Newcastle University London

Current Students

Information for new and returning students 2020/21

This page is designed to provide both new students and those returning to the university with important information about your studies this year, 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.

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Latest Update (16th October 2020)

Latest Update from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Day

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.

Academic Timetables

Your timetable is available on the Canvas Community page for your Programme. You can find key dates in your Study Guide on Canvas.

Please refer to your module pages on Canvas for the most up to date teaching session information, as Module Leaders will post all teaching information there - including dates and times of teaching sessions and Zoom links, plus any updates - under 'announcements'.  

Student Self Service Portal (S3P)

S3P is your Student Self Service Portal, please use this system if you want to:

  • Keep details (addresses, etc.) up to date
  • View and print documentation to confirm your student status (e.g. for council tax purposes)
  • Confirm module choices for the next academic year
  • Report an absence to your School.
  • Submit a Personal Extenuating Circumstance (PEC) form

Further details are available here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/students/progress/student-resources/s3p/
You can log on here: https://s3p.ncl.ac.uk/login/index.aspx
Remember that S3P does not use your campus log-in details. You will need your campus username and a DIFFERENT password.

How to inform us if you intend to study on-campus in-person or online

If you are studying on-campus in-person then there is nothing you need to do.

If you are studying online and you have not yet notified us, please submit an absence request through our student portal, S3P as soon as possible by following the steps below:
  • login to S3P and select 'Absence Request'
  • to add a new request click '+Add new request'
  • select the reason for your absence from the 'absence reason' drop down selecting ‘covid’
  • enter the date range for your absence from Campus as the dates of Semester 1 i.e. 28/9/2020 to 29/1/2021
  • attach documents or select ‘I will submit evidence later’
  • tick the declaration and submit
  • Your new request will appear in the Absence Request Overview. You can change or cancel your request from this screen. Once submitted, your absence request will be sent to the NUL Academic Support Team and your student record will be updated to show that you are studying remotely. Enter. 

Campus Opening Hours

From Monday 19th October the Campus will be open to students from 9am to 9.30pm Monday to Friday.
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) will also be open at these times.

Collecting your bank letter

To open a student account with a UK bank you will need a letter from the university. Please email askNUL@ncl.ac.uk to request this and we will send it to you. Please include the name of the bank at which you are opening an account.

Collecting your council tax letter

If you are required to provide a council tax letter for a council tax exemption then please email askNUL@ncl.ac.uk to request this and we will send it to you. Please include you term time address.

Travelling to UK and Quarantine Support

If you are coming to London and 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 14 days before you arrive in the UK, you will need to self-isolate when you arrive in the UK.

If you do need to quarantine on arrival in the UK then you should let us know by completing one of the forms below as soon as you know when you will be travelling. We will reach out to students who need to quarantine on arrival to identify any support needs you may have during your quarantine period.

How to inform us that you need to quarantine on arrival in the UK

Undergraduate Students

Please complete this Quarantine Survey for Undergraduate Students as soon as possible so we can better understand any support needs you might have.

Postgraduate Students

Please complete this Quarantine Survey for Postgraduate Students as soon as possible so we can better understand any support needs you might have.

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.

COVID Etiquette

Whether you are studying in person or online, it’s all going to be a little different to what you have been used to. To help you understand how best to approach different situations with safety in mind, to make sure you are protecting yourself and those around you, we have put together some etiquette guidelines which you should take the time to read and understand.

What to do if you develop COVID symptoms or need to self-isolate

Please follow this handy what to do if you have symptoms flowchart

Please follow the instructions on our Coronavirus – Student Support Page and complete the form to report your symptoms to us. It is important that you self-isolate for 14 days. If you have any symptoms, however mild, please do not come into the Middlesex St Building.

 

NHS COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

We encourage all students to download the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales. It aims to keep you, your friends and the University community safe. You can download it on the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play.

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.