Reopening for 2020: FAQs for International and EU Students

Following the announcement that the new academic year will start on time in September 2020, please see below for some additional FAQs for our International and EU Students.

FAQs for International and EU Students

A1: If you are a new student, we will be running a variety of welcome and induction events this week, online and on-campus. We have emailed you the full details of these events with your joining instructions.

A2: Please look into your travel carefully, checking guidelines of the country you are travelling from and the guidelines issued by the UK Government, which can be seen here

If you are travelling to the UK from a country which requires self-quarantine on arrival in the UK, please ensure you arrange your travel to allow for you to complete your 14 days self-quarantine before term starts on 14th September 2020. 

We understand travel restrictions change quickly at the moment, so if your travel plans or quarantine arrangements change, please contact to keep us up to date.  

A3: We want to support all students who are arriving from overseas who have to self-isolate in line with government regulations, especially if you are arriving in the UK for the first time. If you are a new student you will receive a basic care package to help you in your first few days in the UK and support during the 14-day self-isolation period. We have written to students individually about this.

A5: If you develop symptoms of Coronavirus (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), please do not come onto campus.

If you develop any of these symptoms, you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. Please do not come onto campus.

You can access a test by going to a testing site or order a postal testing kit. All tests are booked via or calling 119. If you have been tested positive for Coronavirus, you must notify AECC University College by emailing in the same way you would if you were absent from the University College for any illness. 

Please be aware of other seasonal illnesses, such as meningitis and mumps, can start with similar symptoms. We encourage you to make sure your immunisations are up to date and to be aware of seasonal illnesses. For more information, please see the NHS website for mumps and for more information on meningitis please visit Meningitis Now which has specific resources for university students.  


A6: There are a number of different English language tests that we accept so if you are unable to undertake a particular test, you can consider undertaking a different one. More information about accepted English language qualifications can be found here.

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