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. If you have any questions relating to this information please contact askNUL@ncl.ac.uk.

Engaging with your course

Your Teaching and Learning

England is currently in a national lockdown. All teaching and learning at our London Campus is being delivered online until the end of the Spring Term. For students on Higher Education programmes this is Friday 26 March and for students on Pathway Preparation Programmes this is  Friday 2 April.

On 22 February  the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. For the majority of students at Newcastle University, including all students at our London Campus, the latest guidance does not change the way in which you are studying and the Government has said that universities should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online. For the time-being, students should remain in their current location.

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.

For students on degree programmes, the approach for the summer term (the term which begins after the Easter holidays) will be to support our students to engage with your studies remotely.

For students on pathway programmes, your studies will continue remotely until the end of the Spring term and an announcement about the summer term will follow.  

Travelling to England and Quarantine Support

Travelling to England

All entrants to England now have to self-isolate (quarantine) on arrival. If you are planning to travel, we advise you to continue to monitor the Government’s website regularly as guidance in this area changes frequently and often at short notice.

 Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel. You can find information here.
  • book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine. The list of approved providers can be found here
  • complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number

Red list travel ban countries

If you have been in or through any of the countries listed here in the 10 days before you travel then you have to follow different rules. You must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days when you arrive, which must be booked before you travel. If you are affected by this, please read the Government guidance carefully before making travel arrangements as you will only be able to arrive into certain airports - your quarantine hotel will be located near your arrival airport.

As soon as you book your travel

As soon as you book your travel to England, please let us know by completing our Quarantine Support Form. 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 England

When you arrive in England, you will need to quarantine for 10 days after you arrive.You must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed.The quarantine period starts the day you arrive in England and ends 10 days after the day you arrived. This period is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear.

You may be able to end your quarantine early through the Test to Release scheme. You cannot use the Test to Release scheme if you have been in or through any country that is on the travel ban red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

Once you have started your quarantine, 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.

Do check the Government’s website before you travel for the most up to date information. If you have any questions, please contact us at askNUL@ncl.ac.uk.

 

COVID-19 Measures

Safety on Campus

England is currently in a national lockdown. All teaching and learning at our London Campus is currently being delivered online and students should remain in their current location. The Middlesex Street Building is currently closed and all support services are being delivered remotely.

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.