The Welsh Government has announced the guidelines for university students in September, which include information on social distancing and group study capacity. We are working through the guidance and will be giving more details of teaching and learning arrangements shortly.
Swansea University welcomes the new guidance from Welsh Government, which will enable us to continue to provide some face-to-face teaching from September while still putting the safety of staff, students and the wider community at the centre of all we do.
We recognise it might be difficult for you to get to Swansea due to travel restrictions or covid-related issues in your home country. We are pleased that a recent change to UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) regulations means that if you are unable to travel to the UK by the start of term, you can enrol and engage with your programme online for a short period of time before arriving on campus when you are able to and transition to in-person engagement. There will be a small number of programmes for which this is not possible and this will be communicated to you when we have further information.
You may also be aware that there is a requirement for travellers from countries designated by the UK government as “red” or “amber” to undertake a 10 day quarantine period upon arrival in the UK, either in a government-managed hotel (red list countries) or in your accommodation (amber list countries).
More information on quarantine arrangements will follow shortly.
For new or returning students arriving from a red list country for the start of the 2021/2022 academic year, Swansea University will reimburse the cost of the 10 day hotel quarantine stay which is currently £1750 and required by law. Full details of eligibility, how to submit a claim and further information will follow shortly. Details on how to make a booking for a red list government-managed hotel can be found here.
Please note that all international arrivals into the UK are currently required to quarantine in England, even if your final destination is in another part of the UK.
The government have also made some important updates to the Graduate Route concession and we advise you to make sure you are familiar with these here. The original start date of your programme may influence when you need to be in the UK to ensure you are eligible to apply for the Graduate Route.
Your welfare and that of the wider community remains our priority and our staff have been working hard to continue to make our campuses safe for you. Our aim as ever is to provide a first-class student experience for all and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campuses as soon as possible.
Student Communications Officer Tuesday July 13th, 2021
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