Academic year 2021/22

Updated 13 January 2022

Our students and staff have been fantastic in their response to the pandemic, and we are delighted to be welcoming you to our campuses for the 2021/22 academic year.

We recognise that you may have mixed emotions about returning to campus and we want everyone to feel welcome and safe. If you find that you need extra help to cope while you’re at University, the Wellbeing team is here to help you. In addition to the Wellbeing service, Togetherall is available and offers free, confidential 24/7 support online for all Brookes students. Register with your Brookes login details for free access.

Whilst many Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our lives. To protect the health and safety of our students, staff and the local community we have put in place a range of Covid-secure measures on campus including enhanced cleaning and increased ventilation of buildings.

We have retained our enhanced cleaning and increased ventilation measures and we ask everyone to follow the Covid-secure measures that remain in place across our campuses to help protect others by:

We know that the Covid-19 situation will continue to change so we have plans in place that will enable us to move forward in a way that is Covid-safe and allows us to take account of any changes in the national or local picture.

We will act in accordance with any measures that are introduced by the UK Government and authorities in response to the Covid-19 situation. We will always ask our students and staff to act in accordance with the latest guidelines. 

Learning and teaching

Subject to Covid rules in place at the time, we we will be delivering most class teaching, seminars and tutorials face to face.

We continue to be mindful that new variants of Covid-19 could spread globally. Therefore, for the safety of our Brookes community we will continue to restrict people gathering in large numbers. 

For this reason, most of our bigger teaching sessions, such as lectures, will either take place online or in a suitable risk-assessed space. 

Many students have told us that they welcomed the ability to access lectures online during the 2020/21 academic year, and we are pleased to be able to continue this for sessions with large numbers of students in 2021/22. 

Support

During the 2020/21 academic year, we’ve learned that our students have welcomed and benefited from the flexibility that comes from offering some of our support services online, such as Wellbeing and Careers. 

We’ve kept this flexibility as part of our student offer for the 2021/22 academic year, and will continue to offer many support services both in-person and online.

Student experience

Socialising with friends and fellow students is a valuable part of university life - clubs and societies also form a valuable part of this experience. We hope that you will, once again, be able to participate as fully as you can in these activities. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to our campuses.