Response to Christmas guidance for university students

11 November 2020

In response to the guidance for students to travel home at the end of the term while controlling Covid-19 transmission risk, published by the Government today (11 November 2020), Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

"The Government confirming its position on the end of term is welcome, however a mandatory cut-off date for in-person teaching to deliver a 'student travel window' does create practical challenges for universities, which our members will now work hard to mitigate.

"We call on Government to work with the sector to provide clear guidance on how it believes the return to campus in the New Year should be managed to ensure students face as little disruption as possible to their ongoing studies and professional qualification requirements."