Student guide to coronavirus

Student FAQ

Published 19 March 2020
Last updated 27 April 2022
27 April 2022
Content reviewed, out of date information removed
08 December 2021
Two FAQs added
06 August 2021
FAQs updated
05 July 2021
FAQs updated
03 February 2021
New FAQ on financial struggles as a result of the pandemic
11 November 2020
Page updated to include information for healthcare students.
02 November 2020
Small updates to reference the change to a national lockdown
15 October 2020
Section reorder and new FAQ on monitoring teaching quality
13 October 2020
New FAQ on what happens if there is an outbreak at a student's university or college
01 October 2020
FAQs reviewed and updated to reflect current situation
15 September 2020
Updated opening hours for Department for Education coronavirus helpline
24 August 2020
New question on offers to study medicine or dentistry and link to Student Space online mental health platform
20 August 2020
New questions on confirming your university place for 2020-21
18 August 2020
Page updated to remove information on 2020 A-level and other qualification results
11 August 2020
Questions and answers about 2020 results published
17 July 2020
Link added to new page about proposed student protection directions.
10 July 2020
Two extra questions added about graduating in 2020.
03 July 2020
New information added in light of the new time-limited condition of registration for providers registered with the OfS.
30 June 2020
One FAQ removed and new section on deferrals
17 June 2020
Added details of Student Minds funding to the question on mental health support
10 June 2020
Link to guidance on student and consumer protection.
12 May 2020
Added advice for students looking to return home from halls of residence and link to Universities UK's briefing note on domestic abuse
05 May 2020
Revision to the question on the National Student Survey.
04 May 2020
Questions about applying to study in 2020-21 updated, and new questions added
30 April 2020
Another question added on applications for student finance.
22 April 2020
Added link to our accommodation briefing note
09 April 2020
New questions on the National Student Survey, caring responsibilities and value of degrees
07 April 2020
FAQ for international students updated
03 April 2020
New FAQ under teaching, learning and assessment, and a revision to the questions on applying to study in 2020-21
31 March 2020
UCAS advice link updated, new questions on applying to study in 2020-21 and page restructure
30 March 2020
Question about degree apprenticeships added.
27 March 2020
New FAQ on mental health support. Amended link to Student Loans Company website.
26 March 2020
FAQs added on qualifications for final year students and support for students from vulnerable groups. DfE helpline information added.
25 March 2020
New FAQ for medical and nursing students on being asked to join the NHS workforce
24 March 2020
FAQ on student loans updated with link to guidance from the SLC
23 March 2020
New FAQ on staying in accommodation

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