Coronavirus

The University is monitoring the coronavirus COVID-19 guidance and acting on the latest official health and travel advice relevant to each campus in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.

Ready to welcome you back

We look forward to welcoming all our students for the start of the academic year, with Semester 1 scheduled to start in the week beginning Monday 7th September on the Malaysia Campus, and Monday 14th September on our Dubai and UK Campuses.

Welcome Week will start 1 week before the start of Semester – 31st August in Malaysia, 6th of September in Dubai and 7th September in the UK and we will share details of those over the summer.

We are taking action to protect the health and wellbeing of students, staff and their families using various measures to ensure safe teaching methods and accommodation while at the same time providing opportunities for safe social interaction. We are currently planning to offer a blend of face-to-face teaching in small groups, where social distancing can be maintained, supported by digital delivery.

You can find out more about this below and in our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.

Student Emergency Support Fund

If you are a student experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, emergency funds may be available to help you cover the cost of essentials.

Please see our Student Emergency Support Fund page.

Student Emergency Support Appeal

The fund has been created following the launch in late March of our emergency appeal to help our students during the crisis. While aimed initially at the University and its graduates, anyone can support the appeal, and in many different ways. Please give as generously of your time and support as you can.

Contacts for staff and students

If you are a student and have further concerns then your first point of contact should be your academic tutor.

If you are a member of staff, your first point of contact should be your line manager.

Student helpline

If you have any further questions, contact our dedicated call centre which is open from 10am until 4pm (UK Time) Monday to Friday. 

You can contact us by telephoning (+44) 0131 451 8899 or through askHWU on the student portal.