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Coronavirus – what you need to know – University of Reading

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Coronavirus – what you need to know


We will be open in September and we are expecting to welcome students back to our Reading campuses (Whiteknights and London Road) for the start of the autumn term on Monday 28 September, where possible.

Our roadmap sets out our plan for managing the gradual reinstating of our campus activities in a phased and careful way.

You can also hear more information about our plans for autumn 2020 in this video message from our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort.


Information for current students is published on Essentials.

If you work at the University, read our information for staff. If you are an applicant or are interested in applying, read our information for prospective students and applicants.

Using our grounds for exercise

We're happy that our campus can be used to help people to enjoy time outside, but please make sure you're always following the government guidelines about the Coronavirus.

Facilities on campus

Our roadmap sets out our plan for managing the gradual reinstating of our campus activities in a phased and careful way. Currently, the majority of staff continue to work from home. Our Security team will continue to be on-site to provide support.


We have taken the very difficult decision to cancel our summer graduation ceremony. This is a celebratory event of huge important to our community, and it is a decision we make with a heavy heart. All students who were expecting to graduate this summer have now been contacted by the Graduation Office. If you were expecting to graduate and have not heard from the Graduation Team please email as soon as possible so they can look into this for you.

Further information

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms is available on the website. Travel advice is available from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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