We encourage all students to join us in Nottingham to experience our vibrant campuses and to get the most out of student life.
All students currently on remote study are strongly encouraged to join us on campus as soon as they are able to. We know that travel under the current circumstances may not be straightforward so we have put together a comprehensive package of support to help you travel to the UK and settle into your new home. You will find details of this below.
Complete this form to let us know you'll be returning to campus
If you still feel you cannot join us in person for semester two, in certain circumstances you may be able to apply to continue studying remotely. This will depend upon your individual circumstances and programme of study. Please note that applications are only open to students who studied remotely for semester one - new applications will not be considered.
Visa and immigration guidance
Coming back to the UK?
If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should already have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), which is valid for six months from the date of issue.
If you have not already done so, please apply promptly for your UK visa. Follow the university’s 10-step visa guidance to ensure your application is successful.
Continuing to study remotely?
The UK government have confirmed that universities can continue to act as the immigration sponsor for a student who is studying remotely and is overseas but this concession to the immigration rules will only apply until 30 June 2022 by which point students must have already travelled to the UK if they want the university to maintain immigration sponsorship of their CAS/Visa. This is a change from the previously published date of 6 April 2022. If you have been advised that you need to return to campus for academic reasons, including assessments, by any date before 30 June 2022, that date takes precedence.
The UK government has confirmed that eligibility for the Graduate Visa depends, in part, on a requirement to be in the UK on a student visa for at least 12 months, or where the course is less than 12 months, for the full duration of the course. Students on a course of study which starts in Autumn 2021 or Spring 2022 which is 12 months or less who have not previously entered the UK on their current Student visa must arrive by 30 June 2022 in order to be eligible for the Graduate route.
Students on a course of study in the UK lasting more than 12 months (i.e. undergraduate students and PhD students) need to enter the UK and apply for the Graduate visa before their current Student or Tier 4 visa expires. The earlier UKVI requirement to be in the UK by a fixed deadline has been removed. They are required to have spent at least 12 months studying in the UK, but any time spent outside the UK studying remotely between 24 January 2020 and 30 June 2022 will not be counted, and will not prevent them from meeting the 'Study in the UK' requirement.
If you have any questions about visas, please contact our Immigration Advisers
Returning from Remote Study - support package
Travelling to the UK
We have agreed standard rates for airport transfers with Nottingham taxi firm D&G. Visit our Airport Transfer webpage for prices and booking details - make sure you book your transfer before travelling.
Accommodation in Nottingham
Accommodation is available either in our halls of residence or or close to our campuses, or in the city centre with our partners Student Roost at York House just a short bus ride from our campuses.
You will be able to access accommodation from the time of your arrival into the UK and Welcome teams will be on site to help you settle in.
Contact our accommodation team to discuss your options.
Your health and safety on campus
Face coverings are mandatory in all indoor spaces on our campuses where at least one-metre social distancing cannot be observed.
We encourage all staff and students to get vaccinated and to test weekly using our on-campus testing service. Members of our community are advised to follow hygiene guidance on frequent handwashing, cleaning work areas and not sharing equipment; anyone who feels ill is advised not to come to campus.
Air quality is monitored in rooms and resh air is automatically supplied by ventilation systems. For more information bisit our Safety on Campus webpages.