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Covid-19 Information

Latest news from the UK Healthy Universities Network



Student Space

A new online platform to support student mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, making it easier to find  support and resources.

From May 2021 onwards the Student Space programme, run by Student Minds, will be releasing monthly insight reports to support the work of stakeholders in higher education and mental health.

Student Minds: Coronavirus resources

Guidance and resources to support the higher education community.

Planning for a Sustainable Future: the importance of university mental health in uncertain times

Planning for a Sustainable Future outlines how universities can make mental health a university-wide priority in the context of Covid-19. Informed by the University Mental Health Charter and listening to staff and students, it provides principles universities can apply in making strategic decisions about next year and beyond.


Universities UK Covid-19 Guidance and Information

Universities UK – Principles and considerations: emerging from lockdown

This briefing outlines nine principles and areas for universities to consider as they begin to emerge from lockdown. The principles offer a framework for individual universities to adapt to their own institutional settings and contexts.


COVID-19: Coverage of the fast-moving pandemic situation and how it impacts on higher education around the world.


Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education Project

Designed for those with responsibility for planning, leading and managing educational programmes, the aims of the project are:

The Project has published five leadership intelligence reports – on Induction, Space & Place, Design & Delivery, Quality and Inclusion (available for Advance-HE members to download) and a final Capstone Report (available freely to download) – focused on Leadership, Communication, Partnership and Wellbeing. This report includes a focus on Healthy Universities and the need for a whole university/whole system approach.


OfS student panel outlines priority areas for supporting students in self-isolation

The Office for Students’ (OfS) student panel, which advises the OfS, has published a set of priorities for universities and colleges to consider when supporting students who have been asked to self-isolate.

New report published on mental health support for postgraduate research students

An independent report has been published evaluating the impact of projects funded by the Office for Students and Research England to support the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate research (PGR) students.

Supporting Disabled Students during the Pandemic

This OfS briefing looks at how universities and colleges are addressing the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on disabled students and applicants.

Supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students – event video
A full recording of an event on support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students during the pandemic is now available.

Coronavirus Briefing Note: Students without family support

This OfS briefing focuses on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on students who are not supported by their parents or wider family.

Coronavirus Case Studies

New case studies from OfS demonstrating some of the ways universities, colleges and others are supporting the needs of their students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Supporting student mental health during Covid-19 pandemic

Practical and innovative ways that universities and colleges have been changing their work to support student mental health have been highlighted in a new OfS briefing note, published today.

Supporting international students during pandemic

OfS briefing note focuses on how universities and colleges are supporting current and prospective international students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Information, advice and guidance for prospective students

OfS briefing note on how universities, colleges and others are responding to the challenges of delivering high-quality information, advice and guidance to prospective students through different channels, especially in the context of imminent decision deadlines.


Northern Ireland: Latest Updates for Universities


Scottish Funding Council Covid-19 Guidance and Links


HEFCW Covid-19 Guidance and Links Relevant to Wales


Collated guidance on Covid-19 from AMOSSHE

The UK government and many higher education sector organisations have published guidance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic that impacts the work of Student Services.

NUS Coronavirus and Students: Key Questions

Universities & Colleges Employers’ Association: COVID-19 resources

Links to sources of information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19: Where to Find Quality Health Promotion Information

Collated evidence-based messaging on COVID-19 by trusted sources (e.g. WHO, national public health agencies, research institutions) from the International Union for Health Promotion & Education.

Campus Support During Covid-19

Collated links to resources to support students, compiled by Teriary Wellbeing Aotearoa New Zealand (TWANZ).