Newcastle University London

Information for Current Students

Information for current students

This page is designed to provide important information for current students in academic year 2020/21, whether you are studying with us in person in London, or online. If you have any questions relating to this information please contact askNUL@ncl.ac.uk.

Engaging with your course

Your Teaching and Learning

On 4th January 2021 the government announced a national lockdown in England. Following government guidance, all teaching and learning for Higher Education programmes will be delivered online until the end of the Spring Term (Friday 26th March).

The Middlesex Street Building is currently closed and all support services are being delivered remotely. If this causes any issues with access to learning facilities or materials then please get in touch so we can support you. In the latest guidance, the Government has said that students should remain where they are wherever possible and engage with your studies online. You must not move back and forth between your term time address and your permanent home.
 

Induction Information

Induction for all students is now available to access on Canvas. Registered students will have been added to the relevant community page for your course level. 
Here you’ll be able to find your Study Guide, wellbeing and employability information. You’ll also be a member of a community page for your degree programme where you’ll find specific information including your Programme Handbook and timetable. 

Your induction content includes important guidance and information from our academic community and student support teams here at the London Campus as well as from the wider university.

Travelling to UK and Quarantine Support

If you have travelled from, visited or made a transit stop in a country that is not on the list of exempt countries during your journey or in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK, you will need to self-isolate. The list of exempt countries changes frequently. Check it regularly before you are due to travel so you know what to expect on arrival in England.

You will need to self-isolate for up to 10 days - the exact number of days depends on when you left the non-exempt country, territory or region. If you have any medication you need to take, make sure you bring enough for both your 10 day quarantine period, and for an additional period in case you need to self-isolate for longer.

You must complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hour period before you travel to England. You will be asked to show proof that you have completed this form when you arrive at the UK border.

You can reduce the time you are required to self-isolate if you participate in the Government’s voluntary ‘Test to Release’ scheme. The list of approved providers of PCRs test for this scheme can be found here.
 
From 15 January 2021 you will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result before departing for England that must have been taken no more than 72 hours before you travel. 

As soon as you book your travel

If you will need to quarantine when you arrive in the UK, please let us know by completing our Quarantine Support Form as soon as you know when you will arrive. We have put together some helpful information about your quarantine period, including how to access food and supplies as well as what support is available to you here.

When you arrive in the UK

Once you have arrived in the UK and started your self-isolation, please fill out this form so we can better understand any support needs you may have. Once completed, you will receive a support call within 2 working days (if indicated that you would like one) so that we can connect you with the practical and emotional support available.

COVID-19 Measures

Safety on Campus

The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we have made a number of changes in response to COVID-19. Comprehensive physical distancing measures will be in place across all our buildings, accommodation and public spaces, including dedicated exits and entrances and one-way systems, to help keep everyone safe.

Students joining us in London this year will receive a safety pack containing a face covering, digital thermometer, hand sanitiser and our latest guidance on staying safe.
All students and staff will undergo a health and safety induction and agree to a code of conduct before entering the campus building.
To find out more about our response to COVID-19 please visit our FAQs.

Student Support, Health and Wellbeing

Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU)

NUSU is run by students, for students and offers advice and support, activities and opportunities to students both in Newcastle and London. Your Students' Union co-ordinator at the London campus is Lauren O’Shea, who organises the activities, facilitates the Student Reps and supports Societies. To find out more about NUSU and to see what events you can join this year, visit https://www.nusu.co.uk/london/

Talk Campus App

TalkCampus is a new 24/7 online global mental health network where you can access instant support and talk to other students who understand how you’re feeling. Download the free app to access the service today. 

GP Registration

Most Newcastle University London students are eligible to register with Holborn Medical Centre, simply to register online: https://www.holbornstudenthealth.com/registration-for-students/

Or visit https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/find-a-gp to search nearest GP in your local area. 

After submitting your online registration, you receive an email from your GP practice confirming you are now registered with them.

Wellbeing Support

As a student at Newcastle University London you will have access to a range of support and wellbeing services. Visit our wellbeing information.

For any health or wellbeing queries please contact us at welfare.london@ncl.ac.uk.

Emergency and Out of Hours Contacts can be found here.