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Our commitment to our students

We are really looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University of Wolverhampton for the new academic year.

We are currently in Phase 3 along our Road to Reopening @WLV (details below), which means we are welcoming students back to campus in a managed way.

The safety of students and staff is our top priority, and you will see social distancing measures in place on campus as well as hand sanitiser units throughout our buildings. As we continue along our road to reopening, we will continue to review these in line with national guidance. Alongside these precautions, we have developed an innovative mixture of face-to-face and digital learning to ensure you can start your studies with us and you are not delayed in any way.

Support is here for you and our teams are ready to answer any queries you may have - we are here to help.

Professor Geoff Layer



Phase 1: Lockdown (March - June)

  • Most University buildings closed
  • Digital learning and assessment
  • Student accommodation available to those who need it
  • Small numbers of support staff on campus
  • Planning for reopening

Phase 2: Preparation for students returning (July - August)

  • Reopening of some buildings: our research labs, for example.
  • Digital learning and assessment
  • Student accommodation available to those who need it
  • Planning and testing of social distancing
  • Increased number of staff on campus

Phase 3: Welcome (August - October)

  • Larger numbers of buildings open including libraries, some social spaces and catering
  • Students back on campus: Welcome Week (from 21 Sept) and Semester 1 (undergraduates from 28 Sept, postgraduates from 26 Oct*)
  • Blended learning: mixture of face-to-face and digital
  • Student accommodation in use with social distancing
  • Continued use and review of social distancing
  • Larger numbers of staff on campus
  • Continued access from off-campus for students/staff who need to shield

*Note: there are some exceptions for postgraduate courses. Visit

Phase 4: Moving forwards (November onwards)**

  • Working towards all buildings being open, including social spaces and catering outlets
  • Rebalancing of face-to-face and digital learning
  • Student accommodation in use in line with social distancing guidelines
  • Some staff on campus, some working remotely


** Managed reopening will be dependent on government advice/guidelines and students and staff will be updated regularly on any changes.