Coronavirus Information for Students

The latest Coronavirus information and advice for students during the Coronavirus period. 

Last update: 10 May 2020

Teaching and assessment are continuing using online and digital tools (including the VLE) – your individual programme tutors will advise you on the detail of this and update you on a regular basis.

Below are some frequently asked questions we are receiving with responses. Please continue to visit this page for updates.  

Please also visit our Key Contacts page if you need to email your tutor or Programme Administrator directly. 

We will be regularly updating information on this page, the RBC freshers' Facebook Page and the VLE.



Can I go home during the outbreak?
Students may go home or stay in their term-time accommodation, including Christopher Court, during this period but you should note that you will remain liable for any payments linked to signed rental contracts with private landlords. Citizens Advice will be able to give you advice on your rights. 

Will Christopher Court Hall of Residence remain open?
The living spaces at Christopher Court Hall of Residence will remain open for RBC students. You can return home if you prefer to access online learning.

If I return home and access my learning remotely, can I get a refund for my summer term accommodation at Christopher Court?
The Summer Term rental instalment for students who are no longer staying at Christopher Court has been waived. However in order to facilitate administration and cleaning costs plus storage costs for left belongings we will make a notional charge to each of these students of £300.  Students who have remained in Christopher Court will continue to pay their rent as normal and will not be liable for the £300 charge. Please check your College email for updates. 

Do I need to contact the College if I self-isolate?
If you develop symptoms and need to self-isolate, please email your Programme Administrator, who can be found on our Key Contacts page

What is the latest Erasmus advice?
All students on Erasmus through Rose Bruford College have been contacted and recommended to return home. Students still studying abroad are being instructed to follow the advice of the country they are in and do their best to stay safe at all times.

I'm an International student Should I return home and how will the situation affect my Visa?
International students who choose to return to their home country for this period should not have problems with their visas as they will continue to be active students of Rose Bruford College. Loans will continue to be paid as normal and our Finance department is in touch with Federal and Sallie Mae. We urge all international students to heed the advice of their embassies. For queries about your visa, please email international@bruford.ac.uk .

UKCISA has useful information and advice for International Students. 

I do not have access to online learning at home. Can I use the College Library and IT Suite Facilities?
There is no access for students to the Lamorbey Park campus, including the Library and IT Suite until further notice. Please see links below to access resources online. 

How can I access College resources?

Please find useful links below to online resources:
Virtual Learning Environment
RBC Portal for Emails and other services

If you do not have access to the equipment that you need for remote learning please contact the Head of Student Experience at shakira.martin@bruford.ac.uk and she can arrange for this to be loaned to you.

I am in my final year. Will I be able to finish my studies?
For level 6 (final year) undergraduate students, or those on a Masters degree programme that is due to finish this year, the College is doing everything it can to ensure that you can complete your degrees. New emergency academic regulations allow the College to consider each student’s academic profile to date in light of the overall programme requirements and, if necessary, to make a judgement as to whether the degree can be awarded and classified on that basis. Please continue to check your College email address for updates. 

Will the Graduation Ceremony Go Ahead?
The Graduation Ceremony, which was due to take place on Friday 11 September 2020, has been postponed. Further details about graduation will be provided once the Coronavirus outbreak has ceased.

Who can I contact if I am feeling anxious?
If you would like to speak to a member of our Student Services team for support please contact them by emailing studentservices@bruford.ac.uk 

There are a number of wellbeing sites that might provide you with some useful support materials. We have emailed a number of helpful online resources to your college email address.