Before Your Arrival
As a newly admitted student, you should read the official documentation that our Admissions Department included in your acceptance package. For further guidance, we have also created a New Student Checklist to help you better prepare to begin your studies.
Your First Weeks in London
To make sure that you have all the necessary information for your first few weeks on our London campus, we have put together a Pre-Arrival Information booklet. Find out all about the check-in process, what happens during the induction week, what it is like to live in London and how you can join any of the student committees upon your arrival.
Your Campus Guide
We want you to feel at home as soon as you set foot on campus. This is why we’ve prepared a Campus Directory as a guide to help you find the various facilities, contact any of the school departments and make use of all the student services we offer.
Confirm Your Arrival
Arrival & pick-up
The Acceptance Letter will state the official arrival days for your program. During these days, Glion has a welcome booth in:
Heathrow Airport between 09:00 – 17:00 with transfers from Heathrow Airport by taxi to the Glion London Campus.
Please announce your arrival at the welcome booth to secure your transfer to the campus.
March 2021 intake: advice and guidance for new and prospective students in London
What is the current situation in the UK?
A 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England was announced on 22
What does it mean for our students?
From 17 March
- You can access your student accommodation, if you wish to,but classes will be taught remotely until the gov ernment allows us to resume face-to-face teaching. You can access the latest government advice for higher education here.
From 29 March
- Organized outdoor sport and physical activity will resume on-campus.
- You can meet five people from other households (or flats) or oncampus socially, for a coffee or a picnic outdoors. You must not
visit other households or flats.
Over the Easter weekend (3-4 April)
- The government will announce the outcome of a review about the
return of face-to-face teaching on campus.
From 12 April
- The Gym may re-open.
- Outdoor social activity may resume on-campus, organized by the
students’ union, colleges, and other areas.
From 17 May
- Indoor social activity may resume on-campus, organized by the
students’ union, colleges, chaplaincy, and other areas.
- Organized indoor sport and physical activity may resume on-campus.
From 21 June
- Restrictions on social distancing and the number of people you can meet on-campus may be removed.
Please note: all these measures may be subject to further review and adjustment.
Can I still come to the campus in March?
You can start your next semester on 22 March remotely from either your student accommodation or from home.
Based on the latest government announcement, there should be a return to face to face classes during the Spring semester and this date will be confirmed during the Easter period.
What are the current restrictions to enter the UK?
All travellers arriving in the UK must bring:
- a completed passenger locator form
- proof of a negative coronavirus test taken 72 hours prior to travelling
From 15 February 2021, if you are travelling from a country that is not on the travel ban list, you will need to quarantine in your accommodation for 10 days.
Before you travel, you will need to book and pay for two Covid-19 tests to take during your stay. You will receive more information on how to book these tests prior to arrival.
Can I quarantine in my student accommodation?
Yes, in fact we strongly recommend that you spend your quarantine in your student accommodation to avoid unnecessary travel, unless you are travelling from a country in the red list. In the latter case you must spend your quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel organized by the government.
A welcome package including food, kitchenware and cleaning products will be available in your student accommodation at Chadwick on arrival. Several food delivery options will also be available to you.
What arrivals support arrangements are available for the March 2021 intake?
Should you wish to make your way to the London campus and access your student accommodation, our official arrival date is Wednesday 17 March from 9am to 5pm. We will be offering a complimentary airport transfer from Heathrow Airport to the campus and a member of staff will greet you on campus. You must wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules at the airport, in the taxi or public transport and upon your arrival on campus. Please be aware that family or friends will not be allowed to accompany you on campus or in your accommodation at arrival.
Outside of the official arrival date, you will be required to travel independently at your own expense.
Can I arrive earlier to do my quarantine before the start of the semester?
The induction and the beginning of the semester will be delivered remotely, so there is no need to arrive early. If you still wish to arrive before 17 March, you will have to book your own accommodation, unless you are a returning student from last semester and already have a room in Chadwick.
What if I cannot travel to the campus when face-to-face classes resume?
You can choose a 100% remote learning option or study remotely until you are ready, or able, to join us on campus – with seamless integration to your curriculum.
We use the student-centered HyFlex teaching model, which is a simultaneous face-to-face and remote mode of teaching and learning. This gives our remote students the choice of attending classes live or watching recordings if that is more convenient for their time zone or internet connectivity.
Find out more about Glion remote learning here.
What reassurance can I get about health and safety on campus?
Your safety on campus is our number one priority. We have introduced key precautionary measures in readiness for your arrival, which align with, or go beyond, the UK government advice. This includes ongoing temperature checks using thermal cameras, hand sanitizers and social distancing measures in classrooms, reinforced sanitary protocols across campus and free biweekly testing available at the University of Roehampton.
Please note that our student accommodation is located next to the campus, which means that if you live on campus, you will not be required to use public transport. However, we have a finite number of rooms available, so current students are recommended to confirm their preference without delay. Equally, we strongly advise prospective students to complete your application and confirm your accommodation as soon as possible.
For more details on all our campus safety measures, see our Health & Safety campus video.
What are my options if I wish to have a Covid-19 test?
If you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of smell or taste, you can book a free NHS test online or call 119.
If you have no symptoms, the University of Roehampton offers free testing on campus, twice a week.
Please note, this does not apply to the tests required during your quarantine.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if you are worried about symptoms or not sure what to do. Call 111 if you cannot get help online.