Spring term arrangements

The latest information on how Goldsmiths will be delivering teaching and services to students this term.

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As part of the UK government's plan to ease the lockdown in England, in-person activities are allowed to resume for university courses requiring practical teaching, specialist facilities, and on-site assessments.

Following this guidance, we have reviewed our provision and where we can offer in-person activities.

Programmes resuming in-person activities

Use this search to find what is happening with your programme for the remainder of this term.

Contact your department if you have any questions about how your programme will be delivered.

Returning to campus

Campus is open with bookable study spaces and Library click and collect. Contact your department for details of access to workshops and specialist equipment.

Student services like the Student Centre, Wellbeing and Careers are continuing to operate remotely.

To ensure Goldsmiths remains Covid-secure any students returning to campus will have to follow procedures on travel and testing. Please read and follow the information relevant to you below:

Commuting into campus

If you are travelling to campus and returning home after then:

Book NHS Covid-19 tests

Everyone using campus must be tested for Covid-19 every week.

Book a test on campus for when you will arrive and before doing any campus activity. If you will be using campus for more than three days a week, you need to book a second test three days after the first one.

You may have the option of getting tested near to where you live through your local council.

Take precautions when travelling

You must wear a face covering when travelling (unless you are exempt) and try and travel at quieter times - for New Cross this is 08.15-16.00 and after 17.30.

See TFL's safer travel guidance.

On campus

We expect students, staff and visitors to wear a face covering across all of our campus unless you are exempt. Follow floor markings and one way systems, and keep socially distanced from others.

See keeping Covid-secure on campus.

Currently in Goldsmiths accommodation

Book NHS Covid-19 tests

Everyone in Goldsmiths accommodation must be tested for Covid-19 twice every week.

Book your tests on campus with three days between the first and second each week.

Take precautions when travelling

You must wear a face covering when travelling (unless you are exempt) and try and travel at quieter times - for New Cross this is 08.15-16.00 and after 17.30.

See TFL's safer travel guidance.

On campus

We expect students, staff and visitors to wear a face covering across all of our campus unless you are exempt. Follow floor markings and one way systems, and keep socially distanced from others.

See keeping Covid-secure on campus.

Travelling from abroad

Everyone travelling to England* must:

  • Take a Covid-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
  • Book and pay for a travel test package, which will include Covid-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine
  • Complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the travel test package booking reference number
  • Quarantine (self-isolate) for 10 days after you arrive. Anyone travelling from a 'red list' country must book and stay in a quarantine hotel

Read full instructions, including how to book tests and a quarantine hotel, on GOV.UK.

You can apply to the Covid-19 Student Hardship Fund for support in paying for the travel test package or quarantine hotel.

At the end of your 10-day quarantine follow the instructions on this page for commuting into campus or currently in Goldsmiths accommodation.

* Except for Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Travelling from elsewhere in the UK

Returning to your London household

By returning to your term-time accommodation, you will be leaving your current household and joining your London household. Once you move, government guidelines do not allow you to change your household until 17 May at the earliest.

This means you will not be able to travel anywhere else or return to your non-term-time home during the Easter holidays.

Take precautions when travelling

You should travel back to London via private transport wherever possible – but, if you have to use public transport (e.g. bus, coach or train), you should strictly follow the government’s safer travel guidance.

Book NHS Covid-19 tests

Everyone using campus must be tested for Covid-19 every week.

Book a test on campus for when you will arrive and before doing any campus activity. If you are using campus for more than three days a week, you need to book a second test three days after the first one.

You may have the option of getting tested near to where you live through your local council.

On campus

We expect students, staff and visitors to wear a face covering across all of our campus unless you are exempt. Follow floor markings and one way systems, and keep socially distanced from others.

See keeping Covid-secure on campus.

NHS Covid-19 testing on campus

Staff and students who are accessing campus need to be tested each week. Book a test

Help and support

Support services are operating and our teams are on hand to help our students and colleagues. Visit our support page for details on the services available