COVID-19 – Expectations on Behaviour

It is very important that all students at the University and in accommodation understand their responsibilities in keeping other students, staff and local communities safe during this pandemic. Everyone has a part to play in stopping the transmission of the virus.

You must ensure you keep up to date and abide by all the current information in relation to restrictions that are in place – both nationally and locally from the UK Government


If you are in self-catered accommodation your household is your flat. If you live in catered accommodation you have been nominated into a household. A household means the people you live with - this means anyone you share a bathroom and/or a kitchen,

As a household you are expected to follow all of the advice and guidance from the UK government , this includes any restrictions should a lockdown be imposed. You are not exempt.

Safety Arrangements

In some areas of the University you may be required to follow guidance on COVID-19, this may include social distancing, using hand sanitiser or limits on numbers of people allowed in areas even if you are with others from your own household.

Respect for Others

During your time in halls you are expected to show respect for other residents, staff and members of the public. Any verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated and University disciplinary processes will be actioned.

Testing & Vaccination

You are encouraged to take twice-weekly lateral flow tests and to ensure you are double vaccinated.

Legal Requirement

If any legal restrictions are in place you are bound by the same laws as everyone else and the University will not tolerate any breaches of these laws.

University Disciplinary Processes

The University will take any breach of restrictions that are in place very seriously. If you breach restrictions this will be dealt with as a University disciplinary issue and may be reported to external agencies, for example, the police. The fact that you have breached restrictions will also be shared with your school and faculty.

You should note that you can be removed from your academic course and can be required to leave residences if you breach restrictions.