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Information and Guidance for new students on Accommodation and Self-isolating

How is Accommodation affected by the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions outside of quarantine?

Students living together in accommodation whether private or on RVC campuses will be a social bubble and will not be required to wear PPE within their accommodation. We have a range of measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety on our campuses. For full details please visit our Community Safety pages. 

What accommodation arrangements has the RVC made for students who are required to self-isolate before the start of term?

Students arriving from some countries have been asked to self-isolate in RVC or private accommodation for two weeks prior to returning to campus. Details of specific arrangements have been sent to all new students and associated enquiries should be directed to admissions@rvc.ac.uk We will provide support to all students to get you here safely.

What do I do if I am unable to arrive in time to arrive in time to self-isolate for 14 days before the start of term?

Some international students are experiencing delays in their visas being issued. If you are still waiting for your visa, please do not arrange travel to the UK without first contacting the Welcome team. We will need to stagger student arrival dates in order to ensure everyone a place in RVC self-isolation facilities. These arrival dates will be issued on a first come, first served, basis and we will provide you with a designated arrival slot once your visa has been obtained.

What happens to my accommodation arrangements if I arrive too late to self-isolate for 14 days before the start of term?

If you arrive later than initially expected, you may be asked to self-isolate in our designated self-isolation rooms before then moving into your allocated university accommodation; this is to ensure minimum disruption to fellow students, to reduce the possibility of disease transmission and to ensure your safety during the self-isolation period.

How will I start my studies if I have to complete some of my 14 days self-isolation after the start of term?

Please do not worry if you arrive in the UK after your course start date; you will still be able to join your degree on time via our online learning platform and we will ensure you have access to our social programme during the self-isolation period.

Information for new residents - Mary Branker House

We look forward to welcoming you to Mary Branker. A detailed message sent 02.09.2020 to all new residents.

What action is Unite Students taking?

Our sole focus is to help our students and employees protect themselves and others, and to support them in every way we can at this difficult time.  Unite Students has been monitoring the national and international situation around coronavirus carefully. We have been implementing the guidance of PHE and other expert authorities to the letter since the start of this outbreak and continue to do so.  In the event of local lockdowns, we will act swiftly to help keep our students and teams safe. This might include closing common areas and restricting access to residents only. We have also introduced a range of measures to help keep you safe while you live with us. For more information about these, please click here.

We want to ensure that everyone has the practical advice and assistance they need to do what’s right, but also that they feel fully supported by the people around them.  If you have not already done so, please download the  My Unite App and check that your contact phone number is up to date in MyAccount so we can contact you if we need to. If you need to self-isolate please check the  My Unite App and choose the 'Register as self-isolating' feature'. Then, simply follow the steps on the screen. 

While they can’t give medical advice, our team - including our dedicated Welfare Leads - are on-hand via their property-specific email address and WebChat. Please be aware that, as our teams work hard on this, there may be a delay in, or reduction to, the other services we are able to provide. We thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

Your Household

As you have moved into your flat you will be classed as one household with your new housemates. Everyone you share a kitchen with becomes your ‘household’, therefore the government guidelines around households will apply. Social distancing is not required within your flat unless you or a flatmate is self-isolating. To reduce infection in your shared ‘household’, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and sticking to general guidance on keeping safe will help keep everyone safe.    

Outside your Household

In communal spaces, shared corridors, where you will be meeting other people you are required to wear a face covering. Please refer to the ‘Safety on Campus Guidance’ for further information on staying safe around Campus. Please continue to check your emails throughout your stay with us as we will use this to communicate vital information. Please visit our dedicated pages for general information relating to everything the RVC is doing to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this guidance is subject to change depending on current government guidance and RVC policy.  We will inform you of any changes. 

General Guidance General hygiene

Frequent, thorough hand-washing with soap and water is the first line of defence against COVID-19. Good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it – and catching it. Along with other important behaviours like physical distancing, thoroughly washing hands often and at key moments is essential to controlling the pandemic.   

Communication and assistance

  • Your primary point of contact will be the Advice Centre and they will phone you regularly to check on your health status. If you or someone else in your household develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you need to follow Government guidelines for households. You should also notify the Advice Centre . You will be advised to:
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days and continue to do so if your symptoms don’t improve
  • Arrange to be tested for coronavirus by following NHS Guidance.
  • Stay away from other members of your household as much as possible
  • Stay away from clinically vulnerable members of your household If a member of your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 or is confirmed to have the virus, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day they developed symptoms.

Contacts

  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Information for new residents - College Grove

We look forward to welcoming you to College Grove. A detailed message sent 11.09.2020 to all new residents.

Your Household

As you have moved into your flat you will be classed as one household with your new housemates. Everyone you share a kitchen with becomes your ‘household’, therefore the government guidelines around households will apply. Social distancing is not required within your flat unless you or a flatmate is self-isolating. To reduce infection in your shared ‘household’, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and sticking to general guidance on keeping safe will help keep everyone safe.    

Outside your Household

In communal spaces, shared corridors, where you will be meeting other people you are required to wear a face covering. Please refer to the ‘Safety on Campus Guidance’ for further information on staying safe around Campus. Please continue to check your emails throughout your stay with us as we will use this to communicate vital information. Please visit our dedicated pages for general information relating to everything the RVC is doing to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this guidance is subject to change depending on current government guidance and RVC policy.  We will inform you of any changes. If you require clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact our Welcome Team.

General Guidance General hygiene

Frequent, thorough hand-washing with soap and water is the first line of defence against COVID-19. Good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it – and catching it. Along with other important behaviours like physical distancing, thoroughly washing hands often and at key moments is essential to controlling the pandemic.  

Communication and assistance

  • Your primary point of contact will be the Advice Centre and they will phone you regularly to check on your health status. If you or someone else in your household develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you need to follow Government guidelines for households. You should also notify the Advice Centre . You will be advised to:
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days and continue to do so if your symptoms don’t improve
  • Arrange to be tested for coronavirus by following NHS Guidance.
  • Stay away from other members of your household as much as possible
  • Stay away from clinically vulnerable members of your household If a member of your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 or is confirmed to have the virus, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day they developed symptoms.
  • Contacts
  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Information for new residents - College Close

We look forward to welcoming you to College Close. A detailed message sent 15.09.2020 to all new residents.

Your Household

As you have moved into your flat you will be classed as one household with your new housemates. Everyone you share a kitchen with becomes your ‘household’, therefore the government guidelines around households will apply. Social distancing is not required within your flat unless you or a flatmate is self-isolating. To reduce infection in your shared ‘household’, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and sticking to general guidance on keeping safe will help keep everyone safe.    

Outside your Household

In communal spaces, shared corridors, where you will be meeting other people you are required to wear a face covering. Please refer to the ‘Safety on Campus Guidance’ for further information on staying safe around Campus. Please continue to check your emails throughout your stay with us as we will use this to communicate vital information. Please visit our dedicated pages for general information relating to everything the RVC is doing to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this guidance is subject to change depending on current government guidance and RVC policy.  We will inform you of any changes. If you require clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact our Welcome Team.

General Guidance General hygiene

Frequent, thorough hand-washing with soap and water is the first line of defence against COVID-19. Good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it – and catching it. Along with other important behaviours like physical distancing, thoroughly washing hands often and at key moments is essential to controlling the pandemic.  

Communication and assistance

  • Your primary point of contact will be the Advice Centre and they will phone you regularly to check on your health status. If you or someone else in your household develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you need to follow Government guidelines for households. You should also notify the Advice Centre . You will be advised to:
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days and continue to do so if your symptoms don’t improve
  • Arrange to be tested for coronavirus by following NHS Guidance.
  • Stay away from other members of your household as much as possible
  • Stay away from clinically vulnerable members of your household If a member of your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 or is confirmed to have the virus, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day they developed symptoms.

Contacts

  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Information for new residents - Student Village

We look forward to welcoming you to the Student Village at Hawkshead. A detailed message sent 15.09.2020 to all new 1st year veterinary nursing residents.

Your Household

As you have moved into your flat you will be classed as one household with your new housemates. Everyone you share a kitchen with becomes your ‘household’, therefore the government guidelines around households will apply. Social distancing is not required within your flat unless you or a flatmate is self-isolating. To reduce infection in your shared ‘household’, regularly wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and sticking to general guidance on keeping safe will help keep everyone safe.    

Outside your Household

In communal spaces, shared corridors, where you will be meeting other people you are required to wear a face covering. Please refer to the ‘Safety on Campus Guidance’ for further information on staying safe around Campus. Please continue to check your emails throughout your stay with us as we will use this to communicate vital information. Please visit our dedicated pages for general information relating to everything the RVC is doing to protect students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of this guidance is subject to change depending on current government guidance and RVC policy.  We will inform you of any changes. If you require clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact our Welcome Team.

General Guidance General hygiene

Frequent, thorough hand-washing with soap and water is the first line of defence against COVID-19. Good hygiene is key to avoiding spreading it – and catching it. Along with other important behaviours like physical distancing, thoroughly washing hands often and at key moments is essential to controlling the pandemic.  

Communication and assistance

  • Your primary point of contact will be the Advice Centre and they will phone you regularly to check on your health status. If you or someone else in your household develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you need to follow Government guidelines for households. You should also notify the Advice Centre . You will be advised to:
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days and continue to do so if your symptoms don’t improve
  • Arrange to be tested for coronavirus by following NHS Guidance.
  • Stay away from other members of your household as much as possible
  • Stay away from clinically vulnerable members of your household If a member of your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 or is confirmed to have the virus, you must self-isolate for 14 days from the day they developed symptoms.

Contacts

  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Information for new residents of University of London Intercollegiate Halls

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of London Intercollegiate Halls. A detailed message sent on 11.09.2020 to all new residents.

COVID-19 procedures

We have clear procedures in place - these are all listed at www.campuslife.london.ac.uk/tags/COVID-19. Please check for updates regularly. We also recommend that you stay up to date with guidance published by the UK government and the NHS.

Arriving in halls

Guidance about travelling and moving in to your hall of residence. We have more information about UK visas and immigration, the National Health Service, and registration with the police.

Rules and regulations

Pages 8-9 of your accommodation Licence Agreement and pages 10-17 of the Hall Handbook contain essential provisions relating to COVID-19. Both documents are available to download from the page for your hall at halls.london.ac.uk. Please ensure you are familiar with these. Provisions of the Licence Agreement and Hall Handbook are enforceable.

Our personal, individual, and collective responsibility to one another

We hope that you will recognise the great importance of everyone taking the necessary actions to prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is true that most student residents in our halls are unlikely to suffer any serious consequences of coronavirus infection, but our hall communities do also include individuals (students and staff) who are at higher risk. By some estimations, infections in young adults may be asymptomatic in up for 40% of cases, but those asymptomatic people can still transmit COVID-19 to others who may be at higher risk – in hall, at university, in a restaurant, out shopping. So we must do all that we can to keep others safe. There is also a more selfish convenience factor to consider: if we act in ways that promote COVID-19 transmission in our halls and communities, we are all more likely be under tougher lockdown restrictions or quarantine and self-isolation.

Standard precautions to be taken by all residents

Throughout your time in the intercollegiate halls, please observe the standard precautions for all residents in all halls. These include requirements around wearing face coverings, using disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser, and guests/visitors. If the local and national situation allows, and if we are able to put necessary safeguards in place, we may be able to relax some of these standard precautions. In this case, we will advertise any changes widely.

Your “household” In our halls, a household is usually considered to be any group of residents who share bathroom or food preparation facilities. However, the public health authorities may expand or reduce the scope and size of the household depending on the specifics of any particular case and the precise layout of facilities in the affected building. We will be guided by the authorities on a case-by-case basis.

In catered halls, we encourage members of each household to attend the dining hall within a designated time window. This will greatly reduce the risk of any widespread coronavirus transmission in the hall, as only household members will be eating together. We have also designated specific toilets, showers, and kitchens/pantries to be used by particular rooms. Please only use the facilities that are designated for your use. The law says that if one person in a household develops symptoms of COVID-19, or has a positive coronavirus test, then everyone else in the household must self-quarantine for 14 days.

In the event of a local outbreak within an intercollegiate hall, some of the shared household facilities – including kitchens, pantries, TV rooms, and common rooms – may need to be closed. If you become unwell We hope that you will remain in good health throughout your time in the intercollegiate halls. If you should unfortunately become unwell with symptoms of possible COVID-19, please stay in your room and follow the self-isolation instructions (there are slightly different instructions for Eleanor Rosa House and Handel Mansions). The instructions include details of how you will obtain food, and the circumstances in which you would be allowed to leave your room. It is essential that you notify us that you are self-isolating. You should arrange to have a test for coronavirus as soon as possible.

We will need to tell other residents in your household that they must self-quarantine. We will not disclose your name when we do this. If another hall resident becomes unwell If another resident who is considered a member of your household develops symptoms of possible COVID-19, we will instruct you to self-quarantine and follow our contact quarantine instructions (which are slightly different for residents at Eleanor Rosa House and Handel Mansions). This is a legal requirement in England.

The resident who is unwell will have a test for COVID-19. If the test is negative, we will tell you that you can end the period of self-quarantine. If the test is positive, you will need to self-quarantine for a total of 14 days.

NHS Test and Trace

If you have been in contact with someone who subsequently has a positive coronavirus test, you may receive a call or text from the NHS Test and Trace service. They will tell you to self-quarantine for 14 days. This is a legal requirement in England.In hall, you will need to follow our contact quarantine instructions (which are slightly different for residents at Eleanor Rosa House and Handel Mansions). It is essential that you notify us that you are self-quarantining if NHS Test and Trace have told you to do so. You can find out more about NHS Test and Trace here.

International travel

If you are arriving in, or have travelled outside, the UK, you may be required by law to self-quarantine.
Government rules are changing frequently, so please check the current guidance at least 48 hours before you are due to travel to the UK. If the rules require you to self-quarantine when you arrive in the UK, you will need to follow our travel quarantine instructions, which are slightly different for residents in catered accommodation and those in self-catered accommodation.

If you are at higher risk from COVID-19

Please see our guidance for vulnerable students. If you are someone at higher risk from COVID-19 and are planning to move into the Intercollegiate Halls, please get in contact with us to discuss what we can do to help keep you safe.

You can email us at info.halls@london.ac.uk. The NHS website has further information.

Questions and concerns Please raise any questions or concerns with your Hall Manager or Warden in the first instance. If you still have questions after that discussion, you can contact residential.life@london.ac.uk  (please include a brief outline of the prior conversation with your Warden or Hall Manager).

Contacts

  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Information for new residents of Mannequin House

We look forward to welcoming you to the Mannequin House. A detailed message sent in September to all new residents.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and Team Members remain our highest priority. For all our residents, this is your home and we intend to do all we can to ensure it continues to feel that way. We are working hard and doing everything we can to ensure we provide the best support we can, as the situation continues to evolve.

Student Roost commits to:

  • providing helpful, reliable information or guidance
  • ensuring clean, sanitary shared areas, that helps to reduce the risk of spreading or catching the virus
  • monitoring the advice of only official bodies and government advice
  • ensuring any information we share is highly reliable. continuing to provide support to residents who feel worried or concerned about the situation

Student Roost actions: What we’re already doing:

You can find all our Coronavirus advice and guidance on our website.

What we’ll do when needed 

  • In the event of a confirmed or suspected case in any of our properties, we will work closely with the public health bodies and take every instruction and guidance provided
  • We have specialist cleaning providers on-hand, in the event we are instructed to conduct a deep-clean of any of our spaces
  • If we need to make any further changes to the services we provide, we will communicate clearly with you, as soon as we can

What our residents can do:

  • Every one of us needs to take responsibility for our own health and hygiene. Follow the advice from the NHS and the public health bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly, ideally with soap and water (or hand sanitiser where this is not available), for at least 20 seconds as soon as you get home or into university
  • Cover face – we recommend the use of face coverings in all our communal spaces and corridors, although these are not mandatory. The use of face coverings is mandatory for adults in shops, cinemas and on public transport in the UK, unless there is a medical reason why you cannot wear one.
  • Make space - stay at least a metre apart from residents who are not in your household (flat) and any Student Roost team members or contractors cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze (if you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow) put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell download the official government test and trace app for the country you are living in.  The NHS website is regularly updated with all the latest advice.  

The ‘rule of six’

Current rules in place in all UK nations mean that people are only allowed to socialise in groups of up to six people outside their household, either outdoors or within their homes. Stricter temporary restrictions may be in place in your city that prevent any household visitors, so please make sure you check these before inviting anyone. More details are available here. Everyone in your flat counts as a ‘household’, so you can socialise with your housemates, either within or outside your flat, even if there are more than six of you.

If you or your housemate becomes unwell

Someone who has any of the following symptoms and lives on their own in a single occupancy studio flat or alone in a cluster flat should book a test and stay at home for 10 days from the time they first feel unwell: new continuous cough high temperature loss or change in sense of smell or taste If you are in a dual-occupancy studio, or a shared flat, others in the flat should stay at home for 14 days from the time the first person showed symptoms. If another housemate develops symptoms, all other housemates need to stay at home for a further 10 days. Staying at home means not leaving your flat, even to go for a walk or to get shopping. You can book a test here. If other people you live with also have symptoms, you can order tests for up to three of them. However, if you are doing this, please make sure you get their permission first. Please only book a test for people who have symptoms. There is a guide on the GOV.UK website that you should follow if you have symptoms and are staying at home. As well as this guide, there’s also information on your Student Roost portal about using shared areas like kitchens, living rooms or bathrooms, receiving deliveries, and what to do about laundry and disposing of rubbish. After booking your test, it’s important that you let us know so that we can provide you with all the help you need.  

If you have recently returned from another country

Unless a country is on the list published by the UK government, you will need to self-isolate (stay at home) for 14 days. You cannot leave your flat, even to go shopping. You will also need to remain at least 2 metres away from other flatmates. Please let us know if you are self-isolating and we can make sure you get the help and advice you need, including giving you details of online shops and making sure you can safely receive deliveries without leaving your flat. If you are arriving from abroad or plan to go on an overseas holiday, please check the latest list of countries for England – these lists can change regularly, so make sure you check it just before you travel: England

Answers to some of your questions:

We know you will have lots of questions, and we’ll do all we can to help answer these. We’ve compiled a ‘Frequently Asked Questions ‘flipping book’ document, which we will keep updated as the situation evolves. Please let your local property team know if you have a query that isn’t covered by this document, and we’ll update it if we believe the question and answer would benefit other residents. If you were a resident with us in 2019/20 and you have questions about your stay last year, please speak to your local property team.

What are the best sources of information?

We turn to the following sites and organisations for guidance and advice: 

Contacts

  • Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Advice Centre: or 020 8051 3500  
  • Out of Hours Contacts Out of Hours GP: 111
  • Emergency assistance: 999
  • Police (non-emergency): 101
  • London Nightline - 020 7631 0101 (6pm to 8am term-time only) email: listening@nightline.org.uk
  • Free calls on Skype or talk on-line via website: www.nightline.org.uk  or text: 07717 989 900 
  • Samaritans - 116 123  jo@samaritans.org
  • Students Vetlife is a good resource specifically for veterinary medicine and nursing students  
  • Vets Helpline offers confidential support every day of the year, specifically for veterinary surgeons  

Latest Updates for those with revised A level and BTEC grades

What should I do if the RVC was my firm choice and I believe I now have the grades to progress my application?

If you have received revised grades following the release of CAGs and now meet your original RVC offer, we will be in contact by the end of Monday 24 August to discuss the next steps with you.  We will guarantee your place for 2020 entry if you meet the terms of your offer exactly.

What should I do if I accepted a place at the RVC as an insurance choice, but now want to go back to my first choice university?

If you were accepted by the RVC as your insurance choice or through Clearing but now wish to take up a place at your original firm choice university, you will need to contact your firm choice who will take the necessary steps with UCAS to action the change for you.

I have already accepted a place at the RVC as an insurance choice and what to keep it. Do I need to do anything?

For students that have accepted an offer from the RVC as an insurance choice or through Clearing and wish to proceed with this choice you do not need to do anything. We will contact you regarding any accommodation requests from Monday 24 August onwards.  

I am a BTEC student, what should I do?

We are awaiting revised results for BTEC applicants and will be in touch once we receive them. We are currently expecting this to be towards the end of the week commencing 23 August.

I have already been accepted at the RVC based on my results on A level Results Day. Do I still have my place?

We would like to assure all students who have had their place at the Royal Veterinary College confirmed that their place is safe. We will not be changing our decision to accept you.

I was made an offer on an alternative course (change of course offer) on Results Day - what happens to me?

If you were made an offer on an alternative course, accepted it, and your Centre Assessed Grades now mean that you meet offer for your original course at the RVC, then you will be able to move back to your original programme. If you were made an offer on an alternative course and rejected it, and your Centre Assessed Grades now mean that you meet offer for your original course at the RVC, then we will be able to honour the original place.  If you were made an offer of a place on an alternative course when you received your results because you didn't meet the requirements of your preferred programme, you accepted our alternative course offer, and your grades remain the same, that offer still stands and you have your place.


New BVetMed, BVetMed Graduate Accelerated and Gateway Programme Students

Latest update for new BVetMed, BVetMed Graduate Accelerated and Gateway Programme Students - 14th August 2020

Many congratulations on achieving your offer; we know this has been a difficult year and you have finally reached the point where you can plan for the next one. We are working hard to make sure that everything is ready for our new students. Of course, we have had to make some changes for the start of the year due to national restrictions, but the RVC has a 229 year history of meeting challenges …and academic year 20/21 will be no different in that regard.

Safety first

We know you will either have already accepted your place or still be making that decision. We would like to give you some more information about your teaching and learning experience in the first term of the academic year. We have made significant modifications to the way we will teach your course; balancing your learning needs with your safety and wellbeing, and that of our staff, we are using a blended approach to teaching and learning for the first term of the academic year. For further information, please visit our webpage through this link.

Your blended learning experience

Your course will be delivered through a blended learning approach that provides you with a variety of ways to interact with your tutors, lecturers and classmates, allowing for a flexible and safe student experience. This will be a combination of: Synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) online learning activities; small and large group teaching; a blend of flexible self-paced study; collaborative learning in groups with other students; and a blend of additional online learning experiences.

This will include

  • Newly recorded lectures designed for you and your classmates to listen to in your own time
  • Live streamed events of various kinds including: Q and A’s discussions with lecturers, collaborative activities and some lectures.
  • Self-paced independent study including interactive learning activities such as forums and quizzes for you to do in your own time.
  • A variety of digital materials to enhance your learning and prepare you for practical activities in term two, including e-Books, videos, multi-media learning interactions and other resources.
  • Once the course commences, the module/strand leaders for your course will provide you with guidelines about the sequence of the weekly activities that you need to engage with as well as the related learning materials prior to the start of each week on our virtual learning environment LEARN (we will provide you with more details about how to use this when you arrive).

In addition, we will be offering weekly online group tutorials, focussing on a range of activities including study skills, personal development such as employability skills and social aspects of life at the RVC. You will also be able to talk to your tutor outside of these scheduled times, on request, by email or a video call.

Term Two

We are looking forward to welcoming you onto our Camden Campus at the start of Term Two. There will be an on-campus induction to help you settle into College life and the local area, and of course a chance to meet your university friends and tutors in real life! We plan to increase the time devoted to your practical classes and development of your laboratory skills during term two and into term three, to ensure that you are fully prepared for further practical study and research projects in years two and three of your course.


Student Experience

For the first term, your experience in coming to University may not be as you initially anticipated, but this will not prevent you becoming part of the RVC community and making new friends. The RVC Community is working hard to make you feel secure and welcome here. In the first week of September you will be receiving a link to Kickstart - our online induction programme. This self-paced online course will focus on the digital skills you’ll need for blended learning and the life skills that will help you thrive at University. Welcome Week will help you to settle into university life and includes a range of activities for you to do to get to know the College, the course and your fellow students. Welcome Week is an annual event and you will be able to access – along with all other students – a host of well-established events now provided online so that you can join in wherever you are. You will also meet your tutor and tutor group in an online session.

‘5 Ways to Be Well’ induction activities also take place online over the first five weeks of term focusing on making new connections, learning new skills and a variety of tips and practical guidance to maintain your health and wellbeing.
The Students Union also have a lively social programme that will allow you to meet other students and join clubs and societies. All of this will be held online throughout Term 1 for all students so all students will have an equal experience. There will not be any physical participation in sports or any of the societies in term 1.

Remote Campus Facilities

Our libraries have been online for some time and you can access the full range of books and articles that you will need through our online portal, which you will gain access to when you register. 
All our student services including: Registry services, IT Helpdesk, The Advice Centre, Digital Learning, Study SkillsCareers and the Chaplaincy will be providing remote support.

We hope the information provided here gives you reassurance that we are committed to your safety and your education and you will find us welcoming and ready for your journey with us. Unusual as these times are, life at the RVC goes on. 
Finally, this is the link to our COVID-19 Resilience Commitment for you to keep with you and share with your loved ones – our commitment to resilience and to you. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Latest Message to all Offer Holders for BVetMed, Graduate Accelerated BVet Med and Veterinary Gateway Programme from the Principal

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This message was sent to all Offer Holders for BVet Med, Graduate Accelerated BVet Med and Veterinary Gateway Programme on 10th of June 2020

We are delighted that you have confirmed your place at the RVC and are looking forward to meeting you at the beginning of the academic year in September 2020. The past few months have been unprecedented in terms of the disruption to normal life across the globe and we acknowledge the difficult decisions that you have had to make about your education during this period. The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the global need for veterinary clinicians in identifying and understanding the diseases humans and animals can share.The training you will receive at the RVC will be both world class and in demand in the years to come.

At the RVC we have been working hard to support the education of our current students and prepare for the education of our future students and continue to do so whilst working within the current guidelines and rules set out by the UK Government. The safety and security of all our students and staff will remain our top priority as changes to restrictions emerge over the coming months.

We are now writing to you to confirm that your course will commence on the 28th September 2020 as an ‘on-campus’ course. For at least the first term (September-December 2020) this will be a blended learning experience. However, at the moment we are planning for all scheduled practical classes and some parts of the other components of your programme such as small group teaching, directed learning sessions and tutorials to be delivered face to face on our Camden campus. Due to social distancing measures, large group teaching such as lectures will still need to be held online and recorded to allow you the most flexible learning experience. Classes will be modified so that numbers of students in any one session will be reduced in line with social distancing requirements to ensure the safety of all of our staff and students.

If you are joining us from outside the UK, we will be asking you to comply with UK Government guidelines for international travellers at your time of arrival in the UK. Currently, this would mean restricting your movements for a period of 14 days and if these guidelines are still in place in September, we would encourage you to time your arrival so that this 14 day period elapsed ahead of the start of term. We will ensure you have somewhere suitable to spend that time and have access to appropriate provisions for whatever period is deemed necessary.

We will be writing to you again over the coming weeks with more detail about joining the College and how term one teaching will be conducted, informing you of any changes as more guidance regarding releasing of restrictions is determined by the UK Government. We appreciate your patience as we produce this information in a rapidly changing world but one in which you can make a real difference. RVC #seriousaboutsciencesince1791 

Updated Information on our current work experience requirements 15th May 2020

We are aware that some current and future applicants may be unable to complete work experience placements at present due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, and that this may impact their ability to fulfil our currently stated requirements. Where an applicant has been adversely affected by this situation we intend to take this into consideration.

We will consider each applicant’s circumstance on an individual basis and advise all applicants to keep evidence of any cancellation of previously-booked placements that have not been able to progress due to the current situation  As things evolve, we may need to review and update our approach. If our requirements do change again, we will update the relevant entry requirements pages accordingly and we recommend all applicants regularly check these pages for any updates.

Please note, we do not intend to change our requirement for the submission of our applicant supplementary form. All applicants, regardless of the amount of work experience they have, or have not been able to complete, will still be expected to complete this, via the relevant course webpage, by the application deadline for each course.


New FdSc and BSc Vet Nursing Students

Latest Update for new FdSc and BSc Vet Nursing Students 14th August 2020

Many congratulations on achieving your offer; we know this has been a difficult year and you have finally reached the point where you can plan for the next one. We are working hard to make sure that everything is ready for the arrival of our new students. Of course, we have had to make some changes for the start of the year due to national restrictions, but the RVC has a 229 year history of meeting challenges …and academic year 20/21 will be no different in that regard.

Safety first

We know you will either have already accepted your place or still be making that decision. I am now writing specifically to provide you with some more information about what will be happening when you arrive and in particular, your on-campus experience in the first term of the academic year. With your safety as our first priority, we have made significant modifications to the way we will teach your course.
To best balance your learning needs with your safety and wellbeing, and that of our staff and other students, we are using a blended approach to teaching, learning and assessment for the first three months of your course. For further information, please visit our webpage through this link.

Your blended learning experience

You will have access to campus for at least 7 hours each week to support your studies and potentially significantly more. Some hours will be mandatory as they relate to practical sessions which can only be taught in person. A minimum of six hours will be for access to social learning facilities and library resources (more information below) including one hour which will be available for individual face-to-face tutor meetings, as required. Some of you may wish to access our resources and support remotely and we will work with you to accommodate your wishes.
We expect access time to increase as restrictions are lifted and will keep this under constant review throughout the term, following the latest UK Government and local advice to keep you and our community safe.
In addition to your physical presence on campus, other parts of your course will be delivered through a blended learning approach that provides you with a variety of ways to interact with your tutors, lecturers and classmates, allowing for a flexible and safe student experience. This will be a combination of: Synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) online learning activities; small and large group teaching; a blend of flexible self-paced study; collaborative learning in groups with other students; and a blend of additional online learning experiences.

This will include:

  • Newly recorded lectures designed for you and your classmates to listen to in your own time
  • Live streamed events of various kinds including: Q and A’s discussions with lecturers, collaborative activities and some lectures.
  • Self-paced independent study including interactive learning activities such as forums and quizzes for you to do in your own time.
  • A variety of digital materials to enhance your learning including e-Books, videos, animations and other resources.
  • Once the course commences, the module/strand leaders for your course will provide you with guidelines about the sequence of the weekly activities that you need to engage with as well as the related learning materials prior to the start of each week on our virtual learning environment LEARN (we will provide you with more details about how to use this when you arrive).

In addition, we will be offering weekly online group tutorials, focussing a range of aspects of your course as well as on non-academic and social aspects of life at the RVC. You will also be able to talk to your tutor outside of these scheduled times, on request, by email or a video call.

International students who experience any difficulties with arriving for the start of term due to visa or flight delays will be supported by teaching staff and tutors to cover any missed learning objectives after arrival at the RVC.

Your Campus Experience

For the first term, your experience in coming to University may not be as you initially anticipated, but this will not prevent you becoming part of the RVC community and making new friends. The RVC Community is working hard to make you feel secure and welcome here.

In the first week of September you will be receiving a link to Kickstart - our online induction programme. This self-paced online course will introduce you to our campuses and your group so you are ready to join the RVC community. We focus on the digital skills you’ll need for blended learning and the life skills that will help you thrive at University. Welcome Week will help you to settle into campus life and includes a range of activities for you to do to get to know the campus, the local area and your fellow students. Welcome Week is an annual event and you will be able to access – along with all other students – a host of well-established events now provided online so that you can join in wherever you are. You will have a face-to-face meeting with your tutor and tutor group on campus too.

‘5 Ways to Be Well’ induction activities also take place online over the first five weeks of term focusing on making new connections, learning new skills and a variety of tips and practical guidance to maintain your health and wellbeing.
The Students’ Union also have a lively social programme, again delivered online, that will allow you to meet other students and join clubs and societies, who will be holding events online throughout Term 1. Hopefully, by the time you meet in person, you will know each other well! We hope that we will be able to open more of our social facilities such as the gym as the term progresses, following the latest UK Government and local advice to keep you and our community safe.

Campus Facilities

Our social learning spaces and library will be open for you to study (maintaining appropriate social distancing) and this will be available to you via a booking system so that all students have an opportunity to study on campus. Libraries will also operate a “click and collect” book service for those students who would rather not spend significant time in communal areas.

Both students and staff will be required to wear face coverings on campus – we will provide you with RVC facemasks which you will receive when you arrive on campus for enrolment – but it is fine to wear your own too. There are also hand sanitiser gel dispensers installed at all major entrances and exits. The Restaurant will be open for take away food services and the Café will be open for hot drinks and pre-packaged snacks; both will be contactless payment only. 

All our student services including: Registry services, IT Helpdesk, The Advice Centre, Digital Learning, Study SkillsCareers and the Chaplaincy will provide remote support and be available to provide face-to-face support by appointment.
We hope the information provided here gives you reassurance that we are committed to your safety and your education and you will find us welcoming and ready for your journey with us. Unusual as these times are, life at the RVC goes on. 
Finally, this is the link to our COVID-19 Resilience Commitment for you to keep with you and share with your loved ones – our commitment to resilience and to you. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Latest Message to all FdSc and BSc Veterinary Nursing Offer Holders from the Principal

We are delighted that you have confirmed your place at the RVC and are looking forward to meeting you at the beginning of the academic year in September 2020. The past few months have been unprecedented in terms of the disruption to normal life across the globe and we acknowledge the difficult decisions that you have had to make about your education during this period. The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the global need for veterinary professionals in identifying and understanding the diseases humans and animals can share. The training you will receive at the RVC will be both world class and in demand in the years to come.

At the RVC we have been working hard to support the education of our current students and prepare for the education of our future students and continue to do so whilst working within the current guidelines and rules set out by the UK Government. The safety and security of all our students and staff will remain our top priority as changes to restrictions emerge over the coming months.

We are now writing to you to confirm that your course will commence on the 28th September 2020 as an ‘on-campus’ course. For at least the first term (September-December 2020) this will be a blended learning experience. Due to social distancing measures, large group teaching such as lectures will still need to be held online and recorded to allow you the most flexible learning experience. However, other components of your programme such as small group teaching, directed learning sessions, tutorials and practical classes will be delivered face to face on our Hawkshead campus. Classes will be modified so that numbers of students in any one session will be reduced in line with social distancing requirements to ensure the safety of all of our staff and students.

If you are joining us from outside the UK, we will be asking you to comply with UK Government guidelines for international travellers at your time of arrival in the UK. Currently, this would mean restricting your movements for a period of 14 days and if these guidelines are still in place in September, we would encourage you to time your arrival so that this 14 day period elapsed ahead of the start of term. We will ensure you have somewhere suitable to spend that time and have access to appropriate provisions for whatever period is deemed necessary.

We will be writing to you again over the coming weeks with more detail about joining the College and how term one teaching will be conducted, informing you of any changes as more guidance regarding releasing of restrictions is determined by the UK Government. We appreciate your patience as we produce this information in a rapidly changing world but one in which you can make a real difference. RVC #seriousaboutsciencesince1791

 


New BSc and MSci students

Information on course delivery in September 2020 for BSc and MSci Biological Sciences courses

Our commitment to your safety means that from September 2020 this course will be delivered via our newly redesigned online learning platform LEARN allowing you to take a flexible, self-paced approach to your studies. You will still have regular contact with your lecturers and tutors via timetabled online seminar style classes throughout the week.

Additionally, you will be part of a small tutor group and will have group-based activities to complete, that have been designed to complement your individual learning and to develop your transferable skills.

We then look forward to welcoming you on campus in January 2021 to begin to develop your practical and laboratory skills, alongside continuing with our blended approach, incorporating self-paced study and regular live sessions both on and off campus throughout each week of study.

Latest Update for new BSc and MSci students 14th August 2020

Many congratulations on gaining a place at the RVC; we know this has been a difficult year and you have finally reached the point where you can plan for the next one. We are working hard to make sure that everything is ready for our new students. Of course, we have had to make some changes for the start of the year due to national restrictions, but the RVC has a 229 year history of meeting challenges …and academic year 20/21 will be no different in that regard.

Safety first

We would like to give you some more information about your teaching and learning experience in the first term of the academic year. We have made significant modifications to the way we will teach your course; balancing your learning needs with your safety and wellbeing, and that of our staff, we are using a blended approach to teaching and learning for the first term of the academic year. For further information, please visit our webpage through this link.

Your blended learning experience

Your course will be delivered through a blended learning approach that provides you with a variety of ways to interact with your tutors, lecturers and classmates, allowing for a flexible and safe student experience. This will be a combination of: Synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) online learning activities; small and large group teaching; a blend of flexible self-paced study; collaborative learning in groups with other students; and a blend of additional online learning experiences. 

This will include: 

  • Newly recorded lectures designed for you and your classmates to listen to in your own time
  • Live streamed events of various kinds including: Q and A’s discussions with lecturers, collaborative activities and some lectures.
  • Self-paced independent study including interactive learning activities such as forums and quizzes for you to do in your own time.
  • A variety of digital materials to enhance your learning and prepare you for practical activities in term two, including e-Books, videos, multi-media learning interactions and other resources.

The learning will be arranged into topics within the module units. Materials will be provided at least one week in advance of associated live sessions and will include recorded PowerPoints, quizzes, multimedia interactive activities, data and research papers to analyse and evaluate, group activities to complete. You will be given clear instructions on what to do, and how much time we expect the activities should take you so that you are able to plan your time (there will be instruction on this during the How to Study Online workshop).

You will be able to ask questions as you go through the online materials via a module forum. There will also be general forum for queries that are not module-specific. Some live sessions will be used to go through the forum questions, and give feedback on submitted work (posters, wikis etc.). Other live sessions could be for you to present some work (in your tutor groups) or for discussion of the activities that you have been asked to complete.

In addition, we will be offering weekly online group tutorials, focussing on a range of activities including study skills, personal development such as employability skills and social aspects of life at the RVC. You will also be able to talk to your tutor outside of these scheduled times, on request, by email or a video call.

Term Two

We are looking forward to welcoming you onto our Camden Campus at the start of Term Two. There will be an on-campus induction to help you settle into College life and the local area, and of course a chance to meet your university friends and tutors in real life! We plan to increase the time devoted to your practical classes and development of your laboratory skills during term two and into term three, to ensure that you are fully prepared for further practical study and research projects in years two and three of your course.

Student Experience

For the first term, your experience in coming to University may not be as you initially anticipated, but this will not prevent you becoming part of the RVC community and making new friends. The RVC Community is working hard to make you feel secure and welcome here.

In early September you will be receiving a link to Kickstart - our online induction programme. This self-paced online course will focus on the digital skills you’ll need for blended learning and the life skills that will help you thrive at University.
Welcome Week will help you to settle into university life and includes a range of activities for you to do to get to know the College, the course and your fellow students. Welcome Week is an annual event and you will be able to access – along with all other students – a host of well-established events now provided online so that you can join in wherever you are. You will also meet your tutor and tutor group in an online session.

‘5 Ways to Be Well’ induction activities also take place online over the first five weeks of term focusing on making new connections, learning new skills and a variety of tips and practical guidance to maintain your health and wellbeing.
The Students Union also have a lively social programme that will allow you to meet other students and join clubs and societies. All of this will be held online throughout Term 1 for all students so all students will have an equal experience. There will not be any physical participation in sports or any of the societies in term 1.

Remote Campus Facilities

Our libraries have been online for some time and you can access the full range of books and articles that you will need through our online portal, which you will gain access to when you register. 
All our student services including: Registry services, IT Helpdesk, The Advice Centre, Digital Learning, Study SkillsCareers and the Chaplaincy will be providing remote support and you’ll get more information about how to access this during induction activities

We hope the information provided here gives you reassurance that we are committed to your safety and your education and you will find us welcoming and ready for your journey with us. Unusual as these times are, life at the RVC goes on. 
Finally, this is the link to our COVID-19 Resilience Commitment for you to keep with you and share with your loved ones – our commitment to resilience and to you. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Latest Message to all BSc and MSci Biological Sciences Offer Holders from the Principal

You will currently be looking at accommodation options, with many of you wanting to book places in the halls of residence that the RVC offers. We will be allocating this accommodation as per our normal timetable, even for students who will not be coming to campus until January. This means that if you have applied for the halls of residence through the RVC, you will find out by 17 July if you have secured this accommodation for the on-campus part of your course (Term 2 and Term 3). In addition, we are writing to confirm that you will not be charged for the rent for this accommodation in Term 1 of the academic year as you will not be able to take up residence during this period. You will however, be required to sign your rental agreement and pay your deposit for the room as per normal arrangements. Please be advised that, whilst we will endeavour to offer you the accommodation of your choice, final allocations will be at the discretion of the College, and in accordance with our allocating policies. 

We realise that some of you will opt to live in private accommodation, rather than halls of residence. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any assistance in the negotiation of private accommodation terms or any financial assistance for any costs incurred as a result of the first term being taught remotely. We would continue to encourage anyone seeking private accommodation to utilise the services of the University of London Housing Service and, in particular, we would recommend you read their COVID-19 Coronavirus & Private Housing Rights page

We also refer you to the RVC website for information on student fees and funding and our Advice Centre Money Matters pages where you can find further advice on planning your finances.

If, as a result of this information, you wish to change any accommodation choices you have already submitted, or would now like to submit an accommodation application, we will be extending the application deadline to Sunday 5 July. If you need a new copy of the Accommodation Pack, please let us know. 

If you would like to read earlier messages see Previous messages to BSc/MSci Biological Sciences Offer Holders


New Intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology Students

Updates for New Intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology Students

This message, from Dr Rob Noad, Course Director, was sent to all Offer Holders for the Intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology on 11th of June 2020.

1.0 Introduction

Further to the communications from the Principal and announcements on the intranet regarding how the RVC will be operating next term, I am writing to you all to confirm the details that are specific to you.

The reason we are starting our teaching programmes on the scheduled date as planned is to ensure you have the opportunity to meet your learning objectives and, for those in graduating classes, obtain your degrees in the original timeframe. We are, however, committed to the health and wellbeing of the whole RVC community and, given the uncertainty that exists around how the epidemic will progress, we are taking a precautionary approach.

This commitment to safety means that, although we will be commencing our term as planned, we will be populating our campuses and buildings in a fashion that is both measured and phased.  Occupancy rates and population density will be built up between early September and January, allowing us to put in place physical distancing procedures and timetabling that minimises risks of transmission and hopefully different individuals’ concerns about returning to our working environments.

Unlike some universities which are encouraging all students to return to the towns and cities in which their universities are located, we are not. We will be using a blended delivery of our teaching for all students, regardless of whether you are on- or off-campus and allowing access only where there is specific need.

2.0 Return to campus

In your case, as you are studying on our intercalated BSc Comparative Pathology, we are scheduling you to return to campus on the week commencing 9th November 2020. From this date, for the remaining 5 weeks of the autumn term, you will be permitted onto the Hawkshead campus for 1 day per week when we will run practical classes associated with your course. All other classes will continue online and you may not have access to the campus except on the days practical classes are scheduled. What this means is that you will need to make appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements for return on this date. I understand that for some students travel to the college for five 1-day sessions in the autumn term will be impractical. Therefore, I have made arrangements for materials associated with the practical classes to be available online for those students who cannot, or do not want to attend. The practical classes are highly recommended, both as part of your training and in preparation for the research projects that you will undertake starting in January but will not be assessed in the module exams.

All students enrolled on the course will be expected to attend the college from the week commencing 11th January 2020.

3.0 International students

If you are an international student, we will be making arrangements for a 14 day quarantine period prior to the date we expect you back on campus. We will pay for your accommodation and food during this period.  We will contact you with more details as the Government makes clearer its requirements. 

As you are being asked to return on 9th November you should arrange your travel to arrive at least 14 days before that date. If you choose to return on 11th January, you may wish to wait to determine your travel arrangements as the quarantine regulations may well have changed by then.

4.0 Teaching

We will be delivering our teaching using a blended approach that will include: asynchronous lectures, live online tutorials/seminars, online collaborative activities; interactive online resources to allow you a variety of ways to interact with your peers and tutors and also, ways to study independently.  The learning activities will be designed in a manner that provides flexibility for you to access them at a time that suits you, whether you are on- or off-campus.  All lectures will be newly recorded and accessible online, wherever possible live events such as seminars and other sessions will be timetabled taking into account the time zone in which you are located. The timetabling for on-campus sessions will be constructed to keep class or group sizes small enough to allow for physical distancing; this will be the case for practical and lab sessions.

The learning materials and LEARN environment will be different from the emergency remote delivery of teaching we used to address the crisis of March 2020. They will provide you with a blended learning experience that both allows you to pace and plan a timetable for your learning activities and, at the same time, provides us with the opportunity to reopen our campuses in a phased fashion prioritising the health and welfare of both yourselves and our staff.

5.0 Other issues

We appreciate that accommodation concerns are an immediate issue and we hope this communication allows you to make some decisions. We will be soliciting your desires to ensure we meet as many of your expectations as possible, particularly those of you who wish to book RVC accommodation on either campus.

We are working in uncertain times but we are committed to getting the RVC up and running as quickly and as safely as we can and we will assist you in ensuring you have the best possible experience as an RVC student.

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