The latest information and advice for staff, prospective and current students and visitors during the current coronavirus pandemic. The University is closely monitoring developments and will continue to update you on the latest advice and guidance. 

Our hybrid learning approach for September 2020

We’re all ready to welcome students back to campus, where we’ll be delivering a hybrid model of teaching, with face-to-face delivery for most seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions, supported by online learning and assessments. Lectures will be recorded and available online.

Listen to our students and teaching staff talking, in our new film about their online learning experiences. You can also read about how hybrid learning will work at Surrey.

Detailed information and FAQs about our latest plans can be found on our advice pages for current students, prospective students and postgraduate research students.

Our Covid-19 University Policy

Our new health and safety policy outlines the practical aspects of returning to campus safely. This is to ensure that, as a community, we all play our part during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we can work, study, socialise and live on campus without detriment to our health, safety and wellbeing. From 1 September 2020, it is a requirement to wear a face covering in all shared indoor University spaces. Full details, including exceptional circumstances, can be found within the policy.

Keep us informed about your self-isolation

It’s really important that you inform the University if you are self-isolating and booking a test:

  • Students should use our online self-reporting form.
  • Staff must alert their HR contact – ask your line manager if you are not sure how to do this

Our roadmap to recovery

The health and wellbeing of our entire community is our first priority. The University has been developing and delivering a comprehensive action plan since the Covid-19 outbreak first emerged. We are following UK Government guidance, and working closely with health authorities and Public Health England.

A senior management response team (Silver Response Group) continues to meet frequently to oversee and manage our preparations and response, guided by a set of agreed strategic objectives. The University has set out five core principles for our approach to recovery over the coming weeks and months:   

  • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students
  • Maintain the quality of our educational experience and research outcomes
  • Protect the long-term financial sustainability of the University   
  • Remain adaptable to the prevailing Covid-19 alert level (including localised lockdown)
  • Adopt innovative Covid-19 ways of working to emerge stronger.

Useful contacts

If you have immediate concerns for your own health please call NHS 111 or use the NHS online coronavirus service.

Our Security team is available 24/7 if you require emergency assistance: Call +44 (0)1483 68333.

The Centre for Wellbeing is available Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm: Call +44 (0)1483 689498.

Our University coronavirus enquiries helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm: Call +44 (0)1483 685510 or email

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