UPDATE 5 January 2021: This content is currently under review following the announcement of National lockdown rules in England. In the meantime, please refer to gov.uk/coronavirus

PLEASE NOTE: THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE APPLIES TO APPLICANTS FOR:

  • LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY CENTRES
  • MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY CENTRES
  • UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON CENTRES

We understand that many applicants and enquirers have questions about our upcoming start dates. We hope that this page helps to reassure those who are yet to join us about the steps we are taking in response to Covid-19. We will be updating this page regularly should there be changes to the situation and government guidance.

For general information on the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates, visit here

All current students: please continue to check your university email for updates from us.

Yes. Whilst our buildings are closed, we are able to interview and assess you online. Our team will be in contact with you to arrange this.

To complete your interview/assessment online:

  • You will require access to a laptop or PC with sound and microphone as well as a webcam (built-in or standalone)
  • Your assessment can be taken from home
  • Some agents may also have these facilities that you can access at their offices

PLEASE NOTE: Once our campuses reopen, you will be required to bring any original copies of your previous qualifications in for our Admissions Team to verify. You will be asked to present your original qualification(s) and photo ID. Failure to present them will result in you being withdrawn from your course.

QA Higher Education has two primary objectives during this evolving period regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first is to ensure the welfare of its learners and staff, and the second is to ensure continuity and access to learning.

As such, below is more information about how we are responding to Covid-19 and current social distancing requirements.


To help you start your studies this November, our intention is to start teaching your first semester of this programme online. As circumstances allow, we will review this decision with a view to bringing the programme back to a blend of face-to-face and online at the earliest appropriate time based on government and medical guidance.

As your start date approaches you will receive more details via email on what to expect with online teaching delivery, your timetable, and how to access the online learning. Please continue to check your emails for further information from us.

Core delivery of your programme will start online so it is possible to study without the need to come to campus. However we plan to offer some opportunities to engage in some supplementary small group face-to-face teaching, consistent with any social distancing measures that may be in place, in addition to live online classes.

Whilst social distancing rules remain in place, we’re ensuring you can access as much support as possible, in a way that suits you, including academic support.

Our plans include:

  • Some on campus teaching opportunities where possible and it is safe and practical, taking in to consideration any social distancing rules
  • Delivering courses using live online classes, with the opportunity to supplement these with face-to-face where possible
  • Opportunities for you to interact with teachers and fellow students, either online or face-to-face where possible
  • Our academics will use a range of virtual teaching tools to deliver engaging and challenging online learning and teaching
  • Access to a mix of online learning resources and your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 24/7, via your mobile, laptop or computer
  • Access to all our support services, either online or on-campus allowing you to access library materials and resources, study advice from our ACE Team, Careers support, and pastoral support from our Welfare Team
  • A dedicated online learning support team available
  • Bookable private study spaces available on-campus

We will continue to review these measures with a view to transition your course face-to-face classroom tuition as soon as practical, following government guidance throughout.

As your start date approaches we will send you more information on any updates to teaching and any next steps required.

Core delivery of your programme will start online so it is possible to study without the need to come to campus. However, we plan to offer some supplementary small group face-to-face teaching, consistent with any social distancing measures that may be in place, in addition to online live classes.

Our plans include:

  • Some on-campus teaching opportunities where possible and it is safe and practical, taking in to consideration any social distancing rules
  • Delivering courses using live online classes, with the opportunity to supplement these with face-to-face where possible
  • Our academics will use a range of dynamic virtual teaching tools to deliver engaging and challenging online learning and teaching
  • Access to a mix of online learning resources and your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 24/7, via your mobile, laptop or computer
  • Access to all of our support services, either online or on-campus allowing you to access library materials and resources, study advice from our ACE Team, Careers support, and pastoral support from our Welfare Team
  • A dedicated online learning support team available
  • Bookable private study spaces available on campus

We will continue to review these measures with a view to transition teaching to face-to-face classroom teaching as soon as practical, following government guidance throughout.

As your start date approaches we will send you more information on any updates to teaching and any next steps required.


In line with the sector as a whole and its response to Covid-19, we intend to implement online/remote enrolment, on-boarding and teaching for programmes to allow you to begin your studies when planned.

As circumstances allow, we will review this decision with a view to bringing your programme back to face-to-face classroom tuition at the earliest appropriate time for your studies, based on government and medical guidance.

As your start date approaches we will send you more information on any updates to teaching and any next steps required.


Yes. If you would like help finding, booking, and organising accommodation for your studies, the QA Accommodation Service is here to help. Complete your details using an online form here and one of the team will contact you to discuss your options.

Recognising that some or all of your study will be online you will need to access the University’s resources via internet.

As such you should have:

  • Access to a computer (desktop/laptop) that is less than 5 years old
  • Speakers/headphones/earbuds for listening to audio or video presentations
  • A webcam

Our online sessions can be accessed via smart phone, but it is recommended that you have access to a tablet/laptop or a PC for ease of use and completing assessments.

You will also need access to a stable internet connection. You will be given access to Microsoft Office 365 once you are registered on your programme, free of charge.

If you have any queries or concerns around the equipment you plan to use, don’t hesitate to contact our very helpful ACE Team for advice at ACELDN@qa.com.

We are continuing to monitor the situation. If you are worried about arriving late due to travel restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible and one of our team will contact you directly.

The current rules within the UK (for both residents and visitors to the UK) include self-isolation for up to 10 days on arrival. During this self-isolation period you will not be able to attend classes on campus. You should take this into account when planning your journey to the UK. Further details on these rules including any countries exempt from the self isolation requirement, together with guidance on how to travel safely from the airport, are available at: gov.uk/uk-border-control

Students will have the option to enrol and commence studies online.

If you are travelling to the UK to join us, please complete our online form with details of your travel plans as this will allow us the opportunity to provide any additional advice, guidance and support before and upon your arrival to the UK.

If you are travelling to the UK from the EU, please make sure you have consulted the relevant guidance regarding the UK and EU transition.

Our Admissions Teams are working remotely and continue to accept and process applications as usual. Due to the high volume of applications and enquiries we are receiving, there may be a slight delay.

Yes, of course!

Our team are still on hand to help, whether you want to know more about the course, teaching, the city, entry requirements or any other questions about studying with us. All you need to do is call on 020 3925 1043 or complete our enquiry form, and we’ll call you back to talk through with you.

We have been informed by Student Finance England that applications for new students are still being assessed. Please submit your application online or by post as soon as possible as during this period Student Finance England will experience delays to assessing applications.

If you are having difficulty in contacting Student Finance England and you have questions regarding your application, please contact the University Finance Team on 0207 656 8450 or email us on QAHEfinancesupport@qa.com

Please be advised that you will be required to have a CRN number from Student Finance England at enrolment as this proves you have completed the application process with Student Finance England.

Will tuition fee and maintenance loans be processed and paid as normal?
Generally yes. The Student Loan Company are continuing to pay maintenance and tuition fee loans in the amounts students expected, based on their previous assessment. Student Finance England however reserve the right to request further evidence to support claims for funding at any time.

Will my tuition fee allocation change as a result in my programme moving to online learning?
Tuition fee payments will not alter as a result of changes in delivery, as the course is deemed to be completed based on the original course intention.

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