at their term-time addresses and not to travel home. Those students who live at home and commute to university can still travel to Kingston for educational purposes, but should make sure they follow all public health advice on safer travel.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience and academic prospects for our students in an environment that prioritises safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our University community.

Our students, staff and visitors will be kept fully informed as further updates become available.