Information and advice

We’re delighted to once again welcome students onto our campuses and into our studios and workshops. We have made a number of changes to make our campuses covid-secure and keep our students, staff and local communities safe. This is all being done in accordance with government guidance and is being continually reviewed. Please visit the government website for the very latest. 

You can find out more about the changes we’ve made - from the mandatory wearing of face coverings to COVID-19 Inductions and Codes of Conduct for staff and students - on these pages.  

25.11.20 - Asymptomatic testing and end of term

The University is offering asymptomatic testing to our students and staff ahead of the end of term.

This testing – a fundamental part of the UK Government’s guidance on student movement for the end of term – will take place from 1-7 December and must be booked in advance, from 25 November.

Please visit for full details.

04.11.20 – National Lockdown

During the national lockdown UCA continues to offer a blended learning approach, as supported by the government. Our students can still access the state-of-the-art facilities in our workshops and studios and the specialist support of our academic and technical staff. This is all be done in line with public health guidance and advice.

We urge students to understand and adhere to the lockdown restrictions. If you live at university, please do not move back and forward between your permanent home and student home during term time. You should only return home at the end of term for Christmas. 

We’ve made some changes for the duration of lockdown - our cafes are operating a takeaway only service, our Students’ Union social activities are on hold, and face coverings are mandatory in all circumstances across our campuses, unless you’re exempt.

We are supporting staff and students that are clinically extremely vulnerable to ensure they are protected and can continue to learn with us online.