Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

University of Northampton International College

Latest Coronavirus Updates

Latest Update: 

Last Updated: 5th January, 2021 – All information accurate at time of writing 


Latest Government Advice

Continues to be available here Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Advice and guidance from the University of Northampton

The University have released a COVID page for International Students:


Plus a video detailing the new safety measures in place once face to face teaching returns. Click here to watch.





Student Support

We are working very closely with our current student representatives to ensure we are able to listen to our students feedback and respond where we can, there will be more information to come this week on social activities available online for students to participate in alongside further support we are putting in place to help all our existing students through this period.

Below are links to University of Northampton key academic/Library support;

online tutorials and an online drop-in service. 

All online content on NELSON and the A-Z List of Databases will continue to be accessible. 


Library our website 

librarians@northampton.ac.uk  or learningdevelopment@northampton.ac.uk.

If you are looking for the latest information on Library services and resources, please visit the Library website.

You can also use Ask Us to locate all our FAQs. Can’t find your question? Submit your question via Ask Us and we can add it the FAQs.

Key library contact:  Please visit our Contacts page for a list of team and key contacts details


Student Accommodation

If you are unable to take your place due to COVID-19 restrictions you will receive a full
refund of any fees paid.If you are unable to take your place due to COVID-19 restrictions you will receive a full
refund of any fees paid. 

If you are unable to arrive at the start of term due to COVID-related issues, you will only pay for the period of time that you occupy your accommodation. When you register for Accommodation you are given 2 options: Pay in full or Pay in instalments. If you know you will not be able to arrive until after the course enrolment date, choose pay in instalments, and you will only pay your deposit. Our Accommodation staff will then enter your arrival date and an invoice will be generated for the correct duration of occupation.

If upon arrival you are self-isolating and have booked University accommodation, we will provide a care package, free of charge. The following items will be provided in your bedroom or flat on your arrival. They are to be used during your stay but must not be taken with you when you finish your period of isolation. Bedding and towels, Crockery and cutlery, Saucepans and ovenware, Mugs and glasses, Kitchen utensils, Rice cooker, Cleaning materials, Toiletries, Sanitary products, Toilet roll, Washing powder and fabric softner.

Basic essentials such as rice, pasta and dry goods will be provided in each kitchen and will be supplemented with items for breakfast and lunch every couple of days. A variety of evening meals will be available for you to order and will be delivered cold, for you to re-heat when you are ready. Supermarket deliveries and takeaways can also be arranged at your expense.

You should be aware that there are variations in the COVID-19 regulations across the different countries of the UK and local where it is deemed necessary to control the spread of the virus.

Details of the situation in Northampton can be found on the Northampton Borough Council website.


Please direct any queries to UNIC.StudentServices@unic.northampton.ac.uk or accommodation@northampton.ac.uk



We strongly urge you to check the most up to date government and UoN advice on travel here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus and here; https://www.northampton.ac.uk/international/faqs-for-international-students/ before booking any travel of any description.

At present, the Uk Government is uging International Students to NOT travel to the UK to start their courses, but to instead enrol and commence the study programme. Only when travel restrictions ease and it becomes possible for students to travel to the UK for face to face study should you then request a CAS to get a VISA. 

The vignette issued by UKVI overseas is only valid for 90 days, so you must be ready to travel within this time.



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