Coronavirus (Covid-19) information

Keeping our community safe

Ravensbourne external building with sky

February 2021

The Government has confirmed that from Monday 17 May all students are able to return to in-person teaching. Students will have a mix of in-person lessons inside the Ravensbourne building and remote online lessons. All sessions can be attended remotely if it is not possible to return to the building at this time.

The Ravensbourne building

Following government advice, we introduced extensive safety measures to the Ravensbourne building. We have successfully adapted our learning environment so that students can make the most of our facilities while maintaining social distancing. 

Public Health England has declared our university building covid-secure, meaning we have all the necessary safety measures in place to keep our community safe.

Twice weekly testing

To enter the university building all our staff and students must present a negative Lateral Flow Test result, taken within the last three days. Further details about our testing programme can be found on the intranet.

What to do if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms

  • If you are displaying the symptoms of COVID-19 you must get a test before being allowed back into the Ravensbourne building.
  • You can find out about getting a test on the NHS website.
  • You can access the form for requesting a test on the official gov.uk website.
  • If your COVID-19 test is negative, you will be allowed back into the building. 
  • If your COVID-19 test is positive you must self-isolate for at least 10 days and follow medical advice. Current students will need to inform Student Services of the result and members of staff will need to inform Human Resources.
  • If you do not take a test and have the symptoms, you must still self-isolate for 10 days. Please seek medical advice and only return to the building when you are free of symptoms. 

Face masks and protective shields

It is mandatory for all our staff and students to wear a face mask or shield (for those who are face mask exempt) whilst moving inside the building. Masks must be worn at all times, including during lectures and when seated at desks. Face masks and shields (for those who are face mask exempt) can be obtained free of charge at the front of house. 

Social distancing

We have introduced a number of key safety measures whilst you are in the building. These include: one-way system for moving around the building, sanitisation stations and 2m social distancing markers.

The video below details all of our new safety measures, showing how we've adapted the building so students can safely enjoy our facilities.

We've ensured that everyone will have the space needed to learn, create and thrive. 

Hybrid teaching

From autumn 2020, our teaching moved to a hybrid approach. Some of our classroom sessions moved online to allow the more practical elements that require access to our specialist spaces or equipment to continue to be available on site. 

We have also expanded our library space, prototyping, making areas and individual study spaces for students to work in the building.

Student wellbeing support

If students need someone to talk to, they are reminded to contact our dedicated student services team. Student services are currently hosting daily drop in sessions from 1.00pm - 2.00pm to offer any assistance students may need. All of our existing services have moved online, so students can access the same support that was available in the building.

Student space services

Students can explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help the challenges of student life on studentspace.org.uk

Student Space is a trusted place to access: 

  • dedicated support services for students, by phone, text, webchat or email
  • Information and tools to help students through the challenges of coronavirus
  • find support available at particular places of study

Ravensbourne University London's Coronavirus (Covid-19) Charter

Staying in touch

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