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Advice for parents and guardians

Page last updated: 22 January 2021

We know that as parents or guardians your first concern is your child's safety and happiness. That's why we’re doing everything we can to keep your loved ones safe, while allowing them to continue their studies in an environment where they can access all the support they need to succeed.

Students sitting outside

Here at NTU all university facilities COVID secure and blended our learning approach, using both online and face-to-face teaching, so we can keep our class sizes small to ensure social distancing. Our students’ educational, emotional and physical wellbeing has been at the front of all our minds as we have made these changes, whilst following the latest Government rules and guidance.

University can be a really big change for many students and it’s normal for some students to feel home sick, lonely or a little bit anxious. We have a full range of extracurricular activities to complement their academic calendar, to help them setting in and meet new people.

COVID-19 restrictions

Under national restrictions our campuses remain open for essential activities to support those students who need us.

The Government has stated that universities will be moving teaching and learning online until mid-February except for a small number of future critical worker courses which will remain as blended learning with some in-person. All students on these courses should take two COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests three days apart when they first return to campus for their in-person teaching.

All other courses will commence Term Two online. The start date will stay the same as previously scheduled for your course. You can read more about how we are adapting over on our learning and teaching pages.

The Government advises that students should only return to their term-time accommodation and only be on campus when their in-person teaching has resumed (please note there are exemptions for students with special circumstances).

Testing, tracking and self-isolating

COVID-19 is something we’ve taken very seriously as a university. That's why it's really important that if you suspect that your child may have symptoms of Coronavirus that they know what to do, not only to protect themselves but to protect those around them.

As well and supporting the NHS Test and Trace campaign we also have our own NTU Coronavirus tracking form for students. If your son or daughter's circumstances change and they have to self-isolate, it’s important they get the right support. Ask them to complete our quick and easy tracking form to tell us if they are self-isolating, that way we can offer them the appropriate help and support they will need – but they must complete the form to get our help.

When a student fills in the tracker it will let their Academic School know when they started isolating. This can then be used as evidence if they need to submit a Notification of Extenuating Circumstances (NEC). It can also help them to access food delivery. On the form, students living in University halls will be asked if they require a basic food provision – like a small grocery shop. They will also have access to emotional support. They can ask for Student Support Services to stay in touch throughout their self-isolation to check that they're coping ok.

Student email communications

We communicate regularly with our students via email, social media and via the MyNTU app, about measures we've put in place and what we expect of them in return, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our NTU community.

To keep you in the loop, here are the emails our students have received.

Date sentSubject
21 January 2021Looking after your wellbeing and staying motivated in 2021
13 January 2021Rents for accommodation run by, or on behalf of, NTU to be waived for duration of the current lockdown period
12 January 2021Final year student Term 2 newsletter: The finish line is in sight
11 January 2021Helping you make the most of your NTU Experience
08 January 2021Assessing your learning fairly in 2021
05 January 2021Your NTU course: adapting to the national lockdown restrictions
31 December 2020Preparing for Term Two whilst helping to stop the spread of COVID-19
18 December 2020Support for the Winter Break and helping you prepare for Term Two - INTERNATIONAL VERSION
18 December 2020Support for the Winter Break and helping you prepare for Term Two - UK VERSION
12 December 2020Brexit transition and immigration information
10 December 2020We are here to support you
03 December 2020Preparing for the Winter Break and Term Two
27 November 2020Tier 3 restrictions and travelling for the Winter Break
25 November 2020COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing
23 November 2020International student newsletter
20 November 2020NTU has teamed up with Microsoft
18 November 2020Travelling at the end of Term One
13 November 2020Your learning and teaching in Term Two
11 November 2020Supporting our students travelling ahead of NTU's Winter Break
05 November 2020Latest update on national COVID-19 restrictions
03 November 2020Our University remains open
02 November 2020A message from the Vice-Chancellor
29 October 2020Further COVID-19 restrictions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Register for updates

You can now sign up for regular updates from us about life at NTU. We’ll send you a snapshot of what's happening on campus, including the latest information relating to our handling of the current Coronavirus situation. If you've missed any of our emails so far, you can find them in the table below.

Date sentSubject
22 January 2021Your latest update from NTU
13 January 2021Rents for accommodation run by, or on behalf of NTU, to be waived for the duration of the current lockdown period
08 January 2021Assessing students' learning fairly in 2021
05 January 2021NTU's response to the national lockdown
31 December 2020Preparing for Term Two whilst helping to stop the spread of COVID-19
18 December 2020How to support your student over the Winter Break
11 December 2020How we're supporting students for Winter Break and Term Two
04 December 2020Preparing for the Winter Break and Term Two
27 November 2020Plans to get students home for the Winter Break
20 November 2020Supporting students with their end of term plans
13 November 2020NTU update for Term Two
05 November 2020Latest update on national COVID-19 restrictions
03 November 2020Our university remains open
02 November 2020A message from the Vice-Chancellor
29 October 2020Further COVID-19 restrictions in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
09 October 2020Increase in COVID-19 cases in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
14 October 2020Latest COVID-19 restrictions in Nottinghamshire
22 October 2020How we're supporting students through local restrictions

Enquiries

If you’ve got a question about being on campus please email ntu.beingoncampus@ntu.ac.uk, alternatively please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1, this line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm and 10 am – 4 pm at weekends.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418