We have compiled a list of the official communication for the universities we cover in London and Manchester for student accommodation.

University of London

From September, we will provide a blended learning experience that incorporates online learning with access to our campus and virtual social network.

All lectures and seminars will be delivered online in Term 1 combined with on-campus appointments with academics and student support. We hope to transition to on-campus teaching from Term 2 in January 2021 (in line with health and safety guidance at that time). Campus will be open with social distancing measures in place, halls of residence will be open.

Imperial College London

Programmes commencing in September will be taught via a multi-mode delivery with a combination of on-campus and remote teaching. All on-campus Executive Education programmes until September 2020 have moved online.

London Metropolitan University

No update on the new term yet

London School of Business & Finance

We have taken the decision to deliver our lectures online in semester one. Depending on advice from the UK Government, and where we think it’s safe to do so, we plan to enhance this remote delivery with some on-campus provision.

This blended learning approach is based on an expectation that there will be some face-to-face provision for all students, but only in an environment where we can ensure your safety through social distancing.

University of East London

No update on the new term yet

Middlesex University

We’re doing everything we can to make sure that you’ll get a great learning experience with us with lots of support to do your best when you’re learning virtually and face to face.

  • We’re planning to start teaching you through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching that we call blended learning
  • This means your big group lectures might be online while some smaller classes or practical activities could happen on campus
  • You could also move between blended learning and fully online virtual learning during the term
  • If you can’t make it to campus for whatever reason, we’ll work to make sure you can start your course fully online. If you’re a nursing or teacher training student, then you will have to be on campus for a number of days at the start of your course.

University of Westminster

We’re making plans for your first term of study in the autumn. We’re planning to start teaching you through a mix of online virtual and face to face teaching that we call blended learning.

University of Roehampton London

In September, our aim is that our spacious 54-acre parkland campus will be open for students and staff to enjoy safely. This includes our teaching facilities, study areas, social spaces and other amenities, all with appropriate measures to ensure physical distancing.

This Autumn, we plan to provide smaller group teaching on-campus, with larger group teaching online. We intend to be as flexible to your needs as we can be and we will therefore also provide the option of studying entirely online for the first term if you would like to, where this is possible. We will also be more flexible where we can on allowing students to enrol late (see below).

 London South Bank University

We intend to start teaching on schedule in September 2020. If any details change, we’ll get in touch with you directly, as soon as we have more information.

University of Greenwich London

The university has now suspended face-to-face teaching and has moved to delivering lectures and classes remotely. Although some staff are working remotely, this will not affect how we process new applications and respond to your questions.

New Students September 2020: Our term starts on Monday 14 September 2020 as planned and we have arranged a range of flexible options for you.

  • We expect to deliver your main lectures online for the autumn term and you will also have the opportunity to attend seminars on campus, as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • If you are studying on a practical course, you will have the option to join smaller, socially distanced groups when the campus reopens.
  • If you are worried about coming onto campus or need to shield for health reasons, you will also be able to access our courses online.

Ravensbourne University London

Following the latest government advice and announcement from the prime minister, we have requested that our students now study from home. All face-to-face lessons have been suspended and the building is now closed until further notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and in accordance with government guidance, the Ravensbourne building is currently closed. We are still working remotely and we’re here for you – to answer any questions you might have.

Royal College of Art

We are monitoring the situation very carefully and are committed – if it is safe for our students and staff –  to face to face teaching and learning in our studios. However, with the pandemic continuing to have a huge impact on every part of College life, it is anticipated that all learning and teaching for 1st year students for Term 1 (September to December) will be wholly or partially online, and will only involve campus-based learning if it is safe to do so.


University of Manchester

‘On-campus teaching’ will be activities such as seminars, small group sessions and practical elements of courses. We hope that these will take place face-to-face on campus to allow for discussion and interaction with your teacher/academics as long as government guidance allows for this.

We’re currently planning for every eventuality to ensure that we deliver the highest-quality learning and student experience and ensuring that we follow UK government information and advice. We’ll ensure that more details about the format of teaching and learning for the first semester are shared with our future students regularly over the next few months.

Manchester Metropolitan University

New Students September 2020: We plan to start our next academic year as planned in September. Term will therefore start on Monday 14 September for the majority of our programmes.

We are developing plans to deliver some on-campus learning for most courses, and will be delivering a combination of some online and some on-campus teaching throughout the year, while following national guidelines to secure student and staff wellbeing.