Safety for students

Updated 3 March 2021

Arriving at University

If you are joining us from outside the UK, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive. Check the latest UK Government rules and advice on self-isolation for people travelling into the UK. You can book our self-isolation support in advance. If you are staying in University allocated accommodation, you will not pay rent during this initial period of self-isolation.

Read more about safety in University accommodation

Registration and induction

Registration will be online. If you are an EU or International student, you will also need to register in person when you arrive on campus. Online welcome, orientation and induction activities will help you settle into your new environment and get to know other people as quickly as possible.

Read more about how to register

COVID-19 testing

The University is providing asymptomatic lateral flow testing for all students who are eligible to come onto campus, at The Refectory next to the LUU building. You can only have one of these tests if you have no symptoms. Book a free asymptomatic test online.

If you are showing symptoms, you must not book an asymptomatic test – instead, you must stay at home and book a free test online, or call 119 if without internet access.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

If you test positive, you must notify the University as soon as possible so we can record this and provide extra support if you need it.

Working together to stay safe

Please see our guidelines to help us work together to stay safe. This includes guidance on social distancing, face coverings and information about teaching in the 2020/21 academic year. View our information on how we can support you.

Remember, you can always access free professional and confidential wellbeing and mental health support if you need some extra help.