Your academic experience

We have a range of services to support you with your studies and research, including an enhanced online offer. 

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Library and study spaces on campus

Our Library and study spaces will be open for you to access PCs, laptops and other resources for your learning and to provide you with space to study in an airy, safe environment. More information can be found on the Library and study spaces pages.

We have enhanced our extensive online collection of resources, books and journals that you can access through the library from anywhere in the world, and we have increased the range of software that is available online. Our Academic Skills Centre are also available to enhance your skills with training sessions focusing on academic, library, digital and maths skills.

Academic support

Teaching and learning

Lectures will go ahead in person, these sessions will be recorded (where appropriate) so they are available to you even if, for example, you are self-isolating or unable to travel. For international students who may face travel restrictions for extended periods of time, we will make live remote access available to many of the large group lectures, to ensure you do not miss out.

Small group teaching such as seminars, labs and skills sessions will go ahead in-person. We will also run additional online sessions for those students who are unable to be here in person, and/or run hybrid sessions with you accessing the session simultaneously in person and online. Every student has a Personal Academic Tutor and in addition to the opportunity to meet with your tutor individually, you will have regular academic support with our Online Group Tutorials

Flexibility for international students

As we prepare to welcome the majority of students back to campus we also understand that for some students, circumstances might mean that physical travel is not possible. If this is the case for you, we will ensure there are online resources available so you can progress with your studies throughout Semester 1 until you are able to join us on campus. These resources will include a wide range of online learning material as appropriate to your programme including: digital/online resources to prepare for lectures, high-quality recordings of lectures and other teaching, regular face-to-face tutorial sessions, group-work sessions (subject to timetables/time zones), and online discussion forums. You will be supported to access and make the most of other learning and support resources online.

If you are unable to join us at the begining of the semester one, it is very important that we understand your travel plans so we can plan to support you appropriately. Please complete our new Student Arrivals Survey as soon as possible.

Complete the survey

Digital services

We have a vast range of digital services, to enhance your learning.  Access personal online learning and library resources. Get support for all your computing and digital tasks.

Access the full range of digital services

Timetable information

Your timetable will be released prior to the beginning of semester one. You will be able to access the timetable through the MyUoB app.

Access the My UoB app for your timetables


Professional Services