Returning to campus in 2021...

The latest information on how Goldsmiths will be delivering teaching and services to students in 2021.

On 31 December the government issued new guidance over new Covid-19 restrictions for universities. These represent significant changes to the arrangements for the start of Spring term and face-to-face teaching that were previously communicated.

Read a letter to students from the universities minister about these changes.

Goldsmiths has reviewed its approach to Spring Term both in light of the new guidance and the Covid-19 situation and is putting in place a range of new measures to help us all play our part in stopping the spread of the virus.

Key measures

  • All face-to-face teaching is suspended until the week beginning 25 January 2021 at the earliest, and will now be delivered either online, or will be rescheduled to a later date
  • Students who have not yet travelled back to their term-time address are encouraged to remain at their current location until the commencement of face-to-face teaching if it is possible and practicable to do so
  • Departments are reviewing all face-to-face teaching for the Spring term – what this means for your programme of study will be shared by your department with you as soon as possible
  • Students on placements such as PGCE will have arrangements confirmed by either your department or placement provider
  • The campus reopens on 4 January with essential access to the library and other student services and facilities available for students in our halls of residences
  • We are putting into place managed access to individual practice facilities like studios and labs for students who cannot undertake this practice away from campus
  • Reviewing all risk assessments – with no face-to-face activities able to take place until these assessments have been updated by departments and mitigations put into place
  • Ensuring sufficient support is in place, including for those with mental health issues, for all students whether in student accommodation or living elsewhere
  • Introducing temporary changes to NHS Covd-19 testing on campus – balancing the need to reduce footfall on campus with providing testing for those who continue to access campus

NHS Covid-19 testing on campus

It is vital that we now prioritise testing for students and staff who have a critical need to access campus at the start of term.

If you plan to come to campus from Monday 4 January onwards you must follow our new instructions and get tested.

For more updates, or further information, please keep an eye on the University website.