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Essential coronavirus info
We can’t wait to welcome our new and returning students from 19 October 2020. Your safety is our first priority.

Coronavirus: teaching and learning

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From 19 October, you'll be starting a new course or continuing your studies. We want to ensure you get the best from your course and benefit from UAL's world-class facilities, so we are providing a mix of on-campus and online learning.

Here's an overview of what your studies will look like this term, plus the support and facilities you can still use.

How your course will run

Your course team will explain how teaching will work for your course but all students can expect:

  • lectures online
  • workshops and other small group sessions in person, on campus
  • access to specialist facilities on campus

Studying online

Your course will include a mix of online activities. For example, you may be asked to:

  • join a live lecture or tutorial
  • read, watch or listen to other online materials
  • join a text chat forum, to ask questions or discuss your group’s work.

Check out our tools and advice for studying online.


Please contact your course team if you're having issues accessing online learning. If, for example, you:

  • don't have computer equipment
  • don't have internet access
  • are having trouble getting into Moodle (our online learning environment).

If you need help to buy IT equipment or pay for internet access, please apply to the UAL Hardship Fund.

Staying up to date

Please follow the guidance from your course team (via email). They will let you know:

  • what your classes will be
  • what you need to do
  • important details to help you prepare.

Attending your course

Online and face-to-face learning will give you the best experience of UAL. We've also created a safe environment for you to study.

If something is preventing you from coming to campus - such as travel restrictions, visa delays, medical conditions or other serious circumstances - please check our important guidance.

Support and facilities

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    Academic support

    Take advantage of tutorials, workshops and online resources to boost your studies.

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    English language skills

    Use our online tutorials, online resources, guides and take a progress test.

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    Libraries

    Check our opening hours, library services (like click and collect), book a study space and more.

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    Facilities and catering

    You can safely access our studios, workshops, cafes, Learning Zones and more. See what's at your campus.

Contact us

If you have a query that is not answered here, you can: