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COVID-19 Guidance

Here you'll find the latest updates on COVID-19 in Nottingham and how we're working to ensure a safe and high-quality learning environment for our future students.

Last updated 12 April 2021.

Due to COVID-19 it’s hard to tell what the academic year for 2021 / 22 will look like, but NTU is good at adapting and we'll do everything we can to ensure our students get the best NTU experience.

Our campuses are COVID-secure, with measures in place to ensure social distancing. Our libraries, study spaces, Student Support Centres, Global Lounges and cafes are open, in line with Government guidance, and we continue to offer on-campus Lateral Flow Testing for students and colleagues.

Students on practical or practice-based courses have returned to campus for in-person teaching, and we’re waiting for further guidance from the Government about when we can welcome all students back.

We’re re-opening our NTU gyms, and many sports activities are recommencing. We continue to offer a range of virtual events and opportunities, as well as a wealth of services and resources to support our students’ wellbeing.

If you're currently studying at NTU, find the latest information to stay up-to-date.

Guidance for undergraduate applicants and offer holders

We are still accepting applications for courses starting in September 2021. You can apply for an undergraduate or foundation degree via UCAS.

UCAS deadlines

The UCAS application deadline was extended to 18:00 on Friday 29 January. Any student who applied by this date is guaranteed to be considered for their chosen course.

If you have missed this deadline, don’t panic - for a lot of courses at NTU, we continue to accept applications beyond this date.

If you need any support or advice, please contact the admissions and enquiries team.


Following the announcement that alternative arrangements are going to be made for GCSE, A level and other examinations in England, it has now been confirmed that teacher assessed grades will be used to award qualifications in Summer 2021.

We are currently waiting for further guidance from the Department for Education and Ofqual on what this means. We’re also waiting for information on other qualifications such as BTECs.

However, this shouldn’t be a reason for you to worry. We will continue to make offers based on pending qualifications as normal, and if you are currently holding an offer please rest assured that this remains valid.

We’ll also update these pages and let you know as we find out more information.

What will my course be like in September 2021?

We have currently adopted a range of blended teaching and learning methods, incorporating online learning and in-person teaching where Government guidelines allow. If you’re planning on joining us in September 2021 there may be some temporary changes to course delivery, depending on the latest COVID guidance at the time.

Rest assured we’ll adapt to provide you with the best student experience we can, and we’ll keep you updated until you join us.

Hear from our 2020/21 students about the new way of life on campus


Contact us

If you’ve got a question or concern about being on campus during the pandemic, please email 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.

You can also chat to our students through our online messaging system who are on standby and happy to help with any information that you need.

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