COVID-19: here's how we're handling it

COVID-19 secure 2020

Staff and student welfare is something we take very seriously, which is why we have a dedicated team in place to closely monitor and manage the Coronavirus situation. Rest assured we’re doing everything we can.

Following guidance from Public Health England, Universities UK and the NHS, face-to-face teaching is currently taking place on-line, and plans are in place to open up the campus in stages over the coming months.

But our commitment to the Aston University community doesn’t stop there. Most learning is available via remote channels and we’re just a phone call or message away from answering any questions you may have. No query is too small and no concern is too trivial ­– just take a look at the FAQ pages below in the first instance.

Read our stories on supporting the national effort against COVID-19.

Aston Students’ Union has set up a virtual campus group on Facebook to support students.

Please try not to worry and, most importantly, stay safe.

Following COVID-19, see our Assessment and Examinations update.

Michelle Donelan (MP), Minister of state for Universities gives an update on the battle against COVID-19.

Key points

  • There will be no teaching taking place on campus, until at least the end of June.  

  • We have cancelled all assessments that you would come on campus to complete which will have no effect on your grades.  See our detriment policy.
  • Conference Aston and the University nursery remain open to a small number of staff to maintain essential services. .
  • The advice from Public Health England is that the overall risk to the population is at "Level 3 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation)". 
  • Aston has a team who are closely monitoring and managing the situation and is acting on advice of Public Health England, Universities UK and the NHS. 
  • We will be updating this advice as new Government and Public Health England guidance emerges.
  • For any general student queries or queries about teaching, assessments and exams please contact us.
  • For absences and visa queries please contact engagement.

*Access will be restricted to a small number of staff required to maintain essential building services and research facilities.