Our primary objective is to support the wellbeing of our students and staff. There are a range of wellbeing services available for staff and students, and can be used if you feel worried. If you think you might be unwell, please self-isolate as per Government advice and contact the NHS 111 coronavirus service if your symptoms worsen.
A page of wellbeing advice has been created by our wellbeing team with further information about looking after yourself.
PLEASE NOTE: Any general enquires not answered on these pages should be addressed to askBU@bournemouth.ac.uk or 01202 969696. Any press enquiries asking for comment should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 963963.
Information about our campuses
Is campus open?
Will BU’s campuses be open in September?
I am feeling ill/self-isolating/worried about coronavirus, what should I do?
I have underlying health conditions, what should I do?
Information about the current academic year
What is happening with teaching for the remainder of this year?
I’m an international student, what about my immigration/Tier 4 status?
I am a student experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic, what should I do?
I am a parent with a child at your university and am worried about their attendance
I am on a placement, or looking for a placement for next year, what should I do?
What will happen to my assessments?
As the campus is now closed, will BU be refunding part of my tuition fees?
Information for current and future students about the 2020/21 academic year
What precautions are you putting in place to keep people safe?
Will my course be delivered face-to-face?
Which activities will be delivered face-to-face?
How can I check which activities will be delivered face-to-face and which will be online?
I have applied to study at BU in September, how does this affect my application?
Should I apply for student finance?
If my course begins teaching online initially, will I get a reduction in my tuition fees?
Do I need to be in Bournemouth if my course will be delivered online initially?
What services will be available on-campus?
Will it be safe to come to BU – as many students will gather on campus and in accommodation?
What should I do about accommodation if teaching takes place online initially?
I am an international student, does the online delivery of my course count as ‘distant learning’ or will this decision affect my visa?
How will I meet other students/students on my course?
Will I be able to participate in clubs and societies, and in sporting activity?
Where can I find more information?
You should refer to the NHS, the UK Government and Foreign & Commonwealth Office web pages for the most up-to-date and accurate information and advice. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates relating to BU as and when required.
Specific FAQs regarding student accommodation
A dedicated FAQs page has been set up for current students with information about accommodation contracts and rent in relation to Covid-19.
Specific FAQs for applicants
A dedicated FAQs page has been set up for applicants and those thinking of studying at Bournemouth University.
Specific FAQs for international applicants
A dedicated FAQs page has been set up for international applicants and international students thinking of studying at Bournemouth University.
Specific FAQs for staff
Following Government advice to stay at home, both of our campuses are fully closed, including all staff buildings. Staff should not come to campus for work purposes and should work from home.
A series of Staff FAQs have been created in support of questions associated with working in this situation.
Specific FAQs for postgraduate researchers
A dedicated FAQs page has been set up for current postgraduate researchers at Bournemouth University.