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In relation to Covid-19, The University continues to follow Government and Department for Education guidance and applies it to all aspects of our University activities in order to keep our students and staff safe.

If you are a Staffordshire University student studying with one of our Collaborative Academic Partners, please contact the institution in question for information about local arrangements.

If you require accessibility tools, you can use 'ReciteMe' assistive technology service  read this page out loud, translate into your local language, or adjust reading options.

Face coverings

Our University policy no longer requires you to wear a face covering in any of our University or Students’ Union buildings. Face coverings are a personal choice and we would expect that everyone is understanding of individual preferences.

Please be mindful that Public Health guidance remains in place suggesting individuals can still reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

COVID-19 testing

The Government and Department for Education no longer requires all students and staff in education settings to test twice a week using lateral flow tests. Testing regularly is now a matter of personal choice, although as you would expect, we would actively encourage students and staff to continue with a regular testing regime, in order to look after their own health and help protect each other. 

Test kits are currently available on request at the below locations

  • Cadman Main Entrance – campus security window (College Road) – Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
  • Squeeze Box (College Road) – Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm
  • Ember Lounge (College Road) – Monday to Friday 10am to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 5pm to 11pm
  • College Road Shop – Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm
  • Verve (Leek Road) – Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm
  • Leek Road Shop – Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 7.30pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm
  • Stafford Security Lodge – Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Information Point – Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • London Reception – Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Testing kits are also available from local pharmacies and some retail outlets.

Report a positive result

If you have a positive covid 19 test result, please follow government guidance. You should continue to report any positive cases via our self-declaration form.

It is also good practice to contact your Academic Mentor so that they are aware and can provide support to help you with your learning where appropriate.

If you are a close contact of a positive testing individual, you should continue to come onto campus. If you receive a positive test result, then you should follow the guidance above.

Vaccination advice for students

Everyone aged 12 and over is now being offered the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have any questions relating to the vaccine, the NHS website has more information. This includes information on booking your vaccination appointment.

We would strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Students registered with a GP can book their appointment at a larger vaccination centre, a community pharmacy run site or at some GP run sites through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119. Those who are registered with a GP will also receive an invitation to be vaccinated from their GP practice.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites

To find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site anywhere across the country, visit the NHS website and enter your postcode. You don’t have to be registered with a GP or bring any ID. This offer is also available to international students studying in England, regardless of nationality or immigration status.

Accommodation - Keeping you safe

Here at Staffordshire University, we are doing everything we can to support our students, ensuring students are safe and comfortable within their accommodation.

University-managed accommodation


Accommodation is open as normal. To learn more about Staffordshire University’s accommodation offering, check out our accommodation pages.

Private accommodation

We are continuing to work closely with our Students’ Union to encourage private landlords to ensure they are prioritising the health, safety and wellbeing of our students.

Students living in private accommodation should seek guidance on their accommodation position from their landlords. The University and the Students’ Union will also continue to liaise with private landlords to remind them of their responsibilities to our students. If you encounter any difficulties with private landlords, you can contact the Staffordshire University Students’ Union Advice Centre on 01782 294629, or by emailing Our team are in place to offer support, guidance and advocacy wherever necessary.

Will I be able to socialise?

Yes, of course. We’re delighted that Government guidance now allows you to safely socialise with your friends and family.

We also want to make sure you have the opportunity to regularly socialise with others. There will be plenty of events, both face-to-face and virtual, that will give you opportunities to have a safe and fun experience.

The University want to make sure you’re supported and looked after whilst you’re with us. It’s important to remember that all of the support services the University offer are available to you. The best way to deal with any issues that you’re having is to speak up or tell someone. This way, you can get the best support appropriate to you.

For the latest public guidance, advice and information on COVID-19, please refer to the below websites and resources:

Please note that guidance may vary between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please check all relevant regional guidance when travelling between the UK home nations.

General travel guidance

Please refer to the UK Government's latest guide on travelling to ensure you are travelling safely and in line with the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Complaints and appeals process

To submit a complaint or appeal, you can through our Complaints and Appeals Procedure. Please note that if you have a complaint concerning our institution's response to the coronavirus pandemic, you should follow our internal complaints procedure before raising your case with the Office for the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) for Higher Education.

Contact us

If you have any specific concerns not covered here, you can email  and your query will be directed to the most relevant person.

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