Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

The University of Hertfordshire is looking forward to welcoming new and returning students and staff back to campus this September.

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.

Our plan, informed by the latest government advice and national guidelines, sets out the key stages we will follow in preparation for our return to campus.

If you have any questions about the next academic year, please read our start of term faqs. Any specific questions about our response to COVID-19 can be found on this page.
ActivitySummer 2020September 2020

Learning and teaching

  • Ongoing teaching and timetabling preparations for September
  • Students starting courses early (from Schools of Health and Social Work, Education or Law) able to view their timetable from 31 August.
  • Where we can do it safely, we will be teaching in person. This will be supplemented by a rich blend of, live interactive lectures, pre-recorded content and guided learning
  • Returning students will see their timetable on 7 September
  • Full timetable and contact hours for all courses.

Student wellbeing, security
and UNO Bus

  • Student support and information available online, email or phone
  • Dedicated Facebook group run by Dean of Students office for all students
  • 24/7 security, support and CCTV in halls and around campus
  • Our intercampus shuttle bus service is not running. Check the Uno Bus website for information on other travel routes around the University.
  • Student support services and information available online, email and phone
  • 24/7 security, support and CCTV in halls and around campus
  • Limited Uno Intercampus Shuttle bus services will run from 14 September between our campuses. Normal term time schedules will run from Monday 21 September.

Campus facilities
(including Learning Resources Centre, accommodation, food and drink and office-based staff)

  • Social distancing signage across the University
  • Several buildings are open with safety measures
  • Chapman Lounge temporary study space
  • Preparations ongoing to welcome students to halls
  • Shops open on our campuses, but remaining cafes and food outlets on campus remain closed
  • Staff work from home unless essential they work from campus.
  • All our buildings and most of our facilities are open
  • New click and collect service at LRCs
  • All accommodation open and ready for returning and new students to move in by booking allocated time slots
  • Several cafes and food outlets on both campuses open with social distancing measures
  • Increased cleaning across the University, including accommodation and social spaces
  • Staff back on campus with a mixture of campus and home working.

Social activities
(including events and sport)


  • On site facilities are open for essential work
  • Research Development programme running virtually.
  • Researchers back in labs as agreed by individual Schools.

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